Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza

I’m not much of a kneader.  Yeast and kneading terrifies me.  I know it sounds silly but I haven’t had the best of luck with them.  I will eventually get to them again but in the meantime, I like to take shortcuts.  Pizza is always a good meal for when I’m lazy and don’t feel much like cooking.  Yes, I can be a moody cook at times.  But aren’t we all sometimes?

Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Tomato and pesto is one of my favorite combinations.  I have used it in pasta, appetizer and in quick bread.  I thought I’d give this combination a try on a pizza and it was tasty! Even more tasty if you use homemade pesto sauce! It’s so nice to be able to have something quick on the table without putting a lot of kitchen time.  That’s my kind of meal on a lazy weekend.  Enjoy!

Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza

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Ingredients:

  • 1 flatbread pizza crust (mine was 10-inch)
  • 1 tablespoon of pesto sauce
  • 5 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium size tomato, sliced
  • 1 slice of prosciutto, cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon of grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • red pepper flakes

Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Arrange the flatbread on the baking sheet and spread the pesto sauce evenly over the top.  Top the pesto sauce with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese then place sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese.  Place prosciutto on top of the tomatoes and then sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake for 6-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Turn the oven off and turn the broiler on.  Brown the top slightly, about 1-2 minutes.  Sprinkle chopped fresh mint leaves on top and red pepper flakes.  Cut into 4-6 pieces and serve.

Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza
 

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48 thoughts on “Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza

  1. I am so “all over these”!! It look good – and ‘easy & good’ is always welcome! About “kneading etc.” – the first time I made bread, it was so heavy that my husband & I each ate one pieces – and then didn’t have dinner. But, after that one time, I’ve always had good luck with ‘kneading & rising’. I think the most important thing is the temperature of the water – too cold… yeast won’t work. Too hot.. same thing. Long ago I read that if you put a

  2. (… darn… what did I do there… didn’t mean to post my comment yet.)
    In any event – the water should be around 115F – it you put a clean finger in the water, it should seem to be the same temperature as your finger – no hotter & no colder. I’ve found it helps to warm up your liquid measuring cup before you put the water in. Well, there’s my two cents.
    Going to ‘pin’ this – as I always do!!! ; o )

  3. Anne, I can so identify with your yeast-a-phobia! Though my occasional yeast successes are minimally increasing, I approach any recipe including yeast and kneading with trepidation! I am going to try Cecile’s (commenter above) finger in the water trick! Your flatbread pizzas are a perfect busy weeknight or lazy weekend meal. I always make my pesto because I can’t eat nuts and substitute any nuts with sunflower seeds. Then, I keep a bag of pesto “ice cubes” in the freezer waiting for inspiration like this pizza! I am intrigued by the mint leaves. I’ve never had mint on pizza and will have to give it a try!

  4. If I had to make everything from scratch for our meals, we’d never eat! Taking some store-bought shortcuts is a smart thing and this flatbread pizza looks so good – love the pesto, prosciutto and all the good stuff on it. I can see you enjoying this with a glass of wine (or am I picturing myself doing that… :). Looks delicious!

  5. Yeast and kneading are intimidating for me too! But it looks like you definitely pulled it off here with flying colors. The crust looks to be the perfect thickness and density. A good bread slathered with pesto is the best. I would eat this for every meal if I could!

  6. I love working with yeast, but I appreciate a shortcut every now and then ;) This pizza looks awesome. Homemade dough or not, you bet I’m making this soon ;)

  7. I think i’ve overcome my yeast fear, but anything with yeast just takes too darn LONG! Ugh, who has that kind of time. This flatbread sounds delicious. Premade pizza dough is the way to go!

  8. This flatbread pizza looks so fresh and awesome Anne! I love pesto on pizza and the flavor combinations here sound perfect! Love quick, flavorful meals like this and definitely nothing wrong with shortcuts especially when they’re this tasty! Pinning, hope you have a great week Anne :)

  9. Try some of the low or no knead breads to start with Anne. I have the attention span of a gnat so get bored by kneading but some of the low/no knead breads are really great. Love the look of your pizza. I’m salivating and it’s only 10am :-)

  10. I love meals like this too – even though I love cooking sometimes I just need a break! I still have some homemade pesto leftover from our basil plant that needs to be used up! And I love that you sprinkled the top with mint! I’ve never done that!

  11. Haha, sometimes I’m a moody cook too. And that’s usually when I open a jar of marinara sauce, boil some pasta, and call it a day. Or I order a pizza from the nice pizza shop owners downstairs. But you make homemade flatbread?! I’m impressed! And pesto makes everything better, in my opinion.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  12. This is a great way to make pizza, Anne. I agree about making pizza dough. I’ve been using naan lately for my crusts. Love your use of prosciutto and pesto here.I need to try that. :)

  13. I love tomatoes and pesto together! Even better with mozzarella made into a pizza! Totally delicious! Do you have a bread machine? My Mom makes her pizza dough in there and it comes out really good – it mixes, kneads and then proofs it. Hope you’re having a great week!

    • Hi Reeni, I don’t have one due to the space constraints in my kitchen although I might start looking around to see if I can find a small one. Not sure if that even exists. A machine that mixes and kneads sounds heavenly to me! :)

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