Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese

A quick, tasty flatbread pizza topped with garlicky spinach and 3 cheeses – mozzarella, goat cheese and parmesan. Perfect for a quick and easy meal – just add a mixed green salad and a glass of wine and dinner is served.

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This is an easy to make 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.

Since I’m all about fast and easy, I used Stonefire naan flatbread as the base for the pizza.  You can find it in most supermarkets.  Flatbread has a soft, chewy texture and the crust crisps up really well in the oven. 

Flatbread is an easy alternative to pizza dough.  It’s sold in either individual size (6 to 7 inches) or full sized flatbread (about 12 inches).  I used two individual sized flatbreads for this recipe.  

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.

Key ingredients to make this recipe

  • Flatbread – I used store bought Stoneware naan flatbread.
  • Mozzarella Cheese  – firm is best for this recipe.
  • Parmesan Cheese – freshly grated.
  • Goat Cheese – plain or garlic flavored works great.
  • Fresh Baby Spinach – sautéed with a little garlic.

Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Green Valley Kitchen

Steps for making this recipe

  • Sauté spinach and garlic in a little olive oil over medium heat.
  • Next, grate the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Layer mozzarella and parmesan cheese on the flatbread.
  • Add spinach and dollops of goat cheese on top of the cheese.
  • Bake in a hot oven for 7 to 8 minutes and your flat bread pizza is ready to serve.

Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Green Valley Kitchen

Tips, notes and questions about this recipe

What’s the difference between flatbread and pizza dough?  Flatbread is an unleavened dough which means it has no yeast.  It has a soft and chewy texture with a crispy crust when baked in the oven.

Where can I find flatbread? You can usually find flatbread in the bakery section of your local supermarket.

What type of mozzarella cheese should I use?  I used firm mozzarella since it’s easy to grate.  If you’re using fresh mozzarella, just use small slices instead of grating it.

I don’t like goat cheese – what can I use instead? Not a fan of goat cheese, then swap out the goat cheese for small dollops of ricotta or a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese.

Can I top it with something else?  Go ahead and top it with your favorite pizza toppings. You can try adding marinated artichoke hearts, olives, sautéed mushrooms and onions or roasted red bell peppers.

How can I make this kid friendly?  This is an easy recipe to make with kids. You can sub out the goat cheese for ricotta cheese if your kids don’t like goat cheese.  

I can’t find naan flatbread at the supermarket, can I use something else instead?  Yes, pita bread makes a great substitution if you can’t find naan flatbread.

Should I use a sauce?  This is a white pizza – so that means no sauce.  If you want to add a thin layer of pesto that would work.  I won’t recommend tomato sauce or marinara sauce.

Does goat cheese melt?  When baking the flatbread, the mozzarella and parmesan will melt and spread.  The goat cheese doesn’t melt as well, so make sure to add in small dollops on the pizza.

How long does it take to cook?  The cook time for this recipe is about 7 to 8 minutes.  Keep an eye on it while it’s in the oven so it doesn’t burn.

How can I serve this recipe?  You can serve this as a main meal with a green salad or slice into small pieces and serve as an appetizer.

Looking for a green salad to try with this recipe?  Then try this Quinoa and Kale salad.

Did you try this recipe?   Please come back and leave a comment and rating below in the comment section. I’d love to hear what you think.  

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Nutritional information is generated from an online nutritional calculator. This information is provided as a courtesy only and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Ingredients can vary and Green Valley Kitchen makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese

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.

  • Author: Geraldine
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Pizza
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 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
  • 1/2 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!

Nutritional information is generated from an online nutritional calculator. This information is provided as a courtesy only and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Ingredients can vary and Green Valley Kitchen makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

If you make this recipe and enjoy it, please come back and leave a comment and rate the recipe!  Thank you!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 16
  • Saturated Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 39
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 16

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29 comments on “Flatbread Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese

  1. MJ Atlanta

    This was delicious! I did add sauteed mushrooms and some small slices of sweet onion.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      So glad you enjoyed it, MJ! Love the additions you added – mushrooms and sweet onions sound great! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and rating! It’s great hearing from you.

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  2. Katherine Shockley

    This is delicious and easy! Making it again tonight. Husband absolutely loves goat cheese and I admit it goes really well with the garlic earthy spinach. Using a thin whole wheat crust this time hopefully works as well as the naan.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much, Katherine. Really glad you and your husband enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know – I appreciate hearing from you and thanks for leaving a star rating!

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  3. ADAM R

    Came across this recipe when I was looking for something to make with goat cheese. We had a bbq at our house and I made this recipe as an appetizer and it was a huge hit. I used raw flat bread dough and grilled it I don’t even care for spinach and I am already looking forward to making it again this weekend when my parents come to visit. I completely forgot the Mozzarella the first time around and it was still great.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Adam – thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed this recipe! I hadn’t thought of grilling it on the BBQ – what a great idea. Will be trying that this weekend. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and rating – your comment made my day :)!

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  4. Rachel

    This was so easy to make, and delicious too! I had some cherry tomatoes to use up, so I sliced them and added on top. Yummy!

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much, Rachel. I agree – this is so easy to make – it’s my favorite kind of recipe. So glad you enjoyed it – cherry tomatoes are a great addition! And thanks for leaving a comment and a rating.

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  5. Sarah

    Just made this and it is delish!! I added prosciutto to mine which was a lovely addition! Thank you so much for the killer recipe. I’ll be back for more!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    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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