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15 Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza – delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil that’s great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

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.

What to make with Naan bread?

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 lunchtime 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 pre-made 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 l

unch like this ready in 15 minutes is not awesome!

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

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 have made them 5 times. The first time I tried them, I felt like the canapés would benefit from a good kick of garlic, so I have made them with garlic each time since then.

What is Margherita Pizza? 

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 for Margherita Flatbread Pizza:

  • Use some good quality Naan bread for this flatbread pizza. It is the base for the whole thing, so the better quality Naan, the better the overall thing will be.
  • Fresh mozzarella is the thing to use. I use the one Costco sells as it doesn’t seep too much moisture out when heated in the oven.
  • Do not substitute the fresh garlic and basil for dried.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

How to make Margherita Flatbread Pizza

1. Press fresh garlic and mix with oil.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

2. Brush the flatbread with oil & garlic with half the mixture. Place in preheated to 350F oven for 5-8  minutes or until very crispy.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

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 it’s too dark before 2-3 minutes, remove it from the oven immediately.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

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

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

5. Chop the basil leaves.

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

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, serve and enjoy!

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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
4.95 from 17 votes

15 Minute Margherita Flatbread Pizza - delicious, easy recipe for a homemade pizza made with Naan Bread, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil that's great for busy weeknight dinners or parties.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: flatbread pizza, margherita flatbread
Calories: 313 kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 naan bread
  • 3 pieces fresh mozzarella cheese sliced to ⅓- 1/2 inch thickness
  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 439mg19%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Teresa del Mundo

    Thank you for this pizza recipe. It is my favorite pizza topping!

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  • Authentic Pizza Margherita does NOT have garlic. Nor is it drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I’m sure your creation is great, but it shouldn’t be called Margherita.

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  • Cher

    Thanks Marina! Your recipe was my inspiration to making flatbread Margherita! I used a President Choice whole wheat flatbread. (From Canada) let it crisp with olive oil and garlic up as you directed. Added mini bocconcinis (halved), home grown cherry tomatoes, (halved) fresh basil, salt and pep , WOW! FRESH! OMG so, so good! I skipped the balsamic as I am tired of the balsamic glaze touching everything we eat these days!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!

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  • Julia

    Excellent flatbread!
    I’ll be making this again and again.

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  • Diana

    This Margherita Flatbread Pizza is off the hook!
    Delicious, easy, fast, and better then in any restaurant!
    my family loved it!
    Loooove the fresh garlic in recipe!
    Thank you Marina!

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  • Ann Kelly

    This is so easy to make AND eat for anyone. I am sure the people who use my site will love this!! Just need my hubby to put in and pull out of oven lol. My twelve year old even liked helping me make the pizza!! Kudos

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  • Natasha

    This recipe saved my day. However, I liked trying the pizza with salsa sauce, It was really spicy and easy to make..

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