• Lauren Humphreys

Flatbread Pizza - 3 Ways

I love simple hacks that make life just a little easier (and tastier). I also love pizza, as does everyone else I know. Flatbread pizzas are a perfect meal idea if you are tired of your standard routine. I mean, just look at how tasty that looks!

There is something so rewarding and fun about making your own pizza! This recipe is especially great for those who like custom pizzas or have eager little ones who want to help out with cooking in the kitchen. Precooked flatbreads or naan are very easy to work with and allow for everyone to create their own personalized pizza.


For those following my blog during quarantine, you know that I jumped on the sourdough bandwagon back in May. I know sourdough doesn’t appeal to everyone because of the time commitment and steep learning curve, but I love my sourdough starter "Marty". It has been so much fun experimenting, learning about bread, and finding creative ways to use sourdough discard! I am still very much a sourdough beginner, but one of my favorite recipes has been these sourdough discard flatbreads. Want to learn more and get the recipe for the flatbreads shown below? Click the link here.

Aside from eating them plain, as a wrap, or with hummus, Rob and I had the genius idea of using them as a pizza crust. They are thick enough to support a sauce and toppings but not too thick which allows them to get nice and crispy. We have had great success with baking and grilling the pizzas. Grilling is especially nice in the summer so you don't have to use the oven. The other great thing about these pizzas is that you can customize them however you would like. I am sharing three of our favorite versions below!

You will see below that one of the pizzas has zucchini on it. You many find this strange, but don't knock it until you try it! As a registered dietitian and lover of veggies, I like to incorporate them whenever I can. Trust me, it was delicious! Zucchini is a great vegetable to work with in sweet and savory applications because it’s pretty bland. Therefore, it takes on about any flavor you want and adds great nutrition. Win-win! Just make sure you sauté it in advance or it will be raw on the pizza.

If you are not interested in making your own sourdough flatbreads, you can certainly use a purchased naan bread. We have used the Stonefire brand naan in the past and they are really good.

When it comes to the recipe itself, I listed rough guidelines below. Since this is fairly self-explanatory, I didn’t go into too many details! I did list the specific toppings used on our three pizzas. If you make these pizzas, please post them on Facebook or Instagram and tag me! I would love to see the creative topping combinations you come up with!

Flatbread Pizzas

You will need:

Homemade sourdough flatbreads (recipe here) OR purchased naan bread

Sauce

Cheese

Toppings of Your Choice

Add sauce and desired toppings to the sourdough flatbreads or naan.

Bake or grill at 425°F for about 10 minutes or until the bottom is crispy and the cheese is melted.

Variation 1: Margherita

Red sauce

Tomato slices

Fresh mozzarella slices

Fresh basil [add after baking or grilling]

Coarse black pepper

Garlic-infused olive oil drizzle


Variation 2: Zucchini Pizza

Pesto

Sautéed zucchini

Sautéed orange bell pepper

Fresh mozzarella

Variation 3: Spicy Pepper and Garlic Pizza

Garlic-infused olive oil

Sautéed orange bell pepper

Red pepper flakes (lots)

Dried Italian seasoning

Fresh mozzarella

Coarse black pepper

Enjoy!

 
 
 
 

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