grilled flatbread pizzas

Guys. I love pizza. Grant loves pizza. We make pizza in a cast-iron skillet. We make pizza on a pizza stone. We make pizza on the grill. We make personal pizzas. WE MAKE ALL THE PIZZA!

I especially love super-easy homemade pizza. Give me some cheese + black olives and I’m set. Pleaseeee please tell me that you like black olives on pizza too! (I think we are a rare breed.)

I thought we had exhausted all possible methods of pizza-making until we had the idea to make grilled flatbread pizzas. I have been wanting to make naan for awhile and finally got around to it over Labor Day weekend.

The recipe made A LOT of naan. Thus, the idea for these pizzas was born.

This is kind of a cheat recipe. All you really have to do is pick up your favorite flatbread or naan + your pizza toppings of choice.

That’s a good thing though — because it means more time eating + less time prepping food. This is great for those times when you have friends over – you don’t have to worry about timing the food being ready with the arrival of said friends (a feat that I have yet to master – hence my love for recipes like this.)

Put some toppings on, grill them for a few minutes and VOILA – easy, fun, delish. This also makes a great quick family dinner. It’s an easy way for kids (myself included) to help with dinner prep + it’s fun!

Also, you get to skip the longg discussion over what toppings you’re going to have on the pizza because everybody gets to choose their own.

Thank you, whoever invented the personal pizza.

I know I said I love a good, simple cheese + black olive pizza, butttt I also love a “fancy” pizza. Like this one.

It’s got olive oil, goat cheese, arugula, bacon, apple slices, parmesan, and a drizzle of honey. GAME. CHANGER.

If you’re more into classic pizza toppings, you can do a tomato sauce + cheese + sausage + veggie one. Barbecue chicken is always a favorite in this house, too. But really, use whatever toppings you want.

Make it simple. Make it adventurous. Make 5 pizzas or make 15. You do you, my pizza-loving friend.



Recipe:

  • Flatbread/naan (2-3 pieces per person because you will want more than 1)
  • Toppings of your choice (sauce, shredded cheese, bacon, veggies, apples, olives, tomatoes, arugula, to name a few options)

Assemble pizza with your toppings. Pop on the grill for a few minutes, or until pizza is warm + crust is a bit crispy + cheese is melted. Every grill is so different that It’s hard to say exactly how long to cook it. Ours took about 7-10 minutes on medium/high heat. You could also pop them in the oven (instead of grilling them) for a few minutes at 350 degrees. You will need to close the lid on your grill for the cheese to melt – just check on the pizzas every few minutes. Take them out when cheese is melted + crust has browned but not blackened.

For our pizzas:

Arugula + Bacon + Goat Cheese Pizza

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 spoonfuls goat cheese
  • Any variety of apple, peeled + thinly sliced
  • Handful of arugula
  • Cooked bacon, cut into pieces
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Shredded parmesan cheese

Lightly brush on the olive oil. Put dollops of goat cheese on and spread around. Layer on the remaining ingredients in the order listed above.

Classic Pizza

  • 2 TBS pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cooked pork sausage
  • Handful of green peppers, diced

Spread sauce on flatbread. Sprinkle on some cheese. Add the sausage + peppers and add more cheese.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

  • 2 TBS barbecue sauce + a little extra
  • 1/2 a cubed chicken breast, cooked
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Red onion, diced (optional)

Spread barbecue sauce on flatbread. Toss the cooked chicken in a little more barbecue sauce. Add a light layer of cheese, the chicken + onion, then more cheese. Spread a little extra barbecue sauce on top after cooked, if you’re obsessed like we are.

*Note: If you’re not making your own naan/flatbread, Trader Joe’s has awesome naan bread. (Seriously, just waiting for them to sponsor me already.)

4 thoughts on “grilled flatbread pizzas

    1. We will be posting the naan recipe soon 😉 and yes, when we made the naan we did grill it for a few minutes before adding pizza toppings & grilling again!

  1. I chopped cherry tomatoes and marinated in salt and fig infused balsamic vinegar and put them on top of garlic oiled naan with feta, black olives, fresh spinach and basil leaves and topped with a chunk of roasted red pepper in olive oil (jar). It was awesome!

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