Tattooed Chef’s cauliflower crust pizzas are slowly but surely gaining popularity among gluten-free and other lifestyle dieters.
With several options of plant-based and vegetarian pizzas, Tattooed Chef has you covered, no matter how picky your gluten-free diet may be.
After seeing the brand’s artsy-looking pizza boxes in the frozen pizza section time and time again, we decided it was time to give them a try.
We felt that the classic cheese pizza was a good starting point to get a feel for their pizzas, so we got one from our local Ralph’s, went through it with a fine-toothed comb, and jotted down everything you would want to know before buying it.
So, with no further ado, let’s get into the details of this Tattooed Chef cauliflower cheese pizza review and all else you need to know before trying it for yourself.
This is a certified gluten-free cheese pizza made on a cauliflower crust which is super high in protein. It passes the taste test but does average on texture (Check out the taste-test section for a detailed explanation).
Relatively speaking, among the frozen supermarket pizzas, Tattooed Chef cauliflower cheese pizza is a healthier alternative. It’s slightly higher on saturated fats but does not contain harmful preservatives.
Overall, we think it’s a good option, especially if you’re looking for something quick, easy, and healthier than most frozen pizzas out there.
- NSF Certified gluten-free
- Tasty (Fresh cheese & Sauce)
- No cauliflower taste or smell
- High in protein (15g per slice)
- No harmful additives
- Easy to prepare (15-minute oven bake time)
- Outer edge of crust burned before crust was fully cooked
- Crust was not as crispy as some other cauliflower crusts
- But pricier than similar products ($9.49 for 10″ pizza)
Tattooed Chef Cheese Pizza’s Taste, Texture, and More
Tattooed Chef’s cheese pizza has a basic flavor profile– just your classic, melty mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. The sauce is on the sweeter side, but not overly so.
The cheese was fresh-tasting and well-distributed, with no clumps or dry patches.
The crust did not taste like cauliflower or any other veggie, which is the case with some veggie-based crusts.
It was pretty neutral in flavor, with a slightly savory quality. There was no lingering aftertaste either.
Overall, the flavors were well-balanced and tasted pretty good for a frozen pizza.
The crust was on the thinner side, similar to most frozen gluten-free pizza crusts. But it wasn’t as crispy as some of the other cauliflower pizza crusts we’ve had.
Following the baking instructions on the box, we ended up with burnt and dry outer edges, but the inside remained soft and chewy. As a result, the crust had a mix of dry, chewy, and airy textures.
However, the texture was still good enough that we would definitely eat this pizza again.
The pizza didn’t have a cauliflower smell before or after baking. It smelled just like a regular frozen cheese pizza.
The pizza looked pretty similar to what you see on the box– a thin crust with cheese and red sauce. The only difference was that the outer edge of the crust browned much sooner than the rest of the pizza when it was fully baked.
The price may vary slightly depending on the retailer, but we bought ours for $9.49 from Ralph’s supermarket.
For a 10″ pie, it’s on the pricier side when compared to other brands offering similar products.
Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Cheese Pizza’s Ingredients
Cauliflower crust (Cauliflower, Mozzarella Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes and Tapioca Starch], Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Water, Egg Whites, Rice Starch, Modified Rice Starch, Contains 2% or Less of: Cane Sugar, Garlic Powder, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Yeast, Cultured Brown Rice, Brown Rice, Citric Acid and Lactic Acid), Mozzarella and Provolone Cheeses (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt Enzymes), Sauce (Tomato Puree, Salt, Sugar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spices, Garlic Powder)
Allergens: Milk and Eggs
Here is a breakdown of the main ingredients in the crust and the toppings:
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Cheese Pizza’s Nutrition Facts
Calories and Macros Per Slice
- Calories = 290
- Net Carbs = 23g
- Protein = 15g
- Fats = 12g
Here are the cooking instructions listed by Tattooed Chef word by word. For best results, read our cooking tips and tricks and compare our actual experience with the package instructions.
Preheat oven to 425°F
Remove all packaging and film
Place pizza directly on center oven rack and back for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted
(For best results, cook pizza from frozen and do not use a baking sheet)
Remove from oven and let stand 1 minute before slicing
Our Cooking Tips and Tricks
The cooking instructions are on point. We followed these instructions and the pizza was thoroughly cooked in our home’s conventional oven.
The one thing we would add is that the crust edges get burnt quickly, so start checking on it around the 12th minute to ensure it doesn’t get too dark.
Also, the instructions are right on not using a baking sheet. Baking sheets or any other type of cookware with closed bottom prevent double side airflow to the crust and with most veggie-based pizzas, you can end up with crust that’s very soggy and chewy.
Try placing your pizza on a baking rack so the crust can get airflow on both sides to help it crisp up nicely.
Are Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Pizzas Vegan?
Tattooed Chef has three vegan pizzas. Their plant-based vegetable, plant-based pepperoni, and plant-based 2 cheese pizzas are vegan. The other pizzas the company offers, including the cauliflower crust cheese pizza, are vegetarian.
You can check out their selection here.
Are Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Pizzas Keto Friendly?
Tattooed Chef pizzas have moderate to high carb content and they’re not suitable for the keto dieters.
BTW, if you’re on keto and are looking for a restaurant pizza to match up with your macros, look into Blaze Pizza. Blaze has one of the best keto-friendly pizza options in the market.
Where to Buy Tattooed Chef Pizzas?
Tattooed Chef pizzas are carried by different markets, but to be sure, you can use their store locator feature to look up your near by markets for product availability.
Tattooed Chef’s cauliflower cheese pizza is a decent frozen option if you’re looking for a gluten-free or grain-free pie. The flavors are well-balanced and the crust, while not super crispy, is still flavorful and chewy.
You won’t find too many gluten-free frozen pizzas with 15g of protein per slice, but this one does. So if you’re looking for a protein-packed pizza, this could be a good option.
The price is on the higher end for a frozen pizza, but it’s still cheaper than most delivery or takeout options. And since it’s packed with veggies, you can feel good about eating it because they have done a great job keeping it preservative free.