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How to make Flatbread Pizza

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Today I’m sharing How to make Flatbread Pizza! This five-minute dough recipe doesn’t require yeast, so there is no rise time necessary. You’re on your way to a quick, simple, and delicious pizza night!

Flatbread Crust is thin, crispy, and a perfect weeknight meal since it can be prepared so easily. Add your favorite toppings, including a Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce or my Pizza Sauce from Scratch! Be sure to try my Shrimp Pesto Flatbread or some delicious Margherita Flatbread too!

A pesto flatbread pizza, sliced.

Best Flatbread Pizza

Welcome to month #8 in my pizza series! If you’ve been following along, you’re going to want to try all the other pizza recipes, including the following:

  1. Taco Pizza Recipe
  2. Homemade French Bread Pizza
  3. Meatball Pizza
  4. Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  5. BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza
  6. Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
  7. White Sauce Pizza Recipe

If you asked me for my favorite recipe, I wouldn’t be able to give you an answer. I love them all! We eat A LOT of pizza at our home, so I’m constantly trying something new.

  • Crust? Regular, whole wheat, cauliflower, French bread, and flatbread.
  • Sauce? Pesto, tomato, taco sauce (store-bought), and white sauce.
  • Toppings? Pesto tomato, taco, meatball, pepperoni, bacon & mushroom, margherita, Hawaiian, bbq chicken and bacon, etc.

Mix and match any of the above parts to get the exact combo you are craving. That is Pizza Night done RIGHT!

NO YEAST required!

Yup, you read that right. There is no yeast in this flatbread. We aren’t looking for a thick, puffy crust, so that’s why this works. The flatbread crust will puff up a little bit even without the yeast. Think thin and crispy instead of thick and fluffy!

That being said, you CAN use a little bit of yeast (with a pinch of sugar) in this dough. If so, you’ll need to let it rest for it to rise appropriately. Or follow my Homemade Pizza Dough recipe and roll it extra thin!

Ingredients Needed

Such a short list of ingredients are required for some really tasty flatbread!

  • Flour – A combo of bread flour and all-purpose flour. The bread flour helps to achieve a chewier texture, so I prefer it for pizza.
  • Salt – I used kosher salt since that’s what I keep stocked in my pantry. You can substitute what you have, but if using table salt, you may want to use less.
  • Oil – A healthy dose of extra-virgin olive oil gives the crust incredible flavor AND texture.
  • Water – Warm water is required. It helps bring the ingredients together very quickly.

How to make Flatbread Pizza

Step 1
Combine dry ingredients. Use a food processor and add both types of flour (bread and all-purpose) and the salt. Pulse to combine.

Step 2
Add the wet ingredients. Pour in the olive oil and the warm water. Pulse again until well combined. The dough should form a ball. This will happen very fast!

Step 3
Kneed dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Use your hand to kneed it for about 30 seconds to a minute. Smooth it into a ball and then let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4
Slice dough. Use a knife to slice the ball of dough in half.

Step 5
Roll the dough. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a flat shape. (You want it to be fairly thin.) Repeat with remaining round of dough.

Step 6
Transfer dough to sheet pans that have been prepared with a dusting of cornmeal. This will prevent it from sticking to the pan. (I recommend using cornmeal instead of parchment paper due to the high baking temperature.)

Step 7
Brush some olive oil lightly over the top of each flatbread. Then use a fork to poke holes all over the dough. Poking holes will help it from poofing up during the bake time.

Step 8
Par-bake the flatbread dough for about 7-8 minutes, rotating the pans between racks in the oven. This step will help the thin dough support some toppings without getting soggy!

A par-baked flatbread pizza.

Step 9
Remove flatbread crusts and add toppings of your choice. Here is what I used.

  • Pesto Tomato – pesto sauce, tomato slices, goat cheese, with an extra drizzle of olive oil after baking.
  • Taco Pizza – taco sauce, taco meat (with my homemade taco seasoning), tomato slices, jalapeño slices, and cheddar cheese.

Step 10
Bake again. Bake again for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are slightly browned. The time may vary, so bake it to your personal liking.

Expert Tips

  • Roll it to your desired thickness. While flatbread is pretty thin, you can leave it a little thicker if that’s what you prefer. Make sure you roll it on a surface that is lightly dusted with flour.
  • Make sure you par-bake the flatbread. Since this dough is thin, you’ll want to par-bake it to make sure it doesn’t get soggy after the toppings are added.
  • Don’t overload the flatbread. If you add too many toppings, the crust will take longer to bake and may not be crispy!
  • Bake at a hot temperature. Use a temperature of 475-500 degrees when baking. Think crisp!

Storing and Baking

  • Storing – Store leftover flatbread (with toppings) in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Freezing – You can freeze the par-baked flatbread for a month or so (tightly wrapped). Just remove it and let it completely thaw out before adding toppings.

What to serve with flatbread pizza

Ice Cream Series

I’m also sharing a new ice cream recipe each month (in another series,) so I’ve got some delicious recipes I’d love for you to try! Here they are!

  1. Mint Chip Ice Cream
  2. Blueberry Ice Cream
  3. Coffee Toffee Ice Cream
  4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  5. Homemade Peach Ice Cream
  6. Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  7. Butter Pecan Ice Cream


A flatbread pizza, sliced, on white parchment paper.

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xoxo ~Sue

A pesto flatbread pizza, sliced.

How to make Flatbread Pizza

Today I'm sharing How to make Flatbread Pizza! This five-minute dough recipe doesn't require yeast so there is no rise time necessary. You're on your way to a quick, simple, and delicious pizza night!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 2 flatbreads
Calories: 916kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf


  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Use a food processor to mix up the crust. Start by adding the flour and salt, and then pulse to mix well. Add olive oil and water, and pulse again.
  • Turn the dough out on to a clean surface lightly dusted with flour. Kneed the dough for a minute or so, and form it into a nice smooth ball. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into two equal shapes. Then use a rolling pin to roll out each one into a thin shape. You can make it into any shape you prefer.
  • Transfer shapes on to prepared baking sheets dusted with cornmeal. Brush some olive oil lightly over the tops of the dough. Then use a fork to poke holes throughout.
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Bake for approximately 7-8 minutes. Then remove them and add desired toppings. Bake again until cheese is melted and the dough is browned on the bottom, about 8-10 more minutes.


Here are the toppings I used for this flatbread pizza:
  • Pesto Tomato – pesto sauce, tomato slices, goat cheese, with an extra drizzle of olive oil after baking.
  • Taco Pizza – taco sauce, taco meat (with my homemade taco seasoning), tomato slices, jalapeño slices, and cheddar cheese.
See expert tips on the blog post!


Calories: 916kcal | Carbohydrates: 137g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 1748mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Looks great I will have to try it.

  2. stephanie says:

    This recipe works great! It makes a thin, crispy crust perfect for flatbread.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! We love it too!

  3. Flatbread pizza is cool and this recipe is awesome. You can eat it as an appetizer or for dinner!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      True! This recipe is super easy too!

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