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

Ekmek Turkish Bread

Rating: 4.61 stars
Ekmek is a light and slightly sour flatbread that tastes wonderful with Havarti cheese. It uses a starter which ferments for 4 days. I recommend using a pizza stone to bake the loaves on. If you've no pizza stone, cookie sheets will work also. The recipe seems complicated, but it's a lot easier than it appears.

Syrian Bread

Rating: 4.68 stars
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: 4.86 stars
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: 4.65 stars
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: 4.68 stars
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
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: 4.29 stars
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!

Lepinja (Serbian Flatbread)

Rating: 4.77 stars
I had a Croatian coworker who would bake this anytime we had a celebration at work. I finally got her to share her recipe with me. I've had to tweak it quite a bit because some ingredients she doesn't measure and of those she does, she uses metrics.


Rating: 4.71 stars
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.

Chef John's Pita Bread

Rating: 4.71 stars
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!

Focaccia Bread

Rating: 4.62 stars
A wonderful, quick alternative to garlic bread. Lots of herbs and lots of flavor!

Easy Naan

Rating: 4.56 stars
Using your broiler is a great way to make naan. This naan recipe is deceptively easy! You can choose to make garlic naan or plain naan. Enjoy with your favorite curry!
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Inspiration and Ideas


"I love this recipe! I usually make it when I'm having a grilling dinner party." – Laurie Litwin Cancellieri

Chef John's Pita Bread

See how easy it is to make fresh pita at home.

Garlic Cheese Flatbread

Rating: 4.6 stars

Golden brown, chewy and cheesy, this recipe is a hit with Italian dishes.