Say it with me, Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza with Deep Fried Crust. Emphasis on the deep-fried crust. Deep-fried bread so how bad can make it into a pizza be?
Pizza never goes bad in my household. And my husband prefers pizza without red sauce. There is just one problem: by the time I made this, there was none left for him to try.
So this isn't traditional white pizza either. Instead of globs of ricotta, this is heavy on the parmesan, mozzarella, burrata, with pockets of pesto and roasted garlic.
Neither the pesto nor the roasted garlic were overwhelming. Instead they were a pleasant compliment to the cheese.
I did not miss the red sauce here.
And I was totally digging the fried bread. Usually I think a lot of fried freezer items come out a bit greasy. Here the opposite is true. This helps keep the crust oh so crusty. Plus it makes it thick enough to grab.
I hid the two leftover slices in the back of the refrigerator so my husband wouldn't find them. We don't share leftovers well in our household. So yes, we hide food from each other.
The next day when I grabbed the slices I had one cold- nice and crispy. And when I reheated the other one in the microwave for 20 seconds it was still crispy.
Normally, pizza gets soggy in the microwave. This pizza still had a good amount of crispiness to it.
Overall, this is pretty solid and at least in my local stores seems to sell out pretty quickly. If you can't find it, then you can always reach for Monteli Pizza Crusts that are also in the frozen section and make your own (albeit not fried but still pretty solid).
This is packaged in a box. There is a layer of plastic covering the pizza.
For $5.99 this is probably the best frozen pizza Trader Joe's has on shelves.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza again. It was totally awesome. Totally worth hiding it from the members of your household if you don't like to share either.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
A visual rundown
The box Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza:
The nutritional information and the ingredients
The description from the side of the box:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza
Product Name: Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza
Product Description: Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza is new and oh so good.
Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza is new, frozen and has deep fried crust.
- Nice and crispy. Even the leftovers
- Really delicious for a white pizza
- Very unique from the other offerings
- Not much comes to mind