Food Review: Caulipower’s Margherita Cauliflower Crust Pizza

So unlike the previous review I did, I have tried cauliflower pizza before from the people at Caulipower. This particular variation is the Margherita Cauliflower Crust Pizza. And it’s a frozen pizza, of course. So your mileage may vary on what you prefer with frozen pizzas. I’ve actually spent a great deal of time trying to find the perfect frozen pizza. There are a few good contenders, and I would contend that cauliflower pizza from the Caulipower peeps is right up there with the best of the best.

If you haven’t caught on yet, this pizza is exactly what it sounds like, folks: A pizza with a cauliflower crust, so comparatively to other pizza with traditional dough crusts, it’s much healthier and far less calories. And as I’ve talked about previously, I’m trying to watch those pesky calories (lol on my first draft, I said I was trying to watch those “pesky cauliflowers. I motion to rename calories cauliflowers because it made me laugh). I also avoided getting any toppings that would up the calorie count, but also, margherita pizza is among my favorite styles of pizza.

I can eat an entire one of these frozen pizzas, which is what I tend to do when I eat pizza, and this one is only 680 calories. That’s not too shabby at all. It’s not a big pizza, by any means, but 680 calories makes me not feel too terribly guilty after.

That’s also a few hundred calories below other frozen pizzas that market themselves as healthy (like Amy’s four-cheese pizza is 890 calories) and hugely different from a traditional frozen pizza I would devour (for example, a go-to would be DiGiorno’s rising crust pepperoni pizza, which is 1,920 calories!).

And I can’t stress enough that the best part about this is that it’s not a gimmick. It’s not a healthy way to eat pizza that, well, isn’t that tasty. It’s freakin’ tasty! My favorite part about it is that since it’s cauliflower-based, it has that melt-in-your-mouth quality with each bite.

Since I’ve been eating better and watching my calories, I haven’t had pizza in over a month, even this kind. Well, tonight I treated myself to this one. Also because I lost another nearly two pounds since last week and overall, nearly seven pounds since June 25, wohoo!

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It’s a frozen pizza, so there’s not too much to it in terms of preparation and cooking it. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the pizza from both the box, the overwrap and the cardboard. Then plop it on the middle rack and let cook for about 13 to 16 minutes.

For me, about 15 minutes was perfect for nice crispness on the outer edges while obviously ensuring the middle was cooking enough. Because that’s my thing now, I also added a liberal dousing of cayenne pepper to it because I enjoy the kick.

Otherwise, boom. I devoured this, and again, feel great afterward. I don’t feel overly stuffed. It was delicious. It’s worth reiterating again that, particularly for frozen pizza, this is tasty treat for dinner or lunch. Frozen automatically takes a lot of food down a notch, but I don’t feel like anything is lost with this pizza.

The selling point here is the cauliflower, and a lot of the cheaper frozen pizzas (not naming names, but also because I have a crap memory and can’t remember) seem to be lackluster on the crust front. But this cauliflower crust holds up with nice crispness and tastiness.

Speaking of “selling point,” this pizza was only $6-something at Walmart. Healthy, tasty pizza for less than $7? Thank you, Caulipower people.

What’s your favorite kind of frozen pizza, and have you had a chance to try this cauliflower variation?

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