Milton’s roasted vegetables cauliflower crust pizza is one of the best gluten-free ready-made pizzas you’ll ever buy from the supermarket. Well, to be precise, from Costco.
We picked it up from our local Costco, thinking it was just another frozen gluten-free pie. But, on the very first try, it carved its place into our hearts (and our freezer) for its excellent flavor, crispy cauliflower crust, and overall healthy ingredients.
You can read more about why this pie outperformed its frozen pizza stigma in our review article, but for now, let’s go over the basics to make sure it fits into your game plan.
In this article, we’ll cover this pizza’s nutrition facts and ingredients, assess its healthiness and go into its diet-friendliness to see if it can be a part of your diet.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it!
Milton’s Roasted Vegetables Pizza Nutrition Facts
One Slice = 230 Calories 25g Net Carbs 12g Protein
Milton’s serving size is set at one slice. The pizza is recommended to be cut into four slices.
Milton’s pizza’s nutritional density is within the moderate range at 230 calories and 25 grams of net carbs with 12 grams of protein per slice.
Calorically, it sits on the lower side, but it’s within the average range for both carbs and protein in pizzas made on cauliflower crusts.
It’s also slightly lower on fats, with only 5 grams of saturated fat per serving.
For a more in-depth look, here are the complete nutrition facts label and the breakdown of micronutrients for Milton’s roasted vegetable pizza:
It’s always a good idea to look at the nutrition label of any prepared food you plan on eating, but the calories and macros are nothing to write home about and are easily justifiable depending on your dietary needs.
Now, let’s go over the ingredients to see if there are any red flags.
Milton’s Roasted Vegetables Pizza Ingredients
Crust Ingredients: Cauliflower, Low Moisture Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes] Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Water, Egg Whites, Modified Rice Starch, Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Cultured Brown Rice, Garlic Powder, Italian Seasoning, Xanthan Gum.
Toppings’ Ingredients: Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese (Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Tomato Sauce (Water, Tomato Paste, Seasoning [Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Onion and Garlic, Spices], Sea Salt), Roasted Zucchini, Roasted Bell Peppers (Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers), Roasted Onion, Pecorino Romano and Parmesan Cheese Blend (Pecorino Romano Cheese [Pasteurized Sheep’s Milk, Salt, Enzymes], Parmesan Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes]), Roasted Garlic, Basil, Oregano.
Allergens: Milk and Egg
Between the crust and the toppings, Milton’s veggie pizza has a total of 26 main ingredients. 14 in the crust and 12 in the toppings.
None of the ingredients are particularly unhealthy or have any red flags. In fact, most of the ingredients are typical of what you’d find in a pre-made pizza.
However, the pizza does have one additive that would have been nice to see omitted: Powdered Cellulose.
Powdered cellulose is used as a bulking agent to help ingredients stick together; it’s not harmful, but it has been linked to digestive issues in some cases.
Interestingly, this additive was not listed on the ingredients list. We came across it after it was detected by the food product scanner app (yuka.io) we use to analyze food products.
But, overall, the ingredient list looks pretty good.
Is Milton’s Roasted Vegetables Pizza Healthy?
To our surprise, Milton’s roasted veggie pizza scored relatively high on the healthfulness scale. Relatively, because it’s still a processed food and not as healthy as, say, a salad.
The Yuka app gave this pizza a 60/100. Given that Yuka’s scoring is based on analyzing an ingredient list, a score of 60 is a good indication that the pizza is on the healthier side.
The only two factors that kept the score from being higher are the presence of powdered cellulose as an additive and higher sodium content per serving.
Powdered cellulose is not a harmful additive to have in food products, but it has been linked to digestive issues in some cases.
The sodium content in Milton’s pizza is higher than average for pizzas. However, this probably won’t be a problem for most people as long as moderation is exercised.
For your reference, here is a rundown of Yuka’s analysis of Milton’s roasted veggie pizza listing the negatives and positives:
Is Milton’s Roasted Veggie Pizza Diet-Friendly?
Milton’s roasted veggie pizza is not necessarily a go-to choice for those on a weight loss diet.
While it has relatively lower calories and carbs per serving than similar products, it can still add up if you eat multiple slices.
However, the pizza is made on a cauliflower crust and is certified as gluten-free food. So, if you eat gluten-free or find that gluten-free products work well with your body, this pizza may be a great option.
As for how the other popular lifestyle diets (Vegetarianism, Vegan, Paleo and etc.) fit in with Milton’s roasted veggie pizza, the only diet that Milton’s pizza is in compliance with is vegetarianism.
This pizza is not vegan or paleo-friendly as it contains both dairy and eggs.
Milton’s Pizza’s Cooking Instructions
Milton’s cooking instructions are pretty straightforward and right on point, but the cooking length may have to be adjusted based on your oven’s performance.
As always, we recommend following the package instructions to the letter the first time you make the pizza. After that, you can experiment a little and see what works best for you.
Here are Milton’s cooking instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Remove overwrap and cardboard and place pizza directly on center oven rack (For best results, cook pizza from frozen and do not use baking sheet).
3. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
4. Let pizza cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.
We followed these instructions step-by-step, and the pizza was heated through and the cheese was perfectly gooey. You can see a pic of how the pizza turned out in our review article.
Milton’s pizza really outperformed our expectations. We picked it up from Costco’s freezer section without much thought, but it ended up being a pretty well-rounded frozen pizza.
It was tasty, healthy, gluten-free, and, best of all, cooked up just as promised.
If you’re looking for a frozen pizza that is easy to prepare and doesn’t compromise on taste or nutrition, Milton’s may be the one for you.
So, overall, our verdict on Milton’s roasted veggie pizza is that it’s definitely a great option if you’re looking for a healthy frozen pizza to enjoy.