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White Bean Flatbreads with Prosciutto and Cheese

Great for a party, these flatbreads pack an entire antipasto tray into a single crunchy, gooey snack.

Food & Wine NOVEMBER 2012

  • Yield: 4 flatbreads
  • Total: 7 Minutes


  • 4 pocketless pitas
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, sliced, chopped
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted almonds, chopped
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) imported Fontina cheese, shredded


Preheat a large skillet; preheat the broiler. Position a rack 6 inches from the heat. Brush the pitas on both sides with the 2 tablespoons of oil. Cook in the skillet over high heat until browned, 3 minutes. In a bowl, mash the beans with the red pepper, rosemary and prosciutto; spread on the pitas. Top with the almonds and cheese and transfer the skillet to the broiler. Broil for 2 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the pitas are golden. Drizzle with oil, cut into wedges and serve.


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