Margherita Flatbread Pizza


A homemade tomato sauce made with fresh herbs is combined with fresh mozzarella cheese and a flatbread crust in this simple margherita pizza recipe.

flatbread pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 pizza


  • 16 leaves fresh basil, or more to taste, divided

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans peeled whole plum tomatoes

  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 6 sprigs thyme

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 flatbread pizza crust

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 (4 ounce) ball fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced and chopped

  • 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Chop 1/2 of the basil leaves.

  2. Place a large saucepan over medium heat to warm. Put plum tomatoes in the pan and chop them up with a spatula. Bring to a simmer and add garlic, thyme sprigs, and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until most of the moisture is gone, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and discard thyme sprigs.

  3. Place flatbread on a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven.

  4. Spread olive oil lightly over entire flatbread except the edge, then sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Spread tomato sauce on top of olive oil and place mozzarella on top. Layer with remaining whole basil leaves and tomato slices.

  5. Return to the oven and cook until crust is light brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
9g Fat
55g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 95mg 475%
Calcium 481mg 37%
Iron 10mg 55%
Potassium 808mg 17%

* 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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