Flatbread pizzas make a quick and easy lunch or snack. The average prep time for a pizza is about 15 minutes, including cooking. Making a bunch of different kinds of pizza can be perfect for entertaining, as you can make many flavors in a very short time.
Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
For toppings, sauce, and cheeses, the sky is the limit. This particular pizza is a southern barbecue pizza, made with a barbecue sauce base, BBQ basted grilled chicken, and cheddar and asiago cheeses.
Step 2: Sauce It Up
Spread the sauce on thick enough to give the pizza some structural integrity, but not too thick to be overwhelming. Remember, with anything strong flavored, a little goes a long way.
Step 3: Time for Toppings
Now for the cheese. Your cheese selection should complement both the sauce and topping. Adding some cheese with a robust flavor helps to add even more layers to the complex flavor of a pizza. Put the cheese on thick enough to help glue the toppings down.
Now, add the toppings. Adding a little bit of cheese on top of them can help keep everything held together, but it can also make your pizza more greasy. Choose carefully.
Finally, seasonings. Some spices or seasonings can take an ordinary pizza and make it extraordinary. For this pizza, I added some BBQ rub and a small amount of black pepper to give it a more bold flavor. For traditional italian pizzas, adding oregano, basil, and thyme can help add flavor.
Step 4: Get Baked
Bake for about 5 minutes or until the crust edges start to turn golden brown and the cheese bubbles.
When the pizza is done, pull it out and let it cool. Wait several minutes before cutting it to avoid pulling all of the toppings off in a cheesy mess.
Step 5: Done!
If you did everything right, you probably spent less than 15 minutes making this pizza. So, next time you think about fast food for a late night snack, reach for your flatbread instead.