Piadina (Italian Flatbread)


Piadina is an Italian flatbread from the Emilia-Romagna region. The traditional recipe calls for lard in the dough which you can replace with a good extra-virgin olive oil. It is typically served stuffed with prosciutto and a local cheese called Squacquerone but any soft cheese will work. Enjoy!

close up view of Piadina (Italian Flatbread) on a wooden board
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
24 mins
6 flatbreads


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup water

  • 7 tablespoons lard


  1. Mix flour and salt together in a large bowl. Mix in water, a little at a time, then rub in lard until dough comes together in a ball.

  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Divide dough into 6 pieces; roll out each piece to 1/16-inch thickness.

  3. Heat a dry, heavy skillet or flat griddle over medium-high heat. Cook each piece until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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