The Gluten-Free Pizza Brand Alton Brown Approves Of

Celebrity chefs are just like us. They can be found noshing on their favorite fast foods. Even Julia Child was a fan of In-N-Out Burger and Chrissy Teigen has been an outspoken lover of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos tacos. They also don't mind eating processed cheese. Andrew Zimmern has confessed he uses a Kraft single to make a superior grilled cheese sandwich. And when it comes to frozen pizza, Alton Brown has revealed his go-to brand. 

Frozen pizza can be a lifesaver on a busy school night when you don't have 30 to 45 minutes to wait for delivery. It is also not too harsh on the pocketbook which anyone who is watching their pennies can appreciate. Grand View Research reports that in 2022, the frozen pizza market was topping off at $6.62 billion with an expected growth of 6.9% over the next eight years. The experts explain that the increase in demand for frozen pizza is partly due to convenience and partly due to the healthy and gluten-free options that are starting to pop up in your frozen food section. And guess what? Brown and his wife have given their seal of approval to this gluten-free brand.

It tastes good, but has a lot of sodium

In a video posted on his YouTube channel known as "Quarantine Kitchen," Brown shared in real time that he and his wife, Elizabeth, both approve of the gluten-free pizza made by Capello's. The "Good Eats" host said the crust of this pizza is grain-free, and instead is made using almond flour. The couple used a waffle iron to cook their frozen pie, and initially, Brown wasn't feeling the vibe of the Capello's pizza, noting its crust didn't "crisp up" the way a pizza crust is expected to. 

But as he and his wife chow down on their pizza feast, Brown states that the pepperoni-almond crust iron-made pizza really isn't the "worst thing" he has ever tasted. In fact, as Elizabeth offers some favorable praise for the pizza, Brown gives it his "thumbs up." Capello's pizza claims to be the world's first almond flour and keto-certified pizza. This frozen meal has nine different types, including a Margherita version and a white pizza with spinach and caramelized onion. 

While Brown said in the video that his taste buds enjoyed the Capello's pepperoni pie they cooked up, he also noted that the brand's pizza contains a lot of sodium, clocking in at 930 grams of salt per serving. The FDA advises that Americans should have less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. The "Iron Chef" quipped that this amount of salt might make you a "dill pickle," but he would still eat the pizza.