Conte's Pasta Co. delivers with gluten-free pizzas

By Mary Rose Roberts
My husband and I just got back this week from a long vacation. He spent a week fishing in Canada while I was at the beach in Michigan. And when we finally made it home, we just didn’t have it in us to cook. This means it’s pizza night, and I have to find a gluten-free alternative.

Luckily, I had a package waiting for me from Conte's Pasta Company—a few samples sent to me to try. Inside was a Margherita Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil. I heated the oven to 450 degrees, tossed in a DiGIorno’s for my husband and then added my single-serve gluten-free pizza.

Gluten-free packaged pizza is pretty hit or miss, for those who have tried it. It’s usually tough and flat, and not crispy like a thin crust. In fact, I’ve always had trouble getting the right cook on the crust—especially in the middle. This was true whether it came from the box or I made it from a mix.

Conte's version had a nice crust. I cooked it 12 minutes, removed it, let it cool and then cut it into four slices. The bottom of the crust turned out a nice golden brown, while the edges were fluffy but crispy. I was impressed.

I could tell from the taste that the company uses a high-quality mozzarella cheese. And while the sauce tasted garden-fresh, it was a bit bland. So I ended up back in the kitchen adding Italian herbs and sriracha for a kick. Like any boxed pizza, it’s nice to have the option to add my own personal touch--another plus. I definitely recommend this product.


  1. I read this in your voice. i can hear you in all these articles. :) I'm going to stick to Kris' meatball pizza cause I like my gluten. :) xo

  2. Thanks for the sweet post. Yes. Gluten is good especially with cold beer!