Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Easiest. Recipe. Ever. These flatbread pizzas are perfect to make for a quick lunch, easy dinner, and everything in between.

I love everything about pizza! Try these great pizza recipes too, if you need a little more inspiration: Homemade Veggie Pizza which is on a homemade crust, Same Day Sourdough Pizza Crust (who else has a sourdough starter?!), or Easy Pepperoni Pizza Muffins.

3 kinds of flatbread pizza baked and sliced on a baking sheet

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas

I slice them into short strips once they come out of the oven, and everyone loves the little pizza slices. This is a great meal to get your kids to help with, or to put them in charge of completely if they are working on gaining some independence in the kitchen. This recipe is also a great way to use up odds and ends of vegetables hanging out in the fridge.

I get a package of twelve flatbread from Costco; I’ll use some of them when I make sweet potato or green curry, and I’ll use some for making these easy pizzas. If I don’t get to all of the flatbread I know that they freeze well. Just pop them in the freezer if you aren’t going to use them all, and plan on these simple pizzas when you need a meal in a pinch.

Flatbread Pizzas - Ingredients

What is your favorite homemade pizza sauce?

I made this recipe extra easy by using a jar of tomato pasta sauce for the sauce, but you can also make your own homemade pizza sauce really easily. Here’s my favorite pizza sauce recipe from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes (extra points if you home can them, which I do every summer!) – In a small sauce pan cook the oil and garlic together over medium heat until the garlic starts to smell good. Add the tomatoes and simmer until it thickens a bit, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. DONE! Really. Three ingredients and it tastes amazing!

Does flatbread freeze well?

The flatbread freezes great! So pop them in the freezer if you aren’t going to use them all and plan on these simple pizzas when you need a meal in a pinch.

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What’s the difference between flatbread pizza and regular pizza?

Flatbread pizza is a simple solution to your pizza craving that doesn’t require you to make any pizza dough. This really stream-lines the process. Instead of adding pizza sauce, cheese and toppings to raw dough and baking it. You’ll add those things to already cooked flatbread and bake them that way. This is not only easier, but flatbread pizzas bake faster since you don’t have to let a dough crust cook. They’re delicious and a great recipe for kids to help make.

Flat Bread Pizza Topping Ideas and Variations:

1. Start with variations on traditional pizza that you already know and love.

  • Supreme Pizza: red tomato pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, cooked ground sausage, pepperoni, red onion, mushrooms, sliced black olives, and chopped green peppers
  • Hawaiian: red tomato pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, Canadian bacon or classic bacon, and pineapple tidbits
  • Meat Lovers: red tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, cooked ground sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, crumbled bacon
  • Veggie Lovers: pesto for the sauce, fresh sliced mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, sliced zucchini, and sweet onions
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch: ranch dressing for the sauce, mozzarella cheese, crumbled bacon, cooked shredded chicken, sliced green onions and chopped fresh green peppers and tomatoes.

2. Set up pizza making like a buffet and get the kids involved.

  • Use a muffin tin to keep toppings separate but accessible.
  • Do a quick poll before going to the grocery store to get at least one favorite topping for everyone.
  • This is a great chance to expose kids to new vegetables, they don’t have to use them but they might light to taste them plain before they go on the pizza.
  • Let the kids create their own masterpieces using what you set out.

3. Try your hand at pizza art.

  • Look up flatbread, pizza, or focaccia art online to get an idea of what I’m talking about.
  • Cut vegetables in interesting ways, like mini bell peppers cut into rounds often they look like flowers.
  • Make a masterpiece using edibles and turn them into a picture, flowers are the most common design people put in food art I’ve seen.

Tips for making the best flatbread pizzas:

  • Don’t let the sauce sit on the crust for too long. It makes the crust overly soggy and it’s hard to fix that once it happens. Getting things sauced and topped within about 10 minutes is ideal.
  • Find a flatbread that you love. If it’s good on its own it’ll make great pizza. If it’s only OK on it’s own it’ll be mediocre flatbread pizza crust as well.
  • Bake the pizza directly on the pan and skip the parchment or baking mat for this recipe. It helps the bottom of the flatbread to get a little crisp and it’s a really great texture.

3 kinds of cooked flatbread pizza

How to store and reheat leftovers:

  • Store the leftovers after they have fully cooled. If you stack up leftover warm pizza in a container they’ll get soggy.
  • Store cooked leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • When you want to reheat the pizza, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and place a baking store or a baking sheet in the oven to warm up with the oven. When the pizza and pan are hot, place your flatbread pizza on the baking store or sheet. Bake until fully reheated, 5-8 minutes generally. Preheating the pan before adding the pizza helps the crust to re-crisp nicely.

Nice and crisp, no soggy pizza crust here!

slice of crisp pizza in hand

In the mood for pizza? Here’s a few more pizza recipes you’ll love:

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3 kinds of flatbread pizza baked and sliced on a baking sheet

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Description

Easiest. Recipe. Ever. These flatbread pizzas are perfect to make for a quick lunch, easy dinner, and everything in between.


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Ingredients

  • 4 flatbreads
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • your favorite pizza toppings (1 bell peppers, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms, 1 small can diced olives, 4 ounces cooked meat)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the flatbread on a rimmed baking sheet. Add a few tablespoons of tomato sauce and spread it over the top of the flatbread with the back of a spoon. Top with cheese. Add your favorite toppings. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to bubble.

Notes

This is a great way to use up odds and ends of vegetables hanging out in the fridge. The flatbread freeze well too, so pop them in the freezer if you aren’t going to use them all and plan on these simple pizzas when you need a meal in a pinch.

  • Category: Lunch or Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 4 SERVING SIZE: 1 Flatbread
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285.3 Fat: 8.5g Cholesterol: 11.8mg Sodium: 995.8mg Carbohydrates: 34.2g Sugars: 5.7g Protein: 17.9g Vitamin A: 69µg Vitamin C: 1.6mg

Keywords: easy flatbread recipe, kid friendly flatbread recipe

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I can’t wait for you to try these super easy flatbread pizzas and make them your own. You can add bacon, fresh herbs, even things like thinly sliced zucchini and fresh corn cut from the cob. I can’t wait to see all of the combos you think of. Enjoy!

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A recipe perfect to my taste and my family. I just made one small change, I add some hemp seeds, we learned to put it almost in every dish. Regards Juliana

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.