Weekday Lavash Flatbread Pizzas

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Lavash pizza topped with pumpkin sauce, feta cheese, zucchini, yellow squash, and basil.

Now that the kids are back in school, I find it’s hard to rush dinner on the table after we get home from after-school activities. This recipe is one of my quickest, easiest recipes, plus it’s a family favorite. I put out a buffet of pizza toppings, and my kids love making their own combinations. With everyone helping, the pizzas come together in no time.

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Fresh tomato, basil, and cheese pizza next to Barbecue Chicken Pizza.

The toppings go on toasted lavash bread, which makes a thin, crispy cracker base. I got the idea of toasting the lavash bread from two moms, Lauren and Colleen, at our school. They make a version of this as a dinner-party appetizer. Lavash bread is a Middle Eastern bread and comes in large, flat sheets. I have found it in the bread section of the supermarket. I especially like the Trader Joe’s brand in whole wheat. It’s made without any additives or preservatives.

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Pesto, mushroom, butternut squash and cheese pizza.

There is no end to the number of combinations of pizza you can make. I put out whatever I have on hand as toppings, especially leftover vegetables. You might be surprised what toppings kids will try when they can create their own from a buffet. Just keep putting out the vegetables; one day they will eat them.
Here are some of our favorite topping combinations:
The Basic: jarred pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, basil.
The Gourmet: heirloom tomato sauce, sliced buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil.
Fall Favorite: pesto sauce, roasted diced butternut squash, cheese.
Thai Chicken: peanut sauce, leftover shredded chicken, broccoli, cheese, cilantro.
Barbecue Chicken: barbecue sauce, leftover shredded chicken, any green veggie, cheese, cilantro or basil.
Vegetable: pizza sauce, cheese, basil, and a sprinkle of vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, or mushrooms.
Pumpkin Mania: pumpkin sauce. mix of winter vegetables, feta cheese, small sprinkle of dried sage.

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Lavash Pizza topped with tomato sauce, butternut squash, broccoli, basil and cheese.

Now all you need is a simple salad, and dinner is on the table.

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Buffalo Mozzarella Basil Pizza created by my 7-year-old daughter.

Weekday Lavash Flatbread Pizzas
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The measurements are a general guideline. Top your pizza as you like it; no need to measure. However, don't overload with too many toppings because the crust is very thin. The dish is surprisingly light. Each sheet of lavash pizza serves 1 adult. A half sheet is a good size for a kid. Try to include fresh herbs as they add so much gourmet flavor. The recipe below serves 1 person; scale up as needed.
Ingredients:
  • 1 9" x 12" sheet of lavash bread
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons of sauce, like tomato, pesto, barbecue or peanut.
  • ⅔ cup of shredded cheese, like mozzarella, fresh buffalo mozzarella, or vegan.
  • ¼ to ½ cup shredded cooked chicken, cooked vegetables, or both.
  • 1 teaspoon julienned fresh herb, like basil or cilantro.
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cooking sheet with foil or parchment for easy clean up.
  2. Pour olive oil in a small bowl, and using a pastry or basting brush, brush oil across one side of the lavash bread. Cover the whole surface with a light amount of oil. Put lavash on cookie sheet, oil side up. Crisp bread in the oven for 4-1/2 to 7 minutes. Watch bread so that it doesn't get too done. Bread should be lightly brown in some spots and a little firm, not too floppy. Remove from oven.
  3. Put desired toppings on crispy bread; see article above for ideas. Start with a brushing of sauce, then sprinkle cheese, vegetables, chicken (optional), and herbs.
  4. Place in oven for 3-1/2 to 6 minutes until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

 

What are your favorite pizza toppings? Let me know in the comments.

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