12 Perfect Flatbread Recipes for Wholesome, Fresh Dinners

If we’re being technically correct, flatbread is an unleavened bread. That means no yeast, baking soda, or baking powder. However, if we’re being honest, we all know that American flatbread is more of a rectangular, thin-crust pizza. That means that not only has the bread itself been bulked up, but it’s also not always plain bread anymore.

Point and case: When you think of flatbread, I bet you also imagine of a variety of sauces and toppings adorning this humble bread.

We’re not here to roll out all the reasons why what we call a flatbread is not necessarily accurate. That is just an interesting sidebar to help you understand that you’re about to scroll through a list of recipes for American flatbreads. If you’re looking for a more traditional recipe with no toppings or leavener, feel free to click here.

However, if you’re here to put a deliciously simple main dish onto your dinner table then, by all means, keep reading.

1. Avocado, Zucchini, and Ricotta Flatbread

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Need to add a little green to your dinnertime routine but don’t feel like a salad? Look no further than this summer-inspired flatbread.

Get the recipe here.

2. Brussel Sprout and Ricotta Flatbread

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Chocolate Moosey

When you don’t have the time to make pizza dough, that’s okay. A flatbread will work just as well.

Besides, because they don’t rise, these rectangular breads are able to whole a whole lotta heavy toppings without losing their texture or getting soggy. Get the recipe here.

3. Fig, Gorgonzola, Arugula Flatbread

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Kendall-Jackson

Do you want to try a bunch of fancy ingredients but are unsure whether you want to invest a chunk of change. This recipe uses high-quality, pricy ingredients sparingly.

A perfect way to get a taste of the luxe life. Get the recipe here.

4. Skillet Flatbread with Squash, Greens, and Burrata

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Wild Apple

Do you need a gluten free option in your dinner rotation? Here’s your answer.

The earthy flavors of hazelnut and amaranth flours get hi-lighted as they brown in a cast iron skillet. An irresistible pairing with squash, cheese, and greens.

Get the recipe here.

5. Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Pear and Blue Cheese

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Food&Wine

Pears and blue cheese are a classic combination that is hard to say no to (even if you’re not fond of blue cheese by itself).

But when you toss some caramelized onions into the mix and layer it onto some crispy bread, there won’t be a single person at your table who’s left unsatisfied. Get the recipe here.

6. Avocado Flatbread

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To Die for Vancouver

Do you really need another excuse to eat avocado? It’s basically creamy vegetable butter that belongs on everything. However, if you do need a reason, here is a good one.

It is otherworldly fantastic when you drizzle it with balsamic vinegar, sprinkle it with salt, and arrange it on some homemade flatbread. Get the recipe here.

7. Cauliflower Flatbread with Cashew Parsley Pesto

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Two Spoons

Who knew that there was a vegetable that could transform into bread?! Well, its name is cauliflower and you should absolutely learn how it’s done. Once you know, you can stack it high with all kinds of yummy toppings like pesto, tomatoes, and radishes.

You’ll find you have one happy and healthy tummy after eating this. Get the recipe here.

8. Delicata Squash Flatbread with Persimmon & Pomegranate

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Daily Waffle

Fruit, squash, and cheese all nestled together and doused in olive oil. It’s sounds like Friday night dinner, but a whole lot fancier.

Get the recipe here.

9. Mexican Flatbread Pizza

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The Feed Feed Jaime Gruttadauria

Think of this like an open faced taco. Loaded with cilantro-lime chicken, corn, and about one thousand pounds of cojita cheese, you won’t be left hungry after a slice of this.

Get the recipe here.

10. Onion And Cranberry Chutney Flatbread With Figs, Parmesan And Fresh Basil

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The Feed Feed Cheryl Lim

If figs are your jam, it’s time to share the love. Pair them with cranberry chutney, fresh parmesan, basil, and a dose of caramelized onions.

No one will be able to keep their hands off. Get the recipe here.

11. Blackberry Chicken Flatbread

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Lively Table

Blackberry season is on its way, and true berry fanatics know that they are not only good for sweet treats, but they are also delicious on savory snacks.

Especially when you pair them with creamy cheese and a swirl of balsamic vinegar. Get the recipe here.

12. Peach, Basil, Mozzarella Flatbread

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Tastes Better From Scratch

All good southerners know that peaches are an essential part of one’s diet. Therefore, it is perfectly acceptable to integrate them into dinner’s main course.

As long as you put familiar ingredients like basil, cheese, and bread, no one is going to complain that they’re eating fruit for dinner. Get the recipe here.

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