Chicken and Peach Flatbreads
Premade pizza crusts are a lifesaver for the busy weeknight cook. Here they provide a filling base for these outside-the-box pizzas. To make your own balsamic glaze, simmer down 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
Spinach, Egg, and Prosciutto Flatbreads
Cooking the eggs in a separate pan, rather than on the flatbreads, gets these pizzas on the table in record time.
Pea Pesto Flatbread
Grilled Chicken Curry Flatbreads
Think of this as curried chicken salad served on a grill-toasted flatbread. The quick-pickled carrots can be made ahead and hold well for several days; make a double batch to add to salads or sandwiches or even to serve on a cheese board. Prepared whole-grain naan is available in most supermarkets in the bakery or deli department. Change it up with snap peas instead of snow and—if you're serving a nut-free crowd—skip the peanuts. No grill pan? Toast the naan in a large toaster oven or heat in a 350°F oven for about 5 minutes. Keep it kid-friendly with a mild curry powder, or give it a kick by using spicier Madras curry powder.
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Flatbreads
Naan breads are the secret to instant flatbreads (no rolling or baking of dough required). Look for whole-grain naan, such as Stonefire, and treat as you would a prepared pizza crust. Charbroiled broccoli rabe has a fantastic texture and bitter edge that makes it stand out on the flatbreads (it’s also a nice contrast to the cool, creamy ricotta). Broccoli spears, Broccolini, or even green beans would also work. Pizza sauce and marinara sauce are basically interchangeable, though the former may be smoother and less heavily seasoned than the latter.
Flatbread with Kelp-Walnut Pesto and Asparagus
Grilled Flatbreads with Mushrooms, Ricotta and Herbs
This easy grilled flatbread—topped with sautéed mushrooms, fresh herbs and ricotta cheese—is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
White Bean Flatbreads with Prosciutto and Cheese
Great for a party, these flatbreads pack an entire antipasto tray into a single crunchy, gooey snack.
Roasted Tomato and Artichoke Flatbread Pizza
Add roasted tomatoes and artichokes to amp up the flavor in your flatbread pizza.
Flatbread with Pancetta, Mozzarella, and Asparagus
Salty Italian bacon and fresh asparagus make this crisp-chewy flatbread unforgettable. Use a mandoline to slice the asparagus, or just cut into 2-inch pieces.
Tomato and Peach Flatbreads with Basil
Grill the naan just until warmed through so the peaches and tomatoes stay juicy.
Lemon-Ricotta Herbed Flatbread
A light layer of creamy ricotta sprinkled with fresh herbs dresses up store-bought crust in this bread starter. Lemon juice and rind add just the right flavor lift.
Lamb Flatbread Pizza with Feta and Mint Salad
Our speedy version of lahmajoun, the spicy lamb flatbread of Turkey and Armenia, disrupts the weeknight dinner routine in the best possible way.
Wine Pairing: Minty, Dark-fruited Kitá 2013 Camp 4 Syrah (Santa Ynez Valley; $30).
Red Onion and Gorgonzola Flatbread
Try your hand at homemade flatbread, which calls for semolina-flour dough. Then, top it off with red onion and Gorgonzola and you’re good to go!
Argentine Black Bean Flatbread with Chimichurri Drizzle
Black Bean Spread, cheese, and parsley cover this flatbread to create a delicious Argentine dish!
Garlic Flatbreads with Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato Vinaigrette
Smoked mozzarella infuses the garlic-flavored flatbread with a distinctive flavor, and the dish is topped off with tomato vinaigrette.
Grilled Flatbreads with Tomatoes and Basil
This recipe combines a salad and bread all in one. Each bite of bread is infused with the garlicky vinaigrette that's tossed with the tomatoes.
Flatbread with Pancetta and Asparagus
Sea salt adds a nice crunch to the topping, but kosher salt works, too. Use very thin asparagus spears, or cut thicker ones in half lengthwise. For a little extra bite, add a sprinkling of black pepper before serving. Enjoy any leftover bread with soup and salad.
Fig and Ricotta Cheese Flatbread
Go nuts with this flatbread topped with figs, walnuts, Ricotta cheese, and arugula.
Flatbread with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Rosemary, and Fontina
This bread was a hit in our test kitchens. You can also use basil for the rosemary and provolone for the fontina. Using the tomatoes you've roasted at home gives the bread a heartier taste.
Grapefruit-Beet-Goat Cheese Flatbread
Letting bakery pizza dough rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes makes it easier to knead.