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Sun Dried Tomato, Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozzarella and Goat cheese is perfect as an appetizer or dinner.

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozzarella and Goat cheese is perfect as an appetizer or dinner. 

Can I just tell you how much I LOVED this flatbread? I mean what’s not to like? It has some of my favorite flavors including sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and Goat cheese.

I know. Goat cheese is one of those foods that you either love or hate. Personally, I love it and my husband, not so much. Though I do have to say that even he enjoyed this recipe.

Sun Dried Tomato, Kalamata Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread

What is the difference between pizza and flatbread?

I’ve been asked what the difference between pizza and flatbread is on several occasions. Honestly, it’s not much different at all. Flatbread generally has a thinner, crispier crust than pizza and is more often than not served as an appetizer because you can slice the pieces smaller.

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozzarella and Goat cheese is perfect as an appetizer or dinner.

What’s your secret to a crispy crust?

My first secret to a really crispy crust is to use an old sheet pan; preferably one that isn’t nonstick. I like to recycle my sheet pans and use the older ones for roasting things like sheet pan meals, potatoes, vegetables and making pizza and flatbread.

Sun Dried Tomato, Olive, Basil and Goat Cheese Flatbread

The second secret is to coat the pan liberally with EVOO. I’m not talking a thin coat swiped on with a paper towel. You need enough oil on the pan so that the dough won’t stick to the bottom during cooking. This really helps the crust get super crispy.

Also make sure the dough isn’t swimming in the oil either. You just want a thick layer on the pan so the crust rests on top of the oil.

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozearella and Goat cheese

How do I make Sun Dried Tomato, Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread?

Making flatbread is super easy and I’ve made several different kinds over the years. I used sun dried tomatoes in oil for this recipe to give it a little more flavor, but if you’re using the kind without oil, you’ll need EVOO as well to grease the pan.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • Pizza dough (either homemade or store bought)
  • Sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • Sliced Kalamata olives
  • Fresh chopped basil
  • Crumbled Goat cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozzarella and Goat cheese is perfect as an appetizer or dinner.

First, separate the tomatoes from the oil; then use the oil to grease your sheet pan. Stretch out the dough as thin as you can get it without piercing a hole in it. I use this handy roller and it really helps a lot.

Next, spread the Mozzarella cheese on top of the dough, leaving a border around the edges. Add the olives and basil; then sprinkle the Goat cheese on top.

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozzarella and Goat cheese is perfect as an appetizer or dinner.Click to Tweet

Place in a preheated 425 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly and the crust is browned. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board.

Sun Dried Tomato, Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Cut the flatbread into 14 slices; then try to stop yourself from eating the entire thing. Seriously, this one is a definite keeper! ~Enjoy!

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Sun Dried Tomato, Kalamata Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Sun Dried Tomato, Olive and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Thin crust flatbread topped with sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, Mozzarella and Goat cheese is perfect as an appetizer or dinner.

Course: Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: flatbread, pizza
Servings: 14 slices
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Separate the tomatoes from the oil; then use the oil to grease your sheet pan. Stretch out the dough as thin as you can get it without piercing a hole in it.

  3. Next, spread the Mozzarella cheese on top of the dough, leaving a border around the edges. Add the olives and basil; then sprinkle the Goat cheese on top.
  4. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly and the crust is browned. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board. Cut the flatbread into 14 slices.

Recipe Notes

*If using sun dried tomatoes not packed in oil, use approximately 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to grease the sheet pan instead. 

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel Shimon
    July 12, 2019 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Hi,
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Your post followed by the video helped me prepare this dish with no confusion.
    I was scared how would it taste, but when I tried it just blew my mind.
    Keep sharing with new innovations..:)

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