Margherita Flatbread

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Margherita Flatbread is so easy and tasty you will want this every week for lunch or dinner. Simple, minimal ingredients with lots of flavor.

Margarita Flatbread up close on a cutting board.
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Why Make This Margherita Flatbread

This flatbread is so easy to make, it requires minimal ingredients, it’s fresh and perfect for lunch or a light dinner. You can also serve this as an appetizer, guests will love it, my friends do!

This meal is customizable, choose any toppings and cheese of choice or go with the classic options I provide. You can make this in the air fryer, or the oven. This comes together within 20 minutes, the balsamic glaze makes all the difference. You can also try my BBQ Chicken Flatbread for a different flavor composition.

What Is Margherita Flatbread

Margherita pizza is a typical Neapolitan pizza, made with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, salt, and extra-virgin olive oil. This recipe is on a flatbread instead of a pizza crust. It’s light, creamy, salty and just darn delicious.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for the recipe on a grey counter in small dishes.
  • Flatbread. You want a nice sized flatbread with lumps, the more lumps the better in my opinion. You can find this in the bread aisle at most all grocery stores. You can also use Naan bread if you would prefer.
  • Olive Oil. A high quality oil is best for this, it’s the “sauce” to the pizza so we want this to be flavorful and enjoyable. I like to use an extra virgin olive oil.
  • Seasonings. This is very important for flavoring the flatbread! Garlic powder, salt, and oregano.
  • Garlic. Fresh minced garlic cloves are the perfect aromatic for this flatbread.
  • Fresh Tomato. I like to use vine ripe tomatoes for this one, the size is perfect for the margarita flatbread. You can also use roma tomatoes.
  • Fresh Mozzarella. I love to use fresh Mozzarella, it melts the best. It typically comes in liquid and can be found in the specialty cheese aisle. Of course, shredded Mozzarella will also work just fine.
  • Fresh Basil. You can’t have margarita flatbread without fresh basil leaves. They balance everything out wonderfully. This goes on last because basil browns easily with heat.
  • Balsamic Glaze. Also known as balsamic reduction. I buy this at the store, I love this condiment for several recipes. You can make your own but I find it easier to just use this balsamic glaze. Its found in the vinegar and oil section in the grocery store.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Flatbreads on a cooking sheet with cheese and tomato.

Step One. Set oven to 375º. While the oven is warming, mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Lay flatbread onto a cooking sheet. brush the breads with olive oil then evenly sprinkle the seasoning on the bread. Add the minced garlic.

Step Two. Add the fresh Mozzarella and the tomatoes evenly to the breads. Place on center rack in the oven and bake for 10 -15 minutes or until cheese is melted, bubbly and the flatbread starts to brown.

flatbreads on a cooking sheet with melted cheese and tomatoes.

Step Three. Let the Margherita flatbread cool for about 1 minute. Add the fresh basil leaves and generously drizzle the balsamic glaze. Slice with a pizza cutter and enjoy!

Sliced flatbread pizza on a cutting board.

Recipe FAQ’s

What can I use instead of flatbread?

If you can’t find a flatbread you like, use naan bread instead. Both work great.

Can I use regular balsamic vinegar?

Regular balsamic vinegar is not as sweet and is much more watery. I wouldn’t suggest it. I would suggest skipping the balsamic if you don’t have a glaze to drizzle.

How do I make my own balsamic glaze?

You can make your own balsamic glaze by mixing 2 cups good quality balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup brown sugar or white sugar. Simmer on medium/low heat for about 15 minutes, whisking often until it’s thickened and sticks a bit to a spoon.

Recipe Pairings

This recipe is on the lighter side. I typically pair it with a Fall Salad or my Healthy Vegan Kale Salad. You can also add pepperoni or salami to the flatbread to add meat to this dish.

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Pizza up close on a cutting board with basil.
5 from 1 vote

Margherita Flatbread

You will want thisMargherita Flatbread every week. Simple, minimal ingredients with lots of flavor.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Cooking Sheet

Ingredients 

  • 2 flatbreads
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp crushed, dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • cup fresh mozzarella
  • 1 vine ripe tomato
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze

Instructions 

  • Set oven to 375º. While the oven is warming, mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Lay flatbread onto a cooking sheet. brush the breads with olive oil then evenly sprinkle the seasoning on the bread. Add the minced garlic. 
  • Add the fresh Mozzarella and the tomatoes evenly to the breads. Place on center rack in the oven and bake for 10 -15 minutes or until cheese is melted, bubbly and the flatbread starts to brown. 
  • Let the Margherita flatbread cool for about 1 minute. Add the fresh basil leaves and generously drizzle the balsamic glaze. Slice with a pizza cutter and enjoy! 

Notes

  • use any cheese of choice! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 flatbread | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 463
Keyword: 30 minute
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