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Quick Flatbread Pizza Margherita

This delicious Margherita flatbread pizza recipe is going to be your new favorite flatbread pizza. It’s delicious and easy to assemble that makes this naan pizza a perfect light summer lunch or dinner meal for when you don’t feel like cooking.

Margherita flatbread pizza drizzled with balsamic reduction

If you’ve never had a homemade flatbread pizza, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lightness of the crust and way it highlights the flavors you use on your pizza.

While you can make naan from scratch, this recipe is even easier because it uses already made flatbread.

Toppings on a Pizza Margherita

Margherita pizza is the common name for a traditional Neapolitan pizza (thin crust, as opposed to the thicker Sicilian).

It’s made with tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, mozzarella (often fresh), fresh basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper. This recipe uses balsamic reduction for an extra boost of flavor.

Classic Insalata Caprese (tomato mozzarella salad) uses the same flavors that makes it a perfect pairing for this easy pizza!

Ingredients for flatbread pizza Margerita

How to Make It

This easy Margherita flatbread pizza is fast to make and absolutely mouth-watering.

Making it using naan bread is so easy, even kids can do it if you feel like having a family affair in the kitchen!

Simply brush your olive oil onto your flatbread crust, top with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, and bake.

Before serving, add freshly chopped basil and for an extra flavor burst – drizzle with a balsamic reduction. Add salt and pepper to taste and you’ve got yourself a flavorful and filling summer meal on the table.

Baked naan pizza margherita on a baking tray

Top Tips

  • This recipe makes for a quick, effortless and light vegetarian lunch or dinner meal perfect for summertime.
  • You can make this pizza the day before and enjoy it for lunch the next day. Store it in the fridge for up to one day. Make sure to keep basil separate from the pizza. Reheat it in the oven or microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Serve it with a side of salad (classic Insalata Caprese would be the best choice), cut veggies, or soup (like this delicious vegan minestrone or zuppa Toscana).
  • For other quick portable lunch recipes, check my collection of healthy vegetarian lunch box ideas.

Flatbread pizza with tomatoes and mozzarella

Recipe Variations

  • You can use other types of flatbread like focaccia, chapati or pita bread instead of naan or make flatbread yourself.
  • If you prefer, you can use marinara sauce instead of olive oil for the base. 1 tablespoon per crust is usually enough.
  • This simple recipe will work for any pizza, not just traditional Margherita. You could add any diced vegetables, a blend of cheeses, and fresh herbs to your pizza.
  • Herb-infused olive oil will take that flavor intensity to a whole new level, as well. You can experiment with garlic-infused oil as well.
  • Consider a Greek-inspired naan pizza topped with feta, diced kalamata olives (or olive tapenade), and some roasted red peppers.
  • Or a Jamaican flatbread that uses allspice in the oil and some smoked cheese, pineapple, and hot peppers.
  • Mexican naan pizza topped with guacamole and queso and your favorite taco toppings like chipotle corn salsa or pico de gallo would also be delicious.

Margherita flatbread pizza cut in slices

As you can see, it’s a versatile recipe. Enjoy and let me know what your favorite is or if you stick with the classic Margherita flatbread.

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Quick Flatbread Pizza Margherita

This Margherita flatbread pizza is flavorful and quick that makes it a perfect light summer meal for when you don't feel like cooking.
 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword flatbread pizza, flatbread pizza recipe, homemade flatbread pizza, margherita flatbread, naan bread pizza, naan pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 387kcal
$3

Ingredients

  • 4 naan flatbread
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 balls mozzarella thinly sliced or ground
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes thinly sliced (or cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil chopped, to garnish
  • Balsamic reduction

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F or 220C. Lightly brush naan bread pieces with olive oil (alternatively, use pizza sauce). Arrange cheese and tomato slices on naan bread. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped basil. Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Top Tips

  • This recipe makes for a quick, effortless and light lunch or dinner meal perfect for summertime.
  • You can make this pizza the day before and enjoy it for lunch the next day. Store it in the fridge for up to one day. Make sure to keep basil separate from the pizza. Reheat it in the oven or microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Serve it with a side of salad (classic Insalata Caprese would be the best choice), cut veggies, or soup (like this delicious vegan minestrone or zuppa Toscana).
  • For other quick portable lunch recipes, check my collection of healthy vegetarian lunch box ideas.

Recipe Variations

  • You can use other types of flatbread like focaccia, chapati or pita bread instead of naan or make flatbread yourself.
  • If you prefer, you can use marinara sauce instead of olive oil for the base. 1 tablespoon per crust is usually enough.
  • This simple recipe will work for any pizza, not just traditional Margherita. You could add any diced vegetables, a blend of cheeses, and fresh herbs to your pizza.
  • Herb-infused olive oil will take that flavor intensity to a whole new level, as well. You can experiment with garlic-infused oil as well.
  • Consider a Greek-inspired naan pizza topped with feta, diced kalamata olives (or olive tapenade), and some roasted red peppers.
  • Or a Jamaican flatbread that uses allspice in the oil and some smoked cheese, pineapple, and hot peppers.
  • Mexican naan pizza topped with guacamole and queso and your favorite taco toppings like chipotle corn salsa or pico de gallo would also be delicious.

Equipment

Pizza Cutter
cutting board
baking tray
chef's knife
pastry brush

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg
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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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