I’ve been getting kind of tired of what I’ve been typically cooking. I think I’ve gotten stuck in one of those cooking ruts where I’m leaning on the same recipes over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, if it’s a good recipe that you enjoy, repetition is not necessarily bad but I’m just tired of what I’ve been cooking lately.
So, I’ve been really trying to look back at different times in my life and thinking about what I was cooking then to bring back some old favourites that I’ve forgotten about.
And that’s where my inspiration for this summer flatbread recipe came from! I used to make flatbread A LOT. It was easy to throw together quickly and was kind of like pizza but I could tell myself it was better because it has veggies (which we usually eat pepperoni pizza with no veggies) and it has sort of a gourmet feel. Not to mention it’s affordable (depending a little on the toppings you choose).
Here’s what you’ll need for my most recent version:
1 Flatbread crust (you can find them in the bakery section)
1 Thinly sliced onion
Thinly sliced cremini mushrooms
1 Garlic clove crushed or diced
1/2 Thinly sliced red bell pepper
Parmesan cheese grated
- Preheat your oven to 400-425 (check the specific temperature recommended for the crust you are using).
- Prepare all the ingredients in advance. Prep your flatbread by brushing on a small amount of olive oil all over. This will help the crust to crisp up when baking.
- Sauté the mushrooms, onions, and garlic together with a little additional olive oil. Once cooked, set aside to cool a little.
- Spread about a tablespoon of basil pesto across your flatbread and add on the sautéed ingredients.
- Add your thinly sliced red bell peppers and your grated parmesan cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is completely melted.
There you have it, a simple yet satisfying flatbread.
This flatbread can be enjoyed on its own, or you could pair it with a nice fresh salad. It’s also extra delicious when paired with a nice glass of wine. I love this recipe for when I am trying to have an easy meal that still feels fun and fancy.
Tell me what you think of this recipe down below in the comments!