Pizza is one of those things that can be hard for gluten free people. Cross contamination means eating it out or buying takeaway can be cause for concern. Making a pizza base from scratch at home on the other hand can mean many trials in the pursuit for perfect the base when really pizza is supposed to be a quick, easy and full proof meal. The solution? Using a packet mix or pre-prepared bases. These babies are quick, full proof and tasty. The purpose of this article? Finding one to best suit your needs.

The suspects

  1. Yes You Can - Gluten free pizza base mix
  2. Orgran - Gluten free pizza and pastry multimix
  3. Nutri Free - Gluten free pizza base with tomato topping

Gluten free pizza bases, who is the best?

Point of difference

We have marked each packet mix out of five in the chosen fields and given a short summation of the end product.

Yes You Can
Additional ingredients 4/5
Preparation 4/5
Cooking 4/5
Hold up to topping 5/5
Taste 5/5
Texture 5/5
Aesthetic 5/5

Prep was simple with minimal added ingredients. It rolled easily and even resembled a round shape! If you like a thicker pizza base this is the one for you and it gives the option to bake before adding toppings for a crispier finish. It looked sensational.

Orgran
Additional ingredients 2/5
Preparation 3/5
Cooking 4/5
Hold up to topping 4/5
Taste 5/5
Texture 4/5
Aesthetic 3/5

This one hung around in the cupboard for a while because it specified yeast. After closer inspection it became evident it wasn't a make or break ingredient and neither was the additional sugar. So they were both forgone. The prep on this one was a little more difficult and the dough was harder to prepare into a pizza shape. The taste was good but the visual wasn't as pleasing.

Nutri Free
Additional ingredients 4/5
Preparation N/A
Cooking 4/5
Hold up to topping 4/5
Taste 3/5
Texture 5/5
Aesthetic 5/5

This one only got 4/5 for the additional ingredients purely because it needed more tomato sauce on it than what came out of the packet. It couldn't be marked on the preparation because it was just opening the packet! Based on that fact this one was really good, if you want to pay the extra money for something pre-prepared. Texture was great, taste was not as good as the others.

Gluten free pizza bases, who is the best?

The verdict

I like a thin base so I preferred the Orgran base from that perspective but the Yes You Can base won in taste and ease of preparing for a packet mix. Nutri Free is great for pure simplicity.