Healthy Made Easy: Simple, Seasonal Flatbread Pizzas

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Now that fall is really, undeniably here, it’s a great time to enjoy all the best ingredients the harvest has to offer. I’m pretty excited about all the fall brassicas, like cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and dark leafy greens. I also have a stockpile of fresh, red onions and hard neck garlic. And kicking around in the fridge is a small box of fall mushrooms. What to do with all this seasonal goodness? Make pizzas, of course!

Going with an easy approach to family pizza night, with pre-made crust substitutes like flatbread, pita, French bread, or pre-cooked pizza crust, gives you a little more time to spend on great toppings. For these flatbread pizzas, I opted to keep things extra simple and skipped the tomato sauce too. Instead, I cooked up caramelized onions, roasted cauliflower, and sauteed collards and mushrooms for an earthy, seasonal array of toppings. From the pantry, I added canned artichoke hearts and olive oil. For cheese, I went with a creamy chevre.

I laid out the toppings and quickly made each pizza to order. In just minutes, we were sitting down to a simple, seasonal fall feast.

Head below for ideas and inspiration for your own easy fall pizza party!

  • Pick Your Faves! 1 of 9

    Pizza night is all about making things your way! Lay out all your favorite ingredients, whether those be seasonal vegetables or pantry faves, and let everyone create personal pizza perfection!

  • From the Pantry 2 of 9

    Add a drizzle of olive oil and a few twists of black pepper to a pantry staple like artichoke hearts for a deliciously simple pizza topping. Other great pantry options include sun-dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts, or pepitas.

  • Try a Little Saute 3 of 9

    A quick stint in the frying pan can bring out big flavor in seasonal vegetables like mushrooms, dark leafy greens, or garlic. Heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat, toss in your favorite veggies, along with a pinch of salt, and cook for about 5 minutes.

  • Caramelized Onions 4 of 9

    Though these take a bit of time, they don't require much attention. Even better, their sweet flavor and perfectly cooked crispy edges may just make onion-lovers out of the whole family.
    Here's a simple recipe from Babble Food

  • Everything In Its Place 5 of 9

    For a super fast pizza assembly line, lay out everything you'll need in one place. That way, everyone can make their own pizzas in a flash!

  • Get Your Flatbreads Ready 6 of 9

    To make a perfect pizza base, drizzle each flatbread with a couple teaspoons of olive oil and add a pinch each of sea salt and pepper.

  • Into the Oven 7 of 9

    Flatbread pizzas bake up in no time! Just slide into a preheated, 400 degree oven and cook for 5 - 7 minutes.

  • Pizza Party! 8 of 9
    Healthy Made Easy: Simple, Seasonal Flatbread Pizzas

    Earthy, seasonal flavors make these simple pizzas standout.

  • Plate ‘Em Up! 9 of 9

    Have one all to yourself, or mix and match flavor combinations. For a satisfying dinner, consider serving your pizzas with a side salad, roasted vegetables, or a grain-based side.

Easy Fall Flatbread Pizzas

you’ll need to have on hand:
flatbread, pita, or other pizza substitute
your favorite olive oil
sea salt
black pepper

topping ideas:
sauteed greens, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, broccoli rabe, or garlic
roasted root vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, or garlic
caramelized onions
canned artichoke heart or olives
sun-dried tomatoes
fresh cherry tomatoes or figs

cheese ideas:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Prep and set out your chosen toppings.

Drizzle each round with 2 teaspoons olive oil, along with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

Scatter your topping, and finish with several tablespoons of your favorite cheese.

Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until flatbreads have puffed up and the cheese is hot.

Slice immediately and serve.

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