Friday, January 23, 2015

Homemade Flatbread/Pizza . . . . . . .




Here's my quick, easy, and hopefully healthy flatbread mentioned 
recently. A few of you said you'd like to have the recipe.

Leek and Mushroom Flatbread/Pizza

A pre-made flatbread or pizza crust - I like Stonefire brand, or 
of course you can make your own crust!
1-2 med. leeks, washed well, dried and trimmed, sliced thinly
7 oz mixed mushrooms - white button, cremini, shitake - sliced 
4 oz Fontina cheese, sliced 
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Arugula tossed with a little olive oil.

Place a large shallow-rimmed baking sheet on center rack while pre-heating oven to 375F.

In a medium skillet, sauté the sliced leeks in a little olive oil over moderate heat 
until soft, but do not let them color. Add the sliced mushrooms along with salt and 
pepper and a little more oil if they soak up the oil already in the pan. Let all soften 
together for a few minutes then remove from heat.
Remove baking sheet - remember it will be hot - place flatbread on it and 
spread the leek/mushroom mixture over the crust, tucking in the slices of cheese.
Return to oven and bake 15 minutes until cheese has melted and crust is crisp.
Top with the arugula, slice and enjoy!

I concocted another version last evening to use up items lurking in the 'frig - 
bag of chopped rainbow chard (sautéed with a little garlic), 
a chunk of Manchego cheese, mushrooms, a thinly sliced shallot, and scattered 
pine nuts on top - quite delicious.
That's the fun part of flatbreads, you can create a rustic, healthy version with so many
good ingredients you may already have on hand. I keep the pre-made crusts, white 
and whole wheat, in the freezer and thaw before using.
A bowl of a homemade soup, along with a slice of healthy pizza, makes a 
satisfying meal.



8 comments:

  1. That would be a favorite meal for me. Sounds and looks wonderful. :) Deb

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  2. Mmm... looks perfect (like you said) with a steaming bowl of soup on these chilly winter nights! I have three portobella caps in the fridge, 2 of which I plan on using for portobella burgers, but maybe I'll slice up the third for a flatbread. I've got butternut squash to roast for soup, too! Getting hungry just thinking about it... :)

    xo Cassie

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  3. Thank you for the recipes and ideas Mary. This sounds really good. Where do you find your flat bread? Is it in the freezer section or by the bakery? What store? Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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    1. Penny, I usually have been able to get them at Kroger stores - from the bakery department, not frozen but I freeze them at home. They are with the Stonefire Indian Naan bread - also very good. Will e-mail you again soon. X

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  4. I am sure I can find flat bread up here. I like the idea of these healthy little pizzas - and they are so quick. I have tried them with pitas but they taste rather cardboard-ish.

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  5. Mary ! Thank you for thinking of dinner tonight :) I have naan, an excellent "flat bread" and small enough that one makes a good size pizza for one. I am presently snowed in again so this takes care of dinner .. yay ! besitos, C

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  6. I love this recipe so much.
    Thank you!

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  7. That looks eligently yummy... I will be trying that soon!

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