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 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!
- 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
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.
49 thoughts on “Tomato and Pesto Flatbread Pizza”
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
(… 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 )
Your flatbread looks so cheesy and delicious, Anne! I love the simple pizzas the best, like margherita, so this one is right up my alley.
That cheese looks perfect on those flatbreads! This would be a major dinner hit!
god that looks amazing
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!
You even make a quick pizza look delectable! Sometimes simple and quick is best, isn’t it?
This looks fantastic! So are those mouthwatering photos!
I love pesto–this looks wonderful!
Such classic, wonderful flavors here! I could probably eat this every day!
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!
I seriously want this right now and it’s only 9:00 am. It looks amazing.
I could go on town with these delicious flatbread! Yum 🙂
Oh my, I can’t think of anything better than these little treats. Thanks for this post!!
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!
I love shortcuts when you want to get to the good stuff at the end in a hurry! And, this is perfect! Loving all the colors that you have in this…looks absolutely appetizing! Sharing (=
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 😉
I Love the margherita…can you make for me chef Anne?:)
What an awesome combination of cheese, prosciutto and tomato on flatbread! Thanks for sharing!
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!
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 🙂
Sometimes you need to take shortcuts in the kitchen- this flatbread looks delicious, I love anything with pesto!
A perfect pizza! Using pesto to flavour the base is a great idea.
This looks delicious! I like the idea of using pesto. And any pizza topped with prosciutto sounds perfect to me 🙂
Amazing combination of flavours! Can imagine these taste so delicious… yummy!
Can hardly wait to try this! Love pizza!
What a perfect weeknight meal! I love a recipe that is quick and easy, but looks like it isn’t 🙂 This recipe looks gorgeous and delicious!
I just love pesto + tomato combinations! I love it in pasta, in flabreads, or on pizza like in your recipe. Pure deliciousness!
Mint leaves sound so interesting. I made pizzas this weekend 🙂
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 🙂
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!
I love a quick homemade pizza like this — delicious!!
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!
These look delicious. i’ll add these to my list
I think we could all use a good lazy meal every once in a while…and what could be better than pizza!
This is so easy and delicious a quick go to meal anytime.
Looks fantastic and so flavorful! A great meal for those times when you need something quick and easy!
I so hear you re kneading … love the recipe, it’s giving me ideas for my dinner! 😉
Such a simple dish but looks fantastic! Yummy!!!
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. 🙂
You have no idea how much I want a piece of this flatbread right now! The tomato slices look fabulous!
Just my kind of pizza Anne. Yummy!
I agree with you about shortcuts and your flatbread pizza looks delicious.
First, I love this flavor combo. Second, I love that I can use pre-made pizza crust. Third, this will be perfect for an appetizer for holiday gatherings. Pinned and making. 🙂
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! 🙂
Oh my, this is definitely something I going to need to make. I love all these flavors – very yummy looking! Pinned!!
Oh my, love everything about this flat bread. The flavors, the colors and the look of this flatbread is absolutely gorgeous.
I’m eating pizza now 🙂 I love pesto on pizza, and this combination is perfect!