Hi! I'm back today with a review on Pillsbury's Gluten Free Pizza Dough. This is not a review for which I have been compensated for. It's my own personal review. I've been following a gluten free diet since 2010. Since then many of my friends, or friends of friends have also had to change the way they were eating due to Celiac Disease, wheat allergy, or gluten intolerance. They often ask me about my favorite products so I thought I'd tell you about a new product my son and I enjoy.
Pillsbury recently introduced three new refridgerated gluten free products, one of which is a thin crust pizza dough. I normally make my own dough, and it's good, but more importantly it's a lot less expensive, and it tastes better than some of the commercial doughs we've tried. But I always try to have a few "heat-em ups" as we call them in our house for those moments when we're short on time or not feeling up to cooking. So I picked up a tub of dough for DS to try. Cheeseburger Pizza
The raw dough is kind of a grayish color, which might throw you off if you are expecting a wheat dough when you open up the tub. After it cooks it has a nice color consistent with pizza dough. I divided the dough in half and made two large individual sized pizzas.
- Good flavor. The dough is kinda sweet, but it doesn't have a strange after taste like some commercial gluten free products tend to have and it actually has flavor!
- It's large enough to make two individual sized pizzas, hearty enough for a teen boy :)
- Even after purchasing cheese, sauce, & toppings, the price you end up spending is comparable to what you'd spend for good take out pizza. I had some left over ground beef and veggies so I didn't calculate that into the cost but the dough is under $5 regular price. I'd estimate a pepperoni pizza would cost somewhere between $7-$10.
- This dough is for a thin crust pizza. If you don't roll it out thin enough it has a doughy texture, but not in a good way. Be sure to pierce the dough with a fork repeatedly all over the surface so that it doesn't puff up.
- The bottom of the crust doesn't get crispy, however there might be a way to correct that, I just haven't figured it out yet.
- The suggested cooking times were really off for me. I pre-baked the crust for 10 minutes for the cheeseburger pizza, and baked it for another 11 minutes after adding the toppings. I think it cooked too long. For the veggie pizza I allowed it to cook for 8 minutes, and then cooked it for an additional 10 minutes after adding the toppings to melt the cheese and warm the veggies and it was perfect! It could just be my oven, but just watch your time and adjust accordingly.
I would definitely buy this dough again. It was good, and required minimal effort to make, even while feeling under the weather so it's a winner. You can also find coupons all over the web for it so that's a bonus! GF products are so expensive so any little savings makes a difference.
We haven't tried the pie crust or cookie dough yet. I'm not sure I will purchase those only because I have a great pie crust & cookie recipe that I love. If I change my mind I'll be sure to share a review.
Do you follow a gluten or wheat free diet? What are your favorite GF or wheat free foods?