Fantastic Italian Flatbread

Even better than pizza!

I made these Italian flatbreads a while ago, in an attempt to make our regular Pizza Friday just a little healthier. The goal was also to show the kids that pizza could be made at home and to have some fun with it. All the above were ticked and the end result was a roaring success!

fantastic italian flatbread preparation

Having lost most of my blog content recently due to a tragic hosting accident, I am now facing the arduous task of putting a year’s work back together. This is one of the first recipes that I wanted to put back on the blog!

Flatbread fully loaded

The first batch I made contained wholegrain flour which is obviously much healthier than the normal white flour with some good complex carbs and it hasn’t lost the nutrients and minerals that go missing through all the processing.

The fun is all in the toppings! I start with a few ideas of my own, then set out a selection of prepared ingredients so that everyone can pick and top their own little flatbread for cooking. The boys absolutely love choosing their toppings and placing them ever so carefully and “just so” for baking.

Fantastic Italian Flatbread

Endless options

If you have any fussy eaters around this is an ideal solution. Prepare lots of small flatbreads and each person can make a few of their own. I have taken out spinach, feta and olives for a Greek combination, basil pesto and tomato, tuna, onion, chilies etc. It’s a laid back Sunday evening chill meal.

All you need is 20 minutes to prepare the dough, roll it out, top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Hey presto!

Fantastic Italian Flatbread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: Easy Meals

Cuisine: Italian

Fantastic Italian Flatbread


  • 2 1/2 cups wholegrain flour
  • 2 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • sprinkle of garlic salt


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in oil.
  3. Slowly add in water and combine to form the dough.
  4. Sprinkle some flour on the counter and knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  5. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with a tea towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Roll out then add tomato puree and toppings, or just brush with melted butter and garlic.
  7. Bake on 200 degrees C for 15-20 minutes (or until golden brown).


Makes about 8 medium sized flatbreads.

Fantastic Italian Flatbread

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