There are few things in life more comforting than pizza. It's the food of choice for family game night, a catch-up with friends, or a cozy evening spent curled up with your fav movie. These nourishing little whole wheat flatbread pizzas can get tossed together in just a few minutes, they're cheaper than takeout, and they won't weigh you down.
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For an easy little pita pizza, I like to use a tiny bit of ghee, a handful of cheeses, crushed red pepper, chopped basil and a little hot honey. I love using ghee for some added depth, but olive oil drizzled on top works great too. You can go wild with your favorite pizza combos, I kept this batch cozy and simple.
Whole wheat pitas give these pizzas extra flavor and a nice little nutritional boost. If you're looking to make your own- try this recipe (or this one if you're looking for a recipe without any added oil or sugar).
This particular recipe calls for goat cheese, shredded gouda, and fresh mozzarella for some serious melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The added heat from the red pepper flakes, the fresh basil, and the sweet heat from the hot honey balance out the richness of the cheese. It's so easy, but so good.
Flatbread Pizza Ingredients
You can customize these pizzas however you want. If you're a big fan of heat, add more red pepper flakes or even some jalapeño. Herb enthusiast? Try topping your pizza with fresh rosemary, oregano, or thyme along with the basil. Looking for a protein boost? Throw on some sliced grilled chicken or crumbled tofu. The beauty of these flatbread pizzas lies in their versatility - they're a blank canvas.
- whole wheat pitas
- goat cheese
- shredded gouda
- fresh mozzarella
- sea salt
- red pepper flakes
- hot honey (optional)
For a vegan version, swap out the cheeses for your favorite non-dairy cheese alternatives and replace the ghee with olive oil. If you're gluten-sensitive, you can try a gluten-free pita. For those who enjoy a touch of sweetness on their pizza, swap the hot honey for a balsamic reduction.
And let's not forget about the endless possibilities of seasonal toppings - from summer's ripe tomatoes and fresh basil to winter's roasted squash and caramelized onions, there's a whole world of flavors to explore.
Flatbread Pizza Instructions
- The first thing you're going to want to do is heat up your broiler. While it's getting all nice and toasty, you can begin prepping your whole wheat pitas.
- Take your whole wheat pita and pop it into the broiler for about a minute. This is going to give your pita a head start and ensure it's nice and crispy once we load it up with all our delicious toppings.
- Once the pita has had its initial broil, remove it from the oven (be careful, it's hot!) and flip it over. Now, spread a little bit of ghee over the un-toasted side. Then comes cheese! We're using a mix of goat cheese, shredded gouda, and fresh mozzarella to create a triple threat of creamy, melty goodness. Toss on any additional toppings you're feeling and sprinkle a bit of sea salt and red pepper flakes to add a touch of heat.
- Now, it's back into the broiler! This time, we're going to let it broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden, and the edges of the pita are crispy. This should only take a couple of minutes, so keep an eye on it!
- Finally, when the pizza is done, take it out of the oven and top it with fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of hot honey. This combo of fresh herbs and sweet heat is such an easy way to take your pizza up a few notches.
- And there you have it! Your homemade whole-wheat flatbread pizza is ready to be devoured. It's the perfect combination of nutritious and delicious. I promise it'll satisfy all your pizza cravings.
Using a mixture of cheeses adds depth to the flavor of the pizza. Play around and find your favorite combo!
- Ghee: If you're vegan, lactose intolerant, or don't have any ghee on hand, you can substitute it with olive oil.
- Cheese: You can substitute the cheeses in this recipe with any other cheeses of your liking. If you're vegan or lactose intolerant, try using dairy-free cheeses.
- Whole Wheat Pita: If you're gluten intolerant or prefer a different base, you can use gluten-free pita or even a large portobello mushroom cap!
- Hot Honey: If you can't find hot honey or prefer not to use it, you can substitute it with regular honey and a sprinkle of chilli flakes, or a balsamic reduction for a similar sweet-and-tangy flavor profile.
- Vegan Pizza: Use olive oil in place of ghee and choose vegan cheeses. Add some sliced bell peppers, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes for extra flavor.
- Gluten-Free Pizza: Use a gluten-free pita for your base, and check all your other ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.
- Extra Protein Pizza: Add some sliced grilled chicken, smoked salmon, or crumbled tofu on top of your cheeses.
- Seasonal Pizzas: Adapt your pizza to fit the seasons! In the summer, add ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. In the winter, try roasted squash and caramelized onions.
Looking for more? Start here:
Whole Wheat Flatbread PizzaPrint Recipe
- 1 whole wheat pita
- ½ tablespoon ghee
- 2 tablespoon goat cheese crumbled
- 2 tablespoon gouda shredded
- 2 tablespoon mozzarella shredded
- 1 pinch sea salt
- red pepper flakes to taste
- fresh basil to taste
- hot honey to taste
- Turn your broiler on high.
- On a baking sheet, broil one side of the pita for about a minute.
- Pull out the pita and top the other side with ghee, cheeses, sea salt, and red pepper flakes.
- Place the baking sheet back into the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and golden, and the edges of the pita are crispy.
- Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil and a drizzle of hot honey.
- Using a mixture of cheeses adds depth to the flavor of the pizza.
- Be careful not to leave the pita in the broiler for too long as it can easily burn.
- Try adding other toppings based on your preference.
- If you like your pizza extra spicy, you can add more red pepper flakes.
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