Margherita Flatbread

I had the pleasure of writing a guest blog post for Ashley Homestore about my love for food. Specifically, PIZZA! Check it out here and at: http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/blog/festive-friday-night-dinner/

It is time to pull out the red carpet made of delicious marinara sauce. That’s right, it’s Oscars Night! What better way to celebrate a year full of magical movies than with delicious pizza?

Margherita Flatbread

Ingredients:

Flatbread

1 lb. fresh pizza dough

½ cup flour

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon dried parsley

Sauce

¼ cup water

1 can whole peeled tomatoes

14 oz. pizza sauce

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Toppings

16 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese

Fresh basil

3 large tomatoes

2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette

Steps:

Flatbread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Create a workspace to roll out the flatbread dough
    (You can use large baking sheets and add cooking spray)
  • Slowly add flour to dough and begin to roll out dough with a rolling pin
  • Be sure to knead dough until very thin; this step typically takes about 10 minutes
  • Spray a medium baking sheet with butter or cooking spray
  • Add dough to pan
  • Brush dough with olive oil
  • Sprinkle dough with salt, pepper and parsley
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Remove from ovenSauce
  • Add water to a medium sauce pan until the water begins to boil
  • Turn down the temperature to a low heat
  • Add in peeled whole tomatoes and begin to stir for 5 minutes
  • Add pizza sauce, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the tomatoes, stir and let simmer for 5 minutesToppings
  • Once flatbread dough is removed from the oven, spread sauce evenly on top of the dough
  • Cut mozzarella cheese into thick slices
  • Cut the tomatoes into thin slice
  • Arrange tomatoes and cheese evenly on top of the flatbread
  • Add fresh basil on top of the flatbread
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven
  • Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette on top of the flatbread
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes
  • Remove from oven to cool
  • Enjoy!

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