Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Roasted Tomato and Spinach Flatbread Pizzas

For a quick and easy dinner try my Roasted Tomato and Spinach Flatbread Pizzas.  The flavors of garlic roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and spinach just burst in your mouth!

Roasted Tomato and Spinach Flatbread Pizzas

I'm on a flatbread pizza kick lately.  A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for my Flatbread Pizzas with Corn and Prosciutto (heaven!) and today I'm sharing my Roasted Tomato and Spinach Flatbread Pizzas.  This pizza uses Naan flatbread as the pizza bases which makes it quick and easy for you to make on a weeknight.  I'm not sure about you but I don't have time or energy to make pizza dough from scratch on a weeknight, so Naan is a perfect substitute.  They come out thin and crispy without all the fuss.  

The star of this pizza is the use of roasted tomatoes instead of pizza sauce.  Cherry tomatoes are cut in half and then tossed with fresh minced garlic and olive oil and roasted until they are bursting with juiciness.  This becomes your topping and your substitute sauce.  Next we use really good fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese and a touch of spinach.  Bake it off and voila, a heavenly pizza is ready to eat!  Make this today, you won't be disappointed.


What Ingredients do I need?

  • cherry tomatoes
  • garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Naan bread
  • fresh spinach
  • fresh buffalo mozzarella

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use any pizza base your choose - pizza dough, pita, tortillas
  • Use shredded Mozzarella cheese or other cheese
  • Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese
  • Add sautéed mushrooms
  • Add torn basil leaves after baking

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Get everyone involved by letting them top their own individual flatbread pizzas.
  • Leftover pizza will keep in the refrigerator for a few days.  Reheat on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 for 7-10 minutes with foil loosely over the top.

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Roasted Tomato and Spinach Flatbread Pizza

serves 2

1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
kosher salt and fresh black pepper
extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
4 medium sized Naan bread 
1 cup spinach
2 tablespoon olive oil
fresh buffalo mozzarella, torn in to pieces

Preheat the oven to 440 degrees.  Place the sliced cherry tomatoes in a mound on a baking sheet.  Top with the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, some salt & pepper to taste, and add a good drizzle, about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the tomatoes.  Toss to combine makes sure all the tomatoes are coated, then spread them out on the pan so they are not touching.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes have burst and are starting to brown.  Remove from the oven.

Meanwhile in a skillet over medium heat add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and allow to heat.  Add the spinach and sauté for a few minutes until wilted.  Remove from heat.

Place the Naan bread on a baking sheet.  Add the torn fresh mozzarella cheese sporadically over the flatbreads.  Divide the roasted tomatoes among the flatbreads, and top with the wilted spinach.  

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 440 degrees until slightly browned on the edges.  Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil.  Serve.  

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