If you're craving pizza but don't have enough time to make the dough from scratch, you can use flatbread purchased from your local supermarket as a healthy alternative.
I made four different kinds of flatbread pizza using these ingredients:
- Toufayan Whole Wheat Flatbread
- Rao's Pizza Sauce
- Brie, Goat, and Mozzarella Cheese
- Sweet Italian Sausage, 2 links
- Yellow Onions, Plum Tomatoes, Button Mushrooms
- Basil, Cilantro
- Italian Seasoning
Thoroughly wash and chop the yellow onions into thin strips, dice the plum tomatoes, and slice the button mushrooms making sure to get rid of any questionable parts. Rinse the cilantro and basil leaves then pat dry. Chop the cilantro into fine pieces. Place the prepared ingredients into separate bowls for easy pizza decorating later on.
For the sausage, remove the casing and flatten the meat. Pour 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a small frying pan over medium heat and place the flattened sausage in it. While the sausage is cooking, break the meat up into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Cook until meat is no longer red and both sides are browned.
To caramelize your onions, slowly cook them in a large pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat with extra virgin olive oil, butter, and sugar (optional). Let the onions sweat and cook until tender and fragrant. Refer to full cooking instructions here.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Use a large non-stick baking sheet and cover with a thin layer of cooking spray. Spread a generous amount of pizza sauce on each flatbread and start decorating with your prepared toppings. Bake one or two flatbread pizzas at the same time for 10-12 minutes until crust is golden brown.
These are the combinations I created (from left to right):
- Sweet Italian Sausage, Basil, and Mozzarella Cheese
- Brie and Caramelized Onions
- Goat Cheese, Cilantro, and Tomatoes
- Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Italian Seasoning
This is a great recipe to use when hosting friends at a housewarming party, baby shower, or an informal get-together.
What other toppings would you use? Share your suggestions in the comments below.
Have fun with it!