Mozzarella-Topped Flatbread is made with fresh mozzarella and herbs for a delicious meal that will feed a crowd as an appetizer or dinner!Jump to Recipe
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 (or if you want another cheesy bread appetizer, try Five Cheese Pull-Apart Bread). 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.
Combine the butter with the herbs to make your herb butter then spread that out on the dough as you would a sauce.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese on the flatbread.
Add the tomatoes and small pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese around the dough.
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!
Originally Published On: September 17, 2018
Last Updated On: December 23, 2019
Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread
- 1 can pizza dough (refrigerated)
- 2 tbsp butter (softened)
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 4 oz mozzarella cheese (fresh)
- 1 tomato
- 8 basil leaves (chopped)
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
28 thoughts on “Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread”
ah.. the italians.. this looks soo yummy! I love making my own dough, it’s so easy and always tastes great! I will definitely try your version!
I love Italian food, it’s some of my favorite. Homemade dough is the best!
I love that your flatbread didn’t really stay flat! I am a huge fan of fresh mozzarella, it’s one of my favorite pizza toppings!
I’ve gotten it to get a little bit flatter over time, but still not thin and crispy like it’s typically served. But yes, I agree, fresh mozzarella is the best!
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!
I didn’t think about making different fun-shaped pizzas with my boys. We will have to do that soon because that sounds like fun!
STAWWWWP! Oh my heck my pregnant lady taste-buds!!!!!!!! All I want is THIS IN MY BELLY
I am not pregnant but ever time I see this on my own computer I want to make it again and again!
This flatbread looks like a delicious savory treat! Worth every minute that’s for sure.
It definitely is worth it! We like it so much it tends to be a whole meal here, rather than a snack or appetizer!
I am certain both my girls would enjoy your not so flatbread. I love to see your 2 sous-chef in action.
We all really like this here. It’s delicious and fresh and yes, the boys love helping make and eat this one!
This looks so delicious! I just love fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. It’s the perfect flavor combo.
I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes when they aren’t cooked into something, but it works so well on this recipe!
This looks so delicious! I love flatbreads… and tomato and mozzarella is my absolute favourite…
I’ve tried a few times and this one still doesn’t come out very flat, but it’s delicious either way!
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!
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 🙂
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!
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.
This looks delicious- you really made me want pizza! ha. And fresh mozzarella definitely makes a world of a difference. Can be more expensive- but worth it!
The fresh mozzarella is more expensive, so we don’t get it all the time. But it’s perfect for a treat on a meal like this!
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!
My boys both love to help in the kitchen. This was a fun one to make together!
Wish I was having this flatbread for dinner! My goodness this looks yummy!
We’ve made it for dinner a few times. It’s delicious and we usually still have leftovers for lunch the next day.
Oh yum! This needs to be made at my house! I am in need of some new recipes and this one looks amazing!
It’s such a delicious recipe, and if you have kids it’s fun for them to help make it, too!