Do you like experimenting with different pizza toppings like I do?
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
Pizza is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. I could eat pizza 5 days in a row and be totally okay with it. We’re going to Italy in December and I hope to eat pizza daily (I’m serious about this). I spotted these Molinaro’s Pizza Crusts at Costco last time I was craving pizza and decided to pick them up. I like to add my own toppings and ingredients to pizza.
My husband admitted he was not thrilled when I picked these up. He’s the kind of guy who pretends to be pretty particular about where his pizza comes from and what toppings are on it but in reality he enjoys all pizza. After I made the Molinaro’s pizza crust kit pizza and served it to him he decided he was pleasantly surprised and really liked these.
This crust is delicious. Sometimes I buy bags of frozen dough balls from our local Italian bakery and I spend a bunch of time tossing, slapping and stretching the dough thinking the taste will be much different than a store bought crust. By buying Molinaro’s pizza crust kit from Costco, I found out the taste is pretty similar to the real deal italian dough balls I buy.
I like my crusts to be not super thin and not overly thick and I thought this was the perfect thickness. It got deliciously golden brown in the oven and tasted like your pretty standard, delicious crust. Nothing fancy or complicated, no extra seasonings or flavorings. Just an all-around good tasting crust. This is perfect because you can add a variety of toppings to the crust and not fear any flavors clashing.
I think the cost is super reasonable, you get 4 crusts and 4 sauces in the kit. I purchased this not on sale for $8.99. These aren’t humongous crusts but you can add as little or as much toppings to it as you like. I made two crusts with toppings and was able to freeze 4 slices for leftovers which shocked me. I would definitely pay $8.99 again for this convenient product and if it were on sale for less I’d probably be tempted to stock up.
One quarter of the Molinaro’s Pizza crust it is 190 calories, two point five grams of fat, eight grams of protein, three grams of sugar and 440mg of sodium. That’s not bad for pizza in my eyes and I like the 8 grams of protein. The sodium is definitely on the high side but not shockingly high. Also the great thing is you have control over the toppings and cheese you put on so you can add extra veggies, less cheese or more meat. Pizza is definitely more of a treat to me so I wouldn’t be eating this everyday but even if I was it’s not the worst thing out there.
This pizza was SO easy to make. I’m in love with how easy it was to make. I slathered all my toppings on, popped it in the oven for 8 minutes and what came out of the oven was a beautiful pizza. The package even comes with a freezer bag so if you do not use all four pizza crusts, you have a bag to put them in to freeze them. How awesome is that? I was worried that it may not withstand all my veggies and loads of toppings but it did and it also did not leave a single crumb in my oven despite me not using a pizza pan or stone and placing it directly on the rack.
This crust is delicious, cheap and convenient and I will definitely be repurchasing it. I enjoyed being able to half make my own homemade pizza and experiment with different toppings.
11 thoughts on “Costco Molinaro’s Pizza Crust Kit Review”
I personally loved the 5 count kit. The 4 count is not the same. We were spending about $10 a pack at Sam’s and looking online for them now is anywhere from $25 and up. Thats crazy for flower and yeast with some generic tomato sauce
My pizzas never get cooked in the center….does anyone else have this problem.
I have even cooked just crust in over for a few minutes then add sauce and ingredients.
Crust was way over cooked and still doughy in the center…
I quit buying because of this.
Costco stopped carrying persimmons. Luckily, Whole Foods has them.
They are available in 5-packs at sams club and price doesn’t fluctuate very much!
Costco price was crazy roller coaster, $5, $8, $9, $7 until Molinaro’s kits disappeared completely. I suspect Molinaro got tired of Costco’s resultant roller coaster of ordering quantities as they went through high/low sales volumes. I don’t know if they every came back. We changed from Sam’s to Costco recently and I am afraid no more pizza kits.
We loved it and like another person said, par for the course with discontinuing. We loved the crust and the customization possibilities. Costco is really getting on my nerves! Stopped carrying healthy probiotic (chilled) sauerkraut too. Maybe time to stop membership. Many more items we loved are gone
Not a gourmet product, but a good one that is easy to customize and make. Excellent value until today.
Purchasing this product at Costco in Calgary today, I was stunned to see that this manufacturer pulled a very sneaky and nasty move. The price was about the same as when I last purchased it, but the thieves who make it have reduced the quantity from 4 pizza shells to 3, and the same for the pouch of pizza sauce.
That’s a 25% increase in one shot. Must be nice to pull that off. A lot of food companies are doing this now, but a one-shot increase of 25% takes a lot of nerve.
Oh nooo! I make two pizzas each time so that’s problematic!
They are still in 4 pack in Ontario, they have a cauliflower one that looks similar which is 3 pack and higher pack
Was not a fan of this product
Really enjoyed this pizza crust with the exception of finding a 1.5 inch piece of wood in the crust of two separate pizzas purchased about 6-8 weeks apart. saved the pieces inside the crust and sent them to the company with no response as to why this happened and so far taking no responsibility as their “QA Investigates” i did keep photos to share if they miss place the original pieces of wood. Costco is always on top of their game and would have taken full responsibility for the product if it was theirs ….. now we will see what the Molinaros company will say.
I personally loved this pizza crust and of course the next time I went to Costco, they had discontinued carrying it. Which seems to be par for the course with Costco. Then the next trip I saw they were carrying Molinaro’s regular pizza crust (4pk). I bought a package to try, crust was too thick, would not buy again. I want the Cauliflower back.