Life, Product Review

Rizutto Foods Flatbread Product Review: A+

A few months ago I was aimlessly wandering around the grocery store just looking for something new to buy. I just had that bug. As I stumbled into the freezer section, I saw a frozen ball of gluten free pizza dough from a company that I’ve never seen before. Rizutto Foods.

The Artist encouraged me to buy it and try it, as he so often does with new products. And I am so grateful he encouraged me.

I followed the instructions on the package and it made one of the best gluten free pizzas I’ve made from a pre-made dough. Don’t get me wrong, if I want to make my own dough, I’ll still stick with GFJules pizza mix. (Side note, you can buy them either on her site or via Amazon). I use a pizza stone when making gluten free pizzas. I received one as a birthday gift a few years back from a friend and I do think it makes a better crust. It’s not needed to make a good gluten free crust but it does help I think.

So back to Rizutto Foods…I immediately had to write them. The crust was the perfect combo of chewy and crispy. Like “real” pizza. Sidenote: I don’t like using the term “real” or “normal” when it comes to gluten free because for us, normal and real ARE gluten free!!! The two folks I communicated with at Rizutto Foods were really friendly and appreciative of my comments.

Rizutto Foods was kind enough to send me free samples of their flatbreads in two different sizes and a few more frozen pizza dough samples. So for my blog post today, the thoughts here are of my own and not based on the free samples. Trust me, if I don’t like a product, you’ll know about it.

This gluten free flatbread is amazing. You’re gluten eating friends will not know it’s gluten free.

Here is a photo of the flatbread I made. Their crusts come frozen. I let mine defrost and cooked it for about 5 minutes on 425 degrees without any toppings. Then I topped it with The Artist‘s homemade eggplant tomato sauce (heaven in a jar!), some fresh basil from our garden, some crushed red pepper (always a must on pizza for me!) and then fresh mozzarella.

Our basil plant on our back porch. Basil is so easy to grow in containers.

After topping the flatbread, I put it back in the 425 degree oven and watched it. The crust turns golden brown and that’s when I take it out.

Here is the flatbread out of the oven. Looks good, doesn’t it?!

I let it cool for a bit and honestly, devoured the entire thing. No, I didn’t share it. It’s that good!

Rizutto Foods makes a smaller flatbread as well, and while I don’t have a photo, they have the same great flavor, texture and consistency as this larger version. I’ve been hesitant to use them as I don’t want to run out but yet I want to eat them all! We’re having guests over soon and I’ll be making some flatbreads for appetizers!

I’m grateful to the folks over at Rizutto Foods for the free samples. Thanks again for making such quality, gluten free products.




Bellagios Gluten Free Pizza in Portland

I am grateful that I live in a gluten free mecca at times. Portland just “gets it” when it comes to gluten free.

When I want real pizza I don’t have to make, I get takeout from Bellagios Pizza. 

They seem to know what they are doing and take care to not risk cross contact.

I even called their corporate office today to inquire about their pepperoni being gf as their website said it isn’t and they are working to find a certified gf pepperoni.  How great is that? 

I cant say enough great things about this place. My only request is they need to cook the pizza for another 10 minites past when they normally take it out so it is a bit more crisp and piping hot! 

By the way, when I want to make pizza at home, my go to mix is GF Jules pizza crusts. You can find it here.

What’s your favorite gf pizza place where you live or that you’ve had when travelling?