Although pizza originated in Italy, I think we Americans can stake a solid claim to it, just like we have with the hot dog and hamburger. Sure, you can get pizza Margherita here, but pies featuring pineapple, taco meat, and even mac-and-cheese are uniquely ours. While I love to get carry out pizza (I mean really, who doesn’t?), lately I’ve been really into making my own. Following in the proud American tradition of completely subverting the Italian pizza, I love coming up with new and creative twists on the cheese-and-tomato-sauce standard.
The most time-consuming part of making your own pizza is the crust. I hate spending time making something if I can purchase it and have a similar result, which is why I love Boboli pizza crusts. They let me be as creative as I want to be with my pizza, without having to mess with yeast or kneading dough or any of that. (The one time I did attempt to make my own pizza crust? Not pretty, ladies. Not pretty at all.)
Just like your local pizzeria, Boboli has a few different crust options:
Boboli Original Pizza Crust – The Original comes in Party Packs (8 mini 8-inch crusts and 8 individual sauce packets), Value Packs (2 12-inch crusts and 1 sauce packet), 2 mini 8-inch crust packs, and the typical 12-inch crust pack. It can be baked directly on the oven rack if you like your pizza crispy or on a baking sheet for softer crust.
Boboli Thin Pizza Crust – If you’re a fan of thin and crispy pizza, this is the crust for you. It also comes in the standard single 12-inch pack and a Value Pack that contains 2 crusts and 1 sauce packet.
Boboli 100% Whole Wheat Thin Crust – My personal favorite! For those of you trying to get more whole grains into your diet, Boboli makes a whole wheat version of their crust. It has a fantastic hearty flavor and it’s an excellent source of fiber. Crusts are sold in single 12-inch packs as well as packs of 2 mini 8-inch crusts.
Boboli Pizza Sauce – Each packet of sauce is the perfect amount to top a 12-inch Boboli pizza crust. Flavored with garlic and onion, this sauce is the ideal topping for that traditional Italian-style pizza.
Since I’m a huge cooking nerd, I can’t help but share some pictures of my Boboli creations:
Our favorite pizzeria here in town makes a pizza with Thai peanut sauce, mozzarella cheese, and veggies. Oh, I know, it sounds weird, but don’t judge it until you try it! I attempted to remake it with Boboli Original Pizza Crust, jarred peanut sauce, and mushrooms and broccoli that we already had on hand. Dinner was done in about 15 minutes and it was fantastic!
Sweet Potato Pizza with Kale and Caramelized Onions
This is truly the best pizza ever–the picture does not do it justice. The rustic flavor of Boboli Whole Wheat Thin Crust paired perfectly with the sweet potato sauce and kale. No, this isn’t authentic in the least, but being a traditionalist is no fun, is it? For the full recipe, visit my blog, The Type A Housewife.
Of course, Boboli also has an endless supply of recipes, tips, and ideas on their website. For all you sports fans out there (confession: I am not one of them), Boboli has several game day recipes that take 20 minutes or less to prepare on their website–instead of ordering delivery, how about making Antipasto Pizza for something different? Whether you’re looking for a main dish pizza, like the Chicken Apple Gorgonzola Pizza or an innovative spin on a holiday dessert, like the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, Boboli has you covered!
So, tell me, how do you top your Boboli pizza crust?
*Kiersten received samples of above product to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.