Mozzarella-Topped Flatbread on a bamboo cutting board with one square corner piece cut out next to a metal pizza cutter on a white and brown towel (with logo overlay)

Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread

Fresh mozzarella and herbs are perfect toppings for delicious flatbread that's easy to make and will feed a crowd as an appetizer or dinner!

One weekend we set out to make our own flatbread with the tomatoes we received in our Bountiful Basket. Also, the fresh mozzarella cheese was calling Justin when we were grocery shopping. We put all of it together to make a mozzarella-topped flatbread.

Our final product was delicious, but the flatbread wasn’t really very flat! We all liked how thick and fluffy the crust came out, so we will probably continue to do it the same way from now on. 

The first time I made this, I used my homemade pizza dough for the flatbread. It came out very thick, so I used a canned pizza dough the next time. While I prefer to make my own homemade foods, the canned dough worked better.

Flatbread is a great appetizer when you are cooking for a crowd. Since we weren’t making this for others, just ourselves, we ate it similar to a pizza and made a meal out of the mozzarella-topped flatbread for our family. It’s probably equivalent to a large pizza.

This was one of the first times I’ve ever cooked with fresh mozzarella rather than the pre-shredded bagged cheese. It made a world of difference. We may be getting fresh cheese from now on for anything like this.

The recipe we based our meal off of can be found here, and that links to her recipe for an herb-butter as well. I used that as a sauce on the flatbread. 

Unfortunately, when we made this, our herb garden hadn’t grown enough from replanting. I wasn’t able to grab fresh herbs, but if you have that opportunity then fresh will almost always taste better. 

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Take the butter out of the refrigerator to soften.

Place the dough on the baking sheet and use a rolling pin or your hands to stretch the dough until it fills the baking sheet. 

Flatbread dough rolled out on a piece of parchment paper

Combine the butter with the herbs to make your herb butter then spread that out on the dough as you would a sauce. 

Flatbread dough rolled out covered with herb butter on a piece of parchment paper

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese on the flatbread. 

Flatbread dough rolled out covered with herb butter and shredded mozzarella cheese on a piece of parchment paper

Add the tomatoes and small pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese around the dough.

Flatbread dough rolled out covered with herb butter, shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese, and tomato pieces on a piece of parchment paper

Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the crust starts to brown and the cheese is fully melted. After removing the flatbread from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes then top with fresh basil. Cut into slices and serve warm!

Mozzarella-Topped Flatbread on a bamboo cutting board with one square corner piece cut out next to a metal pizza cutter on a white and brown towel (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 17, 2018

Last Updated On: December 23, 2019

Mozzarella-Topped Flatbread on a bamboo cutting board with one square corner piece cut out next to a metal pizza cutter on a white and brown towel

Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread

Fresh mozzarella and herbs are perfect toppings for delicious flatbread that’s easy to make and will feed a crowd as an appetizer or dinner!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread, mozzarella, tomato
Servings: 8 pieces
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 can pizza dough (refrigerated)
Herb Butter
  • 2 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
Toppings
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese (fresh)
  • 1 tomato
  • 8 basil leaves (chopped)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper
  • Place the dough on the baking sheet and stretch using a rolling pin or hands until it fills the baking sheet
  • Combine the softened butter with herbs to make an herb-butter and spread on the dough as you would a sauce
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses over the herb-butter
  • Cut the fresh mozzarella cheese into small pieces and spread over the other cheeses
  • Slice the tomato into small wedges and spread on the flatbread
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crust starts to brown and the cheeses have melted
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before sprinkling with fresh chopped basil
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Nutrition Facts
Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 563mg23%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 532IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 thoughts on “Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread”

  1. Though I am rarely found cooking, some of my favorite memories are of my family creating unique, fun-shaped pizzas together. Though we have always purchased dough from nearby pizza places, we just might have to make our own when we try out this flatbread recipe. Can’t wait!

  2. Patricia Chamberlain

    This looks so yummy! I really love fresh mozzarella. Anything even close to pizza is a big hit in my house, so I will have to make this for my family soon!

    1. We all love anything like pizza here, too! The other day I had my oldest with me at the grocery store and he begged for a box of cheese sticks for him and me for lunch that day. Of course, we got them 🙂

  3. This looks delish! I’ve made flatbreads before like this on a baking sheet, but never a pizza-like one; your post just gave me the brilliant idea to try making our pizzas this way, too! The leftovers would pack up so much easier in the fridge and lunchboxes!

    1. I almost always make my homemade pizza in a square shape for that exact reason! It’s much easier to put the leftovers in square containers when the food is sqaure, too.

  4. OMG my mouth is watering just looking at this! Love that the kids were able to help too! I need to make this with my niece!

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