19 Fast & Fresh Flatbread Recipes That Will Make You Forget Pizza

Baba Ganoush Flatbread
Photo: Jacob Fox

We love pizza just as much as anyone else, but sometimes it can be a little lacking when it comes to fresh ingredients. That's where these flatbreads come in. Delicious tapenade spreads and ooey-gooey cheese make them almost like pizza, but they are also piled high with fresh veggies and produce. As a bonus, all of these easy flatbread recipes come together in less than an hour, so you can sink your teeth into a slice even quicker than takeout.

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Greek Flatbreads

Greek Flatbreads
Jacob Fox

When we think of Greek food, we immediately imagine juicy tomatoes, zesty red onions, and briny Kalamata olives. This fresh flatbread has all of that, plus a sprinkle of Fontina cheese and a schmear of artichoke tapenade. You'll be making it again and again.

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Baba Ghanoush Flatbread

Baba Ganoush Flatbread
Jacob Fox

If you're craving a taste of the Mediterranean, there's no need to pack your bags. Just whip up a crispy flatbread topped with eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and fresh mint. One bite and your taste buds will take you straight there.

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Potato, Bacon, and Arugula Flatbread

Potato, Bacon, and Arugula Flatbread cut into slices
Blaine Moats

This flatbread recipe is bursting with big flavors from a tart and peppery lemon, mustard, and arugula salad topper. Skillet-cooked bacon and potato slices add the hearty saltiness you crave from a pizza, plus we sprinkle on a bit of Parmesan at the end. How could you not like it?!

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Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Smoked Salmon Flatbread
Andy Lyons

Sure, this recipe starts with cream cheese and smoked salmon, but there are no bagels here. Add fresh lettuce, radishes, and capers, then serve the whole mix on flatbread for a quick and easy lunch or even a light dinner.

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Chicken Scarpariello Cauliflower Flatbread

Chicken Scarpariello Cauliflower Flatbread with lemon wedges
Adam Albright

A tantalizing blend of spicy and sweet, this cauliflower flatbread is a take on the classic Italian-American main dish delight of chicken scarpariello. The chicken, pickled peppers, and lemon are the same but are piled onto a low-carb homemade flatbread made with cauliflower rice.

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One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads
Andy Lyons

Ditch the sandwich bread—flatbreads are the way to go for this easy chicken dish. Start with a creamy spread of hummus, then add chicken and fresh veggies (like cucumber slices and tiny tomatoes) for a fast one-pan recipe you can devour for lunch or dinner.

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Indian-Spiced Turkey Kabob Pitas

indian-spiced turkey kabob pitas
Jacob Fox

Plain turkey strips become bold and spicy wonders when you grill them with a curry-blend coating. Balance the heat from this dish by serving on flatbreads with a cooling cucumber-radish slaw.

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Pesto-Prosciutto Flatbread

Pesto-Prosciutto Flatbread
Jacob Fox

Pesto isn't just for pasta. Put down the pizza sauce and spread your flatbread with tomato pesto, then top with prosciutto, provolone cheese, and arugula. Trust us: It's like a BLT pizza, only better.

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Artichoke Flatbread

Artichoke Flatbread
Andy Lyons

Here's a flatbread pizza recipe that's satisfying for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Toss whole-wheat flatbreads on the grill for a few minutes on each side. Top with artichokes, goat cheese, tomato, and spinach before diving in.

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Summer Squash Souvlaki

Summer Squash Souvlaki
Jason Donnelly

Cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, red onion, roma tomatoes—we couldn't make these souvlaki flatbreads any more veggie-stuffed if we tried. Add a few sprigs of fresh dill just before serving to amp up the fresh flavor even more.

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Thai Chicken

Thai Chicken
Jason Donnelly

Give flatbreads a Thai-inspired twist when you top them with chicken marinated in soy sauce, coconut milk, peanut butter, and sriracha. Bell peppers, carrots, and snow peas finish the dish with a healthy helping of fresh veggies.

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Mini Gyro Burgers with Watermelon-Feta Salad

Mini Gyro Burgers Watermelon-Feta Salad
Blaine Moats

Combine lamb and turkey to make delicious gyro burgers. These sliders are seriously yummy all on their own, but the watermelon, mint, and feta salad makes this flatbread recipe (almost) too good to be true.

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Garlicky Asparagus Flatbread

Garlicky Asparagus Flatbread
Con Poulos

Showcase bright, fresh asparagus as an easy flatbread topping that's perfect for sharing. Serve the garlicky, veggie-filled flatbread at a garden party or bring it to a potluck for a dish that will stand out—either way, you won't have to worry about leftovers.

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Ham and Sweet Potato Mini Flatbreads

Ham and Sweet Potato Mini Flatbreads
Andy Lyons

Don't wait for Thanksgiving to serve these flatbreads. They have all the flavors of the holiday, and you won't even have to spend the whole day in the kitchen. Top flatbreads with mashed sweet potato, spinach, ham (or turkey), and a drizzle of cranberry sauce. It's a holiday-style meal that's ready in just 25 minutes.

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Meatballs with Cucumber Sauce on Flatbreads

Meatballs with Cucumber Sauce on Flatbreads
Andy Lyons

Crisp cucumbers, Greek yogurt, and fresh mint make a perfect team for cooling down the spicy meatballs on this easy flatbread. For extra tang, try serving with red onion slices or a drizzle of lemon juice.

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Grilled Fruit Pizza

Grilled Fruit Pizza
Matthew Clark

Start with plain flatbread and finish with a sweet and savory combination of ricotta, prosciutto, and grilled watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. Add a quick drizzle of balsamic glaze, and this summery flatbread is ready to satisfy all your cravings.

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Chickpea-Herb Flatbreads

Chickpea-Herb Flatbreads pizza recipe
Jason Donnelly

Get on both the flatbread and chickpea trend with this healthy dinner idea that's ready in no time. Choose from pita bread or naan as your flatbread base, then load it up with tahini, chickpeas, a ton of fresh herbs, and veggies. It's a vegetarian recipe packed with 16 grams of protein.

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Mediterranean Salad on Mini Naan

mediterranean salad mini naan chickpeas
Brie Passano

These mini flatbread appetizers (ready in 15 minutes flat!) are the perfect start to any Mediterranean meal. Olives, arugula, basil and mini mozzarella pearls are tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette. The bold flavors make the perfect fresh flatbread toppings.

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Piadini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam

Piadini with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam
Blaine Moats

You're going to swoon for this sweet and savory version of the Italian flatbread. The easy homemade flatbread dough comes together with just a handful of pantry ingredients. Make your piadini on the grill to get those signature smoky char marks.

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