No dough needed: Let’s make pesto flatbread "pizza"
Frozen or delivery pizza is great, but there’s something a little more special about making a homemade, personalized pie. For this recipe, Suzannah McFerran, the executive food editor at America’s Test Kitchen Kids, shows us a clever idea that doesn’t require any pizza dough at all.
In this video tutorial, you’ll see that Suzannah uses a special ingredient called naan. Naan is a type of round Indian flatbread that provides the perfect base for a personal pizza. Otherwise, the only ingredients you’ll need are pesto, olive oil, shredded mozzarella cheese, and grape or cherry tomatoes.
Start off by positioning the rack in your oven to its lowest position, which will help the bottom of the naan brown nicely. Then spread the pesto atop the flatbread, leaving about a ½-inch border around the edges for the crust. Sprinkle the cheese over the pesto, and then top it with your sliced tomatoes. That’s all there is to it!
Pop your pizza into the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the flatbread has crisped up. Place the hot pan on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes, then carefully transfer your pizza to a cutting board and slice it up.
Pesto isn’t your thing? Not a fan of cherry tomatoes? No problem! One of the best things about this flatbread pizza is it’s completely customizable. Instead of pesto, you could use pizza sauce or olive oil and garlic. Swap out the tomatoes for bell peppers, olives, pepperoni, or any other topping you’re craving. Enjoy your homemade creation!
This recipe is from America's Test Kitchen Kids' upcoming workbook, Kitchen Explorers. You can get the recipe here: pesto flatbread "pizza"
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