BRAND: Sonoma Flatbreads
VARIETY: Dairy Free Fire Roasted Vegetables
CERTIFIED GF: Yes
BOX WEIGHT: 16.43 oz.
SERVING SIZE: 1/3 (155g)
TOP 8 ALLERGENS: none
MAIN CRUST INGREDIENTS: Rice flour, modified rice starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, potato flour, cultured brown rice
OTHER GF VARIETIES: No additional gluten-free and dairy-free varieties available. For gluten-free varieties see the Four Cheese variety.
WHY IT’S AWESOME: A vegan pizza with the right amount of toppings and a superior crust.
Best Gluten-Free Pizzas
When it comes to pizza night, we are all looking for the best. Thankfully, we discovered these brands. They’re tops for taste. And they’re all certified gluten-free or produced in dedicated gluten-free facilities.
Best Overall Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza Brands
Listed in alphabetical order.
We don’t know how they did it with just tapioca starch, milk, eggs, oil and cheese, but this pizza crust tastes like crust. The cheese in the crust helps to crisp it up and adds flavor—we love it! The Three Cheese and uncured Pepperoni flavors were a grain-free hit (although we weren’t big fans of the nut-free Pesto flavor). A bonus—these pies are big enough (and tasty enough) to feed a family.
Contains dairy, eggs
We can’t get enough of Oggi’s crust. We found this Canadian company a few years ago at a food show and we’ve been waiting for it to show up in our local grocery stores. Once these pizzas hit the shelves, we grabbed as many boxes as we could. This crust rises, browns and is the chewy, puffy crust of your dreams. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free (and certified, too). The Quattro Formaggi with mozzarella, asiago, romano and parmesan is our favorite. Our only complaint? These pizzas are small.
Contains dairy, may contain soy
Smart Flour’s use of ancient grains in certified gluten-free crusts captured our attention, and then the taste won us over. The combination of sorghum, teff and amaranth creates a crust that’s packed with protein and nutrients and tastes like — crust! We love the premade pies and also the frozen pizza crusts (for when a DIY mood strikes). We highly recommend the Chicken Sausage flavor.
Another incredible certified gluten-free brand, Sonoma Flatbreads offers a wide variety of pizza flavors on a thin crust. Our team was some of the first in the nation to try the Dairy-Free Fire-Roasted Vegetables pizza and we fell in love with the variety of veggies. You’ll love their family-size pizzas in Chicken & Fire Roasted Peppers, BBQ Chicken & Bacon and Four Meat flavors.
Contains dairy (unless noted dairy-free), soy (on most flavors)
This certified gluten-free thin-crust pizza is packed with flavor. It’s no wonder that these frozen pizzas are a hit. They come in Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni & Cheese and Tomato, Basil & Garlic flavors. Want to make it yourself? Spinato’s is now bottling its sauces.
Best Grain-Free or Paleo Brands
Fewer than 10% of our readers said they are looking for grain-free/paleo pizzas, but maybe after reading about these options, you’ll get more adventurous in the grocery aisles. Against the Grain is one of our favorite pizzas overall; it easily wins the grain-free crown. Cappello’s pizzas are incredible feats of paleo pizza and we particularly recommend their delicious Sheep’s Milk Cheese pizza. Note that these crusts can easily be under-baked.
If you’re looking for something different in the paleo world, try Real Good Foods. While Italian food aficionados might have a problem calling it pizza, Real Good’s Chicken Crust pizza features a crust made, surprisingly, with just chicken breast and cheese.
Contains dairy, eggs
Cauliflower Crust Pizzas
For those looking to cut down on refined carbs, cauliflower crust pizzas make a great pizza alternative and they’re obviously packed with veggies. You must try the new CaulipowerPepperoni Pizza and Milton’s Craft Bakers (yes, the cracker company) Cauliflower Crust pizza (available in a two-pack at Costco).
Contains dairy, eggs
Best Vegan or Dairy-free Brands
Only 12% of readers surveyed said they want a gluten-free, dairy-free pizza. We often struggle with baking dairy-free frozen pizzas, as they can overbake on top but stay doughy in the middle. You may have to play around with baking time, oven temperature and placement (whether to bake it directly on the rack or to use a pizza stone) for these pizzas. However, we’re excited to see so many awesome flavor combos on the market. We recommend Sonoma Flatbreads’ Dairy-Free Fire-Roasted Vegetables (vegan) and DaiyaPepperoni Style pizza (vegan).
Mikey’s Pizza Pockets are paleo-friendly, certified gluten-free pizza pockets that feature a paleo crust and plant-based cheese. These just-launched grain-free pockets are delicious.
Smart Flour Foods Snack Bites — available in Three Cheese, Uncured Pepperoni and Pepperoni & Sausage Combo — taste just as good as those pizza snack bites you might remember from their peak popularity in the ’90s.
Contains dairy, soy
What You Want From Your GF Frozen Pizza
Not surprisingly, taste is king. Readers want a good-tasting pie (no cardboard crusts!) for pizza night.
The GF Frozen Pizza Reader Survey Results
Readers enthusiastically responded to our GF&M Pizza Survey (over 1,000 of you voted). Here’s what you said:
How often do you purchase GF frozen pizza?
Once a week or more – I love pizza! 15%
Less than once a week but more than once a month – 38%
Less than once a month but more than every 6 months – 30%
About every 6 months – 7%
I don’t often purchase gluten-free frozen pizza – 11%
Clearly everyone isn’t feasting on the best GF pizzas available. This was obvious when we asked:
When it comes to GF pizza, what are your biggest complaints?
It’s too expensive – 30%
It doesn’t taste like “regular” pizza – 20%
It just doesn’t taste good – 8%
The pizza is too small – 7%
The crust is soggy – 6%
The toppings are too sparse – 5%
The pizza lacks flavor – 5%
But your pizza frustrations don’t stop you from having clear favorites when you DO indulge in GF frozen pizza:
What is your favorite gluten-free frozen pizza?
Freschetta – 22%
Against the Grain – 14%
Udi’s – 11%
Sabatasso’s – 8%
Daiya – 6%
Speak Up! Almost all (99%) of our readers surveyed purchase frozen gluten-free pizza at their local grocery stores. (We found some of our favorites online only.) Don’t hesitate to ask your local grocery store to stock the products you love.