I haven’t done a post about food at all because I simply have not been meal prepping. BUT I’ve been seeing articles about the new Cauliflower Pizza Crust by Trader Joe’s. So of course I had to try it. I’ve tried making cauliflower crust PLENTY of times in the past but it NEVER turns out. It’s always mushy. I have to eat it with a fork and its more like pizza mush.
In all fairness, the Cauliflower crust from Trader Joe’s is not made out of JUST cauliflower. There are other ingredients (all natural/healthy). I thought this would help the crust stay in tact better than the stuff I’ve been trying to make.
I went out and bought all the pizza supplies and made one today, so here I am to tell you about it. The toppings I chose were pizza sauce, cheese, spinach, onion & turkey pepperoni.
Overall it’s pretty simple, you don’t have to pre-bake the crust or anything. Put on the toppings and toss in the oven – for about 10 minutes. Then the instructions stated to let it sit for two minutes before slicing.
I cooked it a little longer than it told me to, and I broiled it for a couple minutes at the end just to brown the cheese. Here are my thoughts:
SO much better than when I’ve made it myself.
Still floppy, but I didn’t have to use a fork.
You could obviously tell it wasn’t real pizza crust.
You HAVE to let it sit. I started with two slices (I let it sit for about 2 minutes) and I wasn’t really impressed. However, when I went back for more (it had been sitting for probably 10 minutes at this point) it was much better. The crust was stronger and more “pizza-like.”
I bought two different crusts so I’ll probably make the second one some day soon but with much more exciting toppings. I think it’d be best with some type of pesto pizza, or garlic sauce, or olive oil instead of the regular pizza sauce. But we’ll decide that later.
Overall, I definitely think it was worth the $4. I feel less bloated after eating it compared to regular pizza, and it was super easy to make.