If you crave the simplicity of frozen pizza, you have plenty of gluten-free frozen pizza options. Both large and tiny specialty manufacturers have stepped into the marketplace, offering a huge variety of different gluten-free frozen pizzas.
You can choose gluten-free frozen pizzas in New York, Sicilian and thin crust styles, plus pizzas with assorted toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni to eclectic spinach and feta and spicy chicken barbecue. If you're looking for an easy, fast dinner option, you can keep plenty in the freezer to suit any mood.
Here's what's available in gluten-free frozen pizzas:
Amy's Kitchen offers two different gluten-free frozen pizzas, both sized to feed two or more people — its rice crust plain cheese pizza and a rice crust spinach soy cheese pizza, which is both vegan and gluten-free casein-free.
Both use organic sweet rice flour, organic potatoes and organic tapioca flour. The plain cheese pizza is topped with mozzarella cheese, while the spinach soy cheese pizza features soy-based mozzarella and ricotta "cheeze." Amy's tests its gluten-free products to 5 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.
Glutino has six gluten-free frozen pizza offerings: its plain Duo cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, spinach and feta pizza, BBQ chicken pizza, spinach soy cheese pizza (which is dairy-free), and three cheese pizza.
All are sized as single servings, and the Duo cheese pizzas also come in a multi-pack. The Duo and the spinach and feta pizzas both come with a corn-based crust, while the rest feature brown rice crusts. Glutino tests its products to 20ppm of gluten.
Whole Foods, the huge health food supermarket chain, offers a vegan frozen pizza topped with roasted vegetables.
The vegan pizza is billed as "no gluten ingredients," since, according to a Whole Foods spokesperson, it's crafted in a facility where gluten also is processed. Whole Foods follows "good manufacturing procedures" to avoid cross-contamination, but this pizza is not tested for gluten cross-contamination.
Joan's GF Great Bakes gluten-free frozen pizzas come in two different pizza styles: thick, chewy Sicilian-style pizza and New York-style thin-crust pizza ("Our pizza folds!" brags the website). The 15-ounce Sicilian crust pizza comes in its own foil baking pan, while the New York-style pizza measures about 10 to 11 inches in diameter. Both are available online for shipping.
Joan's GF Great Bakes carefully sources ingredients and contracts with an independent laboratory to test the pizzas to contain less than 5ppm of gluten.
BOLD Organics, a brand-new company with a focus on the gluten-free, dairy-free pizza market, makes four different GFDF frozen pizzas, including plain "cheese" (with cheese substitute), veggie lovers, meat lovers and deluxe. All include a tofu-based cheese substitute, and two of the pizzas the plain cheese and the veggie lovers are suitable for vegan diets.
The company tests its frozen pizzas to 5 parts per million as part of its gluten-free certification through the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA). BOLD Organics also is verified non-GMO and certified organic.
Ian's Natural Foods makes two different gluten-free frozen French bread pizzas one with cheese and pepperoni, and another that's gluten-free casein-free and topped with mozzarella-style soy "cheesy."
Both come in 8-ounce packages that include two French bread pizzas each. Ian's tests its products to contain fewer than 20ppm of gluten.
Conte's Pasta Company, a New Jersey-based Italian specialty firm that's pushing heavily into the gluten-free market, offers two gluten-free frozen pizzas: mushroom florentine pizza and margherita pizza with roasted garlic and olive oil.
Both pizzas include rice flour-based crusts. Conte's gluten-free products are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility opened in October 2010, and are certified by the GFCO, which tests to 10ppm.