Flatbread Pizza Recipes

Pizza with a thin, crispy crust

If you like a really thin, crispy crust that's almost like a cracker, then these flatbread pizza recipes are for you. Unlike traditional sauce-based pizza, these flatbread pizza recipes are light on cheese and heavy on flavors like roasted fennel, kale, zucchini and mint.

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    Fennel Flatbread Pizza. © Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

    The sweet, aromatic flavor of fennel dominates this pizza and is complemented by creamy, tangy feta. It's a knock-out combination.

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    Feta Mint Flatbread. © Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

    The bright, fresh flavor of mint pesto pairs perfectly with creamy, mild ricotta. This pizza can also be made with traditional basil pesto.

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    Manchego Zucchini Pizza. © Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

    Paper thin slices of zucchini are the key to making this flatbread pizza memorable. Although the manchego cheese is pretty great, too.  Want something more substantial? Add thin strips of serrano ham, Spanish chorizo or salami as a topping.

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    Flatbread Pizza with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

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    Flatbread Pizza with Blue Cheese and Mushrooms. © Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

    Thinly sliced red onions and sauteed mushrooms are an amazing flavor combination for pizza. Add blue cheese and the pizza gets even better. Surprisingly filling, this is the perfect pizza for meat lovers who want a night off from meat.

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    Flatbread Pizza with Kale and Ricotta

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    Ricotta Kale Pizza. © Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

    The earthy flavor and slightly crispy texture of the kale pairs beautifully with creamy, milky ricotta.

    The kale is blanched, sauteed with olive oil and garlic, then baked briefly on top of the pizza where it gets light and crispy. When you're in the mood for a lighter meal, this is the pizza you want.

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    Flatbread Pizza with Sundried Tomatoes and Olives. © Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

    It couldn't be easier: Buy flatbread at the store and sprinkle it liberally with olive oil, sundried tomatoes, olives, and goat cheese. Bake and eat.

    A simple combination of bold flavors that is always popular with any crowd. Serve as an appetizer or as a main course with a salad

It can take awhile to find the "perfect" flatbread crust recipe. Perfect being dependent, of course, on your personal preference for pizza crust. The recipes above use a flatbread dough that is similar to lavash. When baked with toppings, the dough typically turns out very thin and crispy around the edges and slightly chewy in the middle. Lavash is sometimes called "Armenian Cracker Bread." Lavash is sold in different shapes (often round or rectangular) and sizes (the size of pita bread, or much larger). It is usually served as a side at meals instead of bread, or as a wrap for sandwiches. When used for pizza, traditional sauce usually makes the lavash too soggy while the pizza bakes. So, the recipes above skip the sauce and simply use really flavorful toppings.