The three-cheese pizza is another favorite combination Caulipower offers as a ready-made pizza. It’s certified gluten-free and made on Caulipower’s signature cauliflower crust.
Like all other pizzas made by Caulipower, it’s a meal option for everyone to enjoy. But, it can be a good store pizza for those who have gluten sensitivities and intolerance or those who simply would like to cut back on calories for some time- calories, that is, not carbs.
Yet, whether or not it will win you over with its taste is another story. For that answer and much more, read our totally-exposing review of this pizza here.
For now, let’s go over everything else you need to know about Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza so you know what you’ll be eating before you even taste it.
Caulipower’s Three Cheese Pizza Nutrition Facts
Half Pizza = 380 Calories 43g Net Carbs 13g Protein
At 380 calories and 43 grams of net carbs, Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza is not exactly the lightest cauliflower pizza on the market. In fact, if you’re trying to follow a low-carb diet, this might not be the best choice for you.
On the other hand, if you are trying to eat more protein and fewer calories, this could be considered an option for you as long as you don’t mind the carbs.
In terms of fat content, this pizza has 15 grams of total fat per serving with 6 grams of saturated fat. Compared to other three-cheese pizzas made on cauliflower crust, Caulipower’s fat content is right on par.
Here are the complete nutrition label and the breakdown of micronutrients for Caulipower’s Three-Cheese pizza:
Now let’s move on to the ingredient list to see what goes into this cheesy pizza.
Caulipower Margherita Pizza Ingredients
Crust Ingredients: Cauliflower, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Water, Corn Starch, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Egg, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Baking Powder [Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate], Xanthan Gum, Sugar, Yeast, Vinegar, Salt.
Toppings’ Ingredients: Sauce (Water, Tomato Paste, Spice Blend [Granulated Garlic, Spices, Onion], Salt, Granulated Garlic, Basil), Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese (Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), White Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes).
Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza has a total of 25 ingredients.
15 ingredients are in the crust and the other 10 make up for the sauce, mozzarella cheese, the parmesan, and white cheddar cheese.
All of the ingredients are ones that you would expect to find in most ready-made store pizzas. However, it’s worth noting that this pizza does contain eggs and milk, so if you’re allergic to any of them, be aware.
Is Caulipower’s Three-Cheese Pizza Healthy?
Caulipower’s ready-made pizzas score average on healthiness. The three-cheese pizza is no different.
While the three-cheese pizza is not filled with unnatural ingredients, it’s not exactly the healthiest ready-made pizza you could be eating either.
In the three-cheese pizza case, two additives (Monocalcium Phosphate & Disodium Diphosphate), higher sodium content, and the 6 grams of saturated fat are some of the not-so-healthy things about this pizza.
For these reasons, Yuka.io gives this pizza a 36/100 which places it in the “Not So Healthy” category.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat it. Everything is fine in moderation and at the end of the day, a store pizza is a store pizza.
Here is a rundown of Yuka’s analysis of Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza listing the negatives and positives:
Is Caulipower’s Three-Cheese Pizza Diet-Friendly?
In terms of weight-loss diets, Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza can fit into a few different ones.
For instance, if you are following a calorie-restricted diet, you can have half of this pizza and save the other half for later or another meal. One whole pizza is 760 calories, so eating half still puts you at a moderate calorie intake for the day.
On the other hand, if you’re adhering to a low-carb diet like Keto, this pizza will put you over your carb limit for the day. One serving has 43 grams of net carbs which is way over the recommended 20-50 grams of carbs per day for most low-carb diets.
As for some of the lifestyle diets, such as paleo, vegan, and Whole30, Caulipower’s three-cheese does not fit into any of these plans for the reasons explained below:
Paleo: The pizza has grains (in the form of flour) and dairy which are not paleo.
Vegan: The pizza has cheese, milk, and eggs, all of which are not vegan.
Whole30: The pizza has cheese, added sugar, and grains which are not Whole30 compliant.
Caulipower Three-Cheese Pizza’s Cooking Instructions
Caulipower’s cooking instructions are the same for all of their pizzas. However, applying the same cooking instructions to all the combinations results in unevenly cooked pizzas.
So, you’ll have to experience each pizza and see if any adjustments are needed to avoid under or overcooking.
Below, we’ll give you what’s listed on Caulipower’s box as the cooking instructions, and in our review article, we’ll share our experience and the changes we had to make for the pizza to turn out well.
Caulipower’s Cooking Instructions
1-Preheat oven to 425°F.
2-Remove pizza from box, overwrap, and cardboard.
3-Cook pizza directly on the middle rack (no pan needed!) until cheese is golden brown and crust is crispy, typically 13-16 minutes.
These instructions will work for most of Caulipower’s pizzas. However, the recommended oven time was a bit long for the three cheese. Find out what happened here.
The most important thing to remember is that Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza is a store-bought pizza. As such, it’s not going to be as fresh, healthy, or diet-friendly as a homemade or even a local pizza place’s pie.
That being said, it’s a quick and easy gluten-free meal option when you don’t have the time or energy to make your own pizza from scratch or don’t feel like waiting for delivery.
Just be aware of the ingredients (especially if you have allergies), cooking instructions, and how this pizza will fit into your diet.