15 Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

With the holidays over, we’re settling in and are actually excited for the hustle and bustle of the holidays to be over. Not having to run to the store frantically looking for gifts for that one person that has everything is actually pretty nice.

Another thing I am kind of done with is cooking elaborate dinners that have fifty five steps involved. When it’s time to eat I want quick, easy, and delicious and this is where this Easy Margherita Flatbread pizza comes in. The other day my parents were visiting and my mom among other things brought me a bag of naan bread. It’s delicious to eat just toasted, but next day come lunch time I decided to use it as the base for a flatbread pizza. When time (or willingness) allows I like to make my own crust, but having a premade crust that can be loaded with pretty much anything is pretty awesome if you ask me. The whole process from start to finish doesn’t take more than 15 minutes, and tell me that having a lunch like this ready in 15 minutes is not awesome!

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

This idea of using fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes & basil is totally inspired by this recipe from NatashasKitchen.com. After eating those canapés at my girlfriends’ get together I might or might’ve not made them 5 times. After the first time I tried it, I felt like the canapés would benefit from a good kick of garlic, so I have been making them with garlic each time. As I have later found out, a pizza made with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil & garlic is called Margherita, although a combination of tomato, mozzarella & basil is called caprese. So here’s the easiest flatbread pizza you will ever make. I mean, you don’t even have to grate your cheese, how easy is that?

15 minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza

Ingredients:
  • 1 naan
  • 3 pieces of sliced to 1/3- 1/2 inch thickness fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced as thin as possible
  • 5-6 leaves basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed;  or 1 tsp dry garlic powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Method:

1. Press fresh garlic and mix with oil.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

2. Brush the flatbread with oil & garlic with half the mixture. Place in preheated to 350F oven for 5 minutes to crisp up.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

3. Remove from oven and place 3 slices of cheese on top of the flatbread, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then place thinly sliced tomatoes on top and repeat with a sprinkling of salt & pepper. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes, plus extra 2-3 minutes on broil. Watch the bread closely, if its too dark before 2-3 minutes remove it from the oven immediately.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

4. Meanwhile mix the remaining oil & garlic with the balsamic vinegar, stirring until a smooth emulsion forms.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

5. Chop the basil leaves.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

6. Once flatbread pizza is baked and the edges are golden in color, remove from the oven, drizzle with however much of the balsamic vinegar mixture you would like, sprinkle with basil leaves, slice and serve and enjoy!

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Bon Appetite & Happy Pinning!

15 Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza

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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 naan bread
  • 3 pieces of sliced to ⅓- 1/2 inch thickness fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced as thin as possible
  • 5-6 leaves basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed; or 1 tsp dry garlic powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Press fresh garlic and mix with oil.
  2. Brush the flatbread with oil & garlic with half the mixture. Place in preheated to 350F oven for 5 minutes to crisp up.
  3. Remove from oven and place 3 slices of cheese on top of the flatbread, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then place thinly sliced tomatoes on top and repeat with a sprinkling of salt & pepper. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes, plus extra 2-3 minutes on broil. Watch the bread closely, if its too dark before 2-3 minutes remove it from the oven immediately.
  4. Meanwhile mix the remaining oil & garlic with the balsamic vinegar, stirring until a smooth emulsion forms.
  5. Chop the basil leaves.
  6. Once flatbread pizza is baked and the edges are golden in color, remove from the oven, drizzle with however much of the balsamic vinegar mixture you would like, sprinkle with basil leaves, slice and serve and enjoy!

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15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza that's great for busy weeknights or parties. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

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