I’m so excited to share the easy, delicious recipe for my famous Veggie Flatbread Pizza!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love a good flatbread, and I often whip one up for our “Meatless Monday” dinner. It’s such an easy and yummy meal to make vegetarian, but you can easily add some meat to it, too! These flatbreads can please everyone — my husband loves them too!
veggie flatbread pizza: super simple to make
One of the things I love about these flatbreads is that they look kinda fancy, as if I put a lot of work into them, but in reality, they are SO easy to make. Even if you’re not super confident in the kitchen yet, I can almost guarantee you can handle this recipe. They may not look quite as pretty, but they’ll still taste damn good, and in the end, that’s really all that matters. Right?
these flatbreads are easy to customize to your taste
Another thing I love about these flatbreads is that it’s super easy to mix it up each time you make them by using different veggies (whatever you have on hand!) and you can create a masterpiece every time, no matter what. Unless all you have on hand is like, Doritos or something. Then you might be SOL, or due for a trip to the grocery store. 😉
my tips on flatbread toppings to use
I’m a huge fan of keeping chopped, frozen veggies on hand for the weeks when I don’t have time to prep fresh veggies. We usually buy a 3-pack of bell peppers at ALDI and I’ll chop them all at once on Sundays. Then I use some on flatbreads the next night, and immediately freeze the rest in freezer-safe baggies.
I like to do the same thing with red onions. Frozen chopped spinach is always in my freezer too, because it’s super easy to throw into scrambled eggs & my Healthy Baked Spinach Dip, as well as other dishes for some extra greens, including these flatbreads.
Sometimes if I’m feeling crazy I’ll add things like zoodles, shredded carrots, roasted broccoli, or any other random leftover veggies I can find. You can also try mushrooms, olives, cherry tomatoes, and more! Whatever your heart desires.
I will say that I prefer to use fresh veggies & fresh greens if I have them on hand. They will get a little crispier and just taste better overall (in my opinion). However, frozen veggies are still a great, healthy option if you’re in a hurry and don’t have fresh stuff available. Your flatbreads will still taste great!
how to make veggie flatbread pizza
Now I’m going to break down the flatbread-making process for you, step-by-step. I also have pictures of some of the steps to help you visualize this. In addition, if you go to my “flatbreads” story highlight on my Instagram profile (@wellnessforthewin), I walk you through the whole process! You might find this helpful, too.
As you’ll see in my pictures, there are a few staple items that I use on almost all of my flatbreads, including bell peppers, spinach, red onions, and meatless crumbles. (My favorite kind of meatless crumbles are Gardein brand, which can be found at Target and Walmart, as well as other stores).
Also, not all of our flatbreads are meatless! Ethan loves to add turkey pepperoni, and if we have some grilled or shredded chicken around, we might throw that on, too!
You ready for your life to change? Keep reading.
Veggie Flatbread Pizza
- 1 whole grain flatbread
- 2 Tbsp marinara sauce of choice
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves or greens
- 1/2 cup meatless crumbles or protein of choice (turkey pepperoni, shredded chicken)
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil spray
Vegetables for topping:
- Chopped bell peppers, red onions, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, shredded carrots, zoodles, etc. about 1 cup total
- Italian seasoning
- Crushed red peppers
- Grated parmesan
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Place crust on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil (and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray). Spray the flatbread directly with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray, or lightly drizzle with olive oil.
- Place flatbread in the preheated oven for 5 minutes before adding any toppings; this helps it get a little bit crispy.
- While flatbread is in the oven, cook meatless crumbles in a small skillet over medium-high heat (according to package instructions). This should take 3-4 minutes.
- After the flatbread has cooked for 5 minutes, remove it from oven and start adding your toppings.
Assembling Your Flatbread
- First, add 2 Tbsp of marinara sauce and spread a thin, even layer on top of flatbread. (You may also use pesto or hummus as a spread if you prefer.)
- Next, lay fresh greens all over the top of the sauce. You can use spinach or any fresh greens you have.
- Add cooked meatless crumbles and vegetables of choice on top of the greens.
- Add shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Place assembled flatbread in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until edges are brown and crispy.
- Remove from oven and slice with a pizza cutter. Finish off with Italian seasoning, crushed red peppers and some grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Voila! Simple as that!
I absolutely love seeing all your Meatless Monday flatbread creations, so please keep them coming by tagging me on Instagram @wellnessforthewin! Also, go ahead and share the love by pinning this recipe on Pinterest!
Please note: these flatbreads are acceptable on all days of the week, not just Mondays. ; )