The pros: Trader Joe's Organic Frozen Pizza Crusts are quick, easy, fast, and convenient way of making homemade pizza so you don't have to spend $15 on a pie.
The cons: Very bland tasting crust. It needed more salt, so if its flavor you are looking for please add it. Be sure to have a pizza peel before making pizza. A regular spatula or turner will not pick up a pizza pie. Just saying. Have the right equipment.
The verdict: For $2.99, this works out about the same price as buying the raw pizza dough from the store for each pie. That being said it was easier to work with than regular pizza dough. It held its shape better to get it in and out of the oven. However, it wasn't nearly as tasty as homemade pizza dough and isn't on the same level as some of their other par baked bread like Trader Joe’s Artisan Parbake Ficelles. But then again the reason you buy something like this is convenience.
The bag of Trader Joe's Organic Frozen Pizza Crusts in the freezer aisle:
The nutritional information and ingredients:
Trader Joe's description of the product:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get are two of these:
Add some sauce (lightly as you don't want a soggy pizza):
Add some toppings:
Bake. Wait to cool before cutting. Enjoy:
I made a cheese pizza with the other crust:
Would I buy this again? Trader Joe's Organic Frozen Pizza Crusts will never make you true New York style pizza, but it was better than Dominoes or Papa John's any day of the week for minimal effort. If you are willing to sacrifice a bit with the blandness of the crust, then you should get this. If you are never going to make your own pizza dough or at least roll out store bought pizza dough, this is the way to go. I'd just recommend brushing it with olive oil and possibly sprinkling a little cheese or powdered garlic on the crust to bring up the flavor on this.
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