Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese

October is national pizza month so I thought it was high time that I posted a pizza recipe.  This is a quick, easy and flavorful pizza using naan flatbread.  The flatbread is layered with garlicky sautéed spinach and three cheeses – mozzarella, parmesan and a couple of dollops of creamy, tangy goat cheese.

Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Green Valley Kitchen

Since I’m all about fast and easy, I used Stonefire naan flatbread as the base for the pizza.  You can find it in any supermarket.  It has a soft, chewy texture that crisps up really well in the oven.  To make this pizza all you need to do is sauté some spinach and garlic and grate a little cheese.  Layer your ingredients on the flatbread and pop it in the oven for 7 minutes and you’re done.  The whole process from start to finish doesn’t take more than 15 minutes.

Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Green Valley Kitchen

I’ve experimented with a couple of different flavor combinations before deciding that this was the winner.  Goat cheese can be an acquired taste but the creamy, tangy texture of the goat cheese with the garlicky spinach was a perfect taste combination.

Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Green Valley Kitchen

A couple of notes:

  • If you’re not a goat cheese fan, then try adding ricotta cheese instead.
  • I used firm mozzarella – the kind you can easily grate – rather than fresh, soft mozzarella.
  • If you want to make this a bit more substantial, trying adding some sautéed mushrooms or olives.
  • This flatbread pizza makes an excellent appetizer.  Cut it up into smaller portions and serve with a glass of wine.

Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese
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Serves: 2
An quick, tasty flatbread pizza with garlicky spinach and tangy goat cheese. Perfect for an easy meal - just add a mixed green salad and a glass of wine and dinner is served.
Ingredients
  • 2 Naan flatbreads - I used the Stonefire brand.
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 cups of baby spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 8 twists of black pepper from a pepper mill
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbs grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 oz goat cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add 1 tbs olive oil to the frying pan.
  4. Add half the spinach to the frying pan and sauté until wilted - about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, black pepper and the rest of the spinach to the frying pan and sauté until all is wilted - about another 2 minutes.
  6. Remove frying pan from the heat and set aside.
  7. Place flatbread pizzas on a baking sheet, pizza pan or baking stone. I used a pizza pan.
  8. Evenly spread the spinach mixture over the two flatbreads.
  9. Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan evenly over the two flatbreads.
  10. Add 5 or 6 small dollops of goat cheese evenly over each flatbread.
  11. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  12. After cooking for 5 minutes, turn the broiler on and broil until cheese is nicely melted and slightly brown. This only takes a minute or two so watch carefully so it doesn't burn.
Notes
I recommend using firm mozzarella - the type you can easily grate - rather than fresh, soft mozzarella.
Watch the flatbread carefully when it's under the broiler so that it does not burn - it goes from brown to burnt very quickly!

 

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30 comments on “Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Mary Ann – I just discovered naan flatbread. I thought it was going to be dry (like some other pre-cooked pizza bases) but it’s the perfect for quick and easy pizza!

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  1. traci | vanilla and bean

    Oh my! I love how easy and quick this is to pull together on those nights that just seem too full. Garlicky spinach with goat cheese? Im there, Geraldine! Such a fresh idea and I will be adding mushrooms! I didn’t know it was Nat. Pizza Month! I need to get in the kitchen and make some pizza posthaste! Thank you for this my dear!

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Traci! I’m a big fan of spinach and goat cheese, too. And I would love to see the pizza you whip up – you always have such creative and gorgeous recipes! PS: thanks for the FB shoutout!

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  2. annie@ciaochowbambina

    I need to thank Traci for sharing your recipe on FB and giving us a heads up on this delectable pizza! I recently discovered naan bread (can you believe that?) so I can imagine how delicious your toppings on that pillowy bread is! Another keeper, my friend!

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  3. Izzy

    I had no idea it was national pizza month, but I did post a pizza recipe today so maybe I subconsciously knew, haha! Goat cheese is the best and makes all pizza taste better!

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  4. Kennedy Cole| KCole's Creative Corner

    When we went to Florida, I had this really great flatbread, and this reminds me of that. Except this one if so much better because… cheese. Flatbreads are just meant to be loaded down with cheese, no? I’m loving this dish, Gerlinde! This looks like one way my brother might actually eat cooked spinach! ;D

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Denise. Goat cheese is funny that way – it’s such a distinct taste that it takes a bit of getting used to but all of a sudden you want to start adding it to everything.

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  5. Lynn @Heavenlynn Healthy

    Oh my, Geraldine! That pizza looks amazing. I have to admit that I like to think that I eat plant-based, but honestly, I could never not eat goat cheese. It’s my favorite cheese in the world. Love the idea of pairing it with spinach. Have you ever tried it as a sweet version with pears and honey? Divine!
    xx Lynn

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Lynn – I think there’s always room for a little goat cheese 🙂 – and I definitely need to try it with pears and honey – sounds lovely.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Cheyanne – I agreed – yay for goat cheese! This is a really quick and easy recipe – but the goat cheese and garlicky spinach definitely take it up a level.

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  6. Lynn | The Road to Honey

    Wouldn’t it be divine if every month was national pizza month? I mean I could devour pizza every day if it didn’t impact my girlish figure. But until they figure out how to do that. . .I guess pizza will need to be consumed in moderation. Then of course there is this goat cheese flatbread pizza. Can you say Scrump-diddly-dumptious? And with the hubby being a big naan & goat cheese fan, I surely will be declared wife of the year if he finds this on the dinner table.

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  7. Johanna

    Hi,
    this looks amazing. I love spinach and goat cheese, especially in combination.Have you ever tried it with a tiny hint of cumin? My mom hat that in Istanbul once and she never cooks spinach without it since.
    Greetings from the student kitchen,
    Johanna

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