CAULIPOWER Pizza Review: A Cauliflower Pizza You'll Actually Enjoy
Overall Rating = 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 (5/5)
Ok, if you know me, you know I love the real deal when it comes to pizza. But let’s get one thing straight: I’m always looking for ways to make my pizza indulgence a little healthier. Whether that be by adding vegetables (it’s basically a salad, right?) or experimenting with different crust alternatives — it never hurts to change things up in the quest for a more nutritious slice.
I’ve tried a few different cauliflower crusts before: I’ve tried making my own (I’d recommend avoiding this option, the results were … not pleasant) and I’ve tried Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Crust, which was decent. But I’ve never tried a cauliflower pizza that has really given me the same feeling of comfort and indulgence as the real thing … that is until I tried CAULIPOWER pizza.
If you’ve ever wondered what the best gluten-free cauliflower crust on the market is — you’ll want to read this CAULIPOWER pizza review!
I was introduced to CAULIPOWER by my girlfriend who had stealthily replaced her kids normal pizza nights with this healthier alternative. I was skeptical at first, but after my first bite, I was hooked. I think something along the lines of, “HOLY COW, THIS IS NOT CAULIFLOWER CRUST … IS IT?!!” came out of my mouth upon first tasting the pepperoni CAULIPOWER pie.
No joke, this is the best gluten-free pizza crust alternative I have ever tasted. After re-reading the ingredients on the back of the package five times, I was still in disbelief. I think their secret may be the brown rice flour that adds to the consistency (it doesn’t have that grainy and bland taste that I’ve experienced with other doughs). But that’s just speculation. Whatever it is, the crust is a little soft, crispy on the outside and the cheese is melty and delicious is all the right ways.
How to cook your CAULIPOWER pizza for best results:
Preheat your oven to a hot 425 degrees.
Either take the CAULIPOWER pizza off the cardboard round it comes on and place it directly on the rack for a softer crust — or leave it on the cardboard for a crispier crust on the outside.
Typically, I leave it in the oven between 13-15 minutes, per the cooking instructions.
Slide it out of the oven, and let it cool for a few minutes.
Slice it up and enjoy!
Caulipower pepperoni slices and salad.
The perfect combo!
Is CAULIPOWER pizza healthy?
Now that you are starting to drool and ready to eat one of these pies — let’s talk nutrition and calories. One of the best parts about CAULIPOWER pizza is it typically clocks in around 330 calories for half of the pie — so even if you go crazy and eat the entire thing, it’s still pretty healthy (considering two single regular slices are around the same amount of calories and contain way more fat)! And if you have someone to split it with, even better. My boyfriend and I usually split a pie and then serve it with veggies or a side salad. Healthy and quick dinner for the the win!
Nutrition wise each serving isn’t too shabby either. For one serving, a CAULIPOWER pizza has 15 grams of fat (5 grams of saturated fat, 0 trans fats, 3.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat and 5 grams of monounsaturated fat), 3 grams of dietary fiber, only 2 grams of sugar, and a whopping 12 grams of protein. It also contains vitamins A, C, D, iron and calcium.
Which CAULIPOWER pizza is the best?
I’ve tried the pepperoni, Margherita and the veggie pizzas so far. I must say my current favorite is the Margherita. It’s simple and tastes amazing. The runner up is CAULIPOWER’s pepperoni pizza. I felt like the veggie had too much going on to enjoy the crust, but I may need to try it again to better judge.
Plus, CAULIPOWER pizza also makes plain crust, so you can make your own creation at home. Something I definitely still need to try!
So the next time you’re ready for a girls night in, a movie night at home, or heck, an easy but delicious mid-week meal — grab a CAULIPOWER pizza and enjoy!
If you’re looking for where to buy them, I typically pick mine up at Sprouts Farmers Market — but you can check their website to find a store near you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have a CAULIPOWER pizza in the freezer with my name on it.
What cauliflower pizza crust alternatives have you tried? Let me know in the comments!
Try one — you can thank me later.
This CAULIPOWER pizza review was not sponsored. All opinions are my own based off my extremely judgmental tastebuds.