Flat Bread Recipes

Soft flat breads are perfect for dipping, stuffing, or topping! Find recipes for pita bread, naan, and focaccia, plus how-to videos and baking tips.

Staff Picks


Rating: 4.5 stars 2641
This recipe makes the best naan I have tasted outside of an Indian restaurant. I can't make enough of it for my family. I serve it with shish kabobs, but I think they would eat it plain.
By Bob Cody

Chef John's Pita Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 499
Unlike lots of other baked products which are better from a bakery, this is so far superior to the stuff you get at the grocery store, it's not even close. And in addition to being delicious to eat, it's also extremely easy to make!

Syrian Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 136
Mix the dough in your bread machine and bake in the oven. A versatile Middle Eastern style flat bread that you can serve with lunch or dinner.

Serendipity Bread

Rating: 5 stars 50
A flatbread that starts in the bread machine and ends up on an outdoor grill. My sister 'discovered' this bread when she had a batch of bread dough rising in her bread machine when the power went off for the whole day. Incredible.

Bazlama - Turkish Flat Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 68
Bazlama is a simple and delicious village bread that I learned to prepare after moving to Turkey. Normally it is cooked in an outdoor oven but it works just as well on the stove top. It's best served warm.

Peppy's Pita Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 897
It's easy to make homemade pita-style bread in your own oven using this easy-to-follow recipe.

Focaccia Alla Genovese

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This is a traditional olive oil flat bread from Genoa Italy. It takes a lot of time to make, but the extra rising time gives the bread a fabulous flavor.

Noni Afghani

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
This is an easy bread recipe that results in a soft, tender flatbread. My native Afghani friend says that this bread tastes better than the traditional bread she buys at the store. Enjoy!
By ladyheather06

Lepinja (Balkan Flatbread)

Rating: 5 stars 28
This beautiful lepinja rises three times and is baked golden.

South African Traditional Vetkoek (Fried Bread)

Rating: 4 stars 16
These tasty vetkoek (fat cakes) make for a lovely dinner or snack. You can make these vetkoek any size you prefer. They're a great party snack if they are made small and filled with various processed meats, tuna and mayo, syrup, curried minced meat, cheese, or basically anything you feel like. They're fast, easy, and very tasty.

Chef John's Pita Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 490
Simple pita bread recipe for soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade pitas.

Focaccia Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 1398
A wonderful, quick alternative to garlic bread. Lots of herbs and lots of flavor!
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Ekmek Turkish Bread
Rating: Unrated 18
Ekmek is a light and slightly sour flatbread that tastes wonderful with Havarti cheese.
Chef John's Pita Bread
Rating: Unrated 499
See how easy it is to make fresh pita at home.
Bread Machine Focaccia
Rating: 4.5 stars 232

This is fantastic with olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a little grated Parmesan cheese.