Fresh Mozzarella-Topped (Not So) Flatbread

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!
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bread, mozzarella, tomato
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 270kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Herb Butter

  • 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
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 8 basil leaves chopped


  • Bread Machine: Add all dough ingredients into the bread machine and set to dough
  • By Hand: In a large bowl, combine warm water, yeast, honey, and olive oil then stir a couple of times and let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbly. Add 2 cups of flour and salt and mix with a spoon until the dough comes together. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and add 1/2 cup of flour and knead until incorporated. Grease a large bowl and place the dough in it, cover the bowl, and let rise for one hour.
  • 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 tomatoes into small wedges and spread on the flatbread
  • Bake for 25-30 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


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg