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Sunshine Flatbread Pizzas

Is there anything easier and more versatile than flatbread pizzas?  Well, there probably is, but I’m not sure what that would be.  Anyway, these flatbread pizzas are so easy, they are hardly a recipe–just a nudge in a certain direction if you are unsure about what to make for a quick dinner, or an idea if you are searching for ways to use your summer squash and zucchini.  And they taste really, really good too.  I make these when we need a quick dinner before going back out the door to our various evening activities.  They are healthy and quite light, so if you are headed out to exercise after dinner, this meal won’t weigh you down too much.

sunshine flatbread pizza on tray 2I call them sunshine flatbread pizzas because I typically make them in September and early October, when we have summer squash and zucchini in abundance, and the sun is warm and golden.  Serve them with a salad or a bowl of soup if you like.  It only takes a few minutes to prepare and bake them, and when they’re done, you have something warm and tasty, full of seasonal vegetables.

sunshine flatbread pizza on bench 2It is now officially autumn, and the following quote by writer Gladys Taber reflects how I feel about this gorgeous time of year. “We are in for a spell of perfect weather now, every day luminous, every night brimmed with stars.  Picnics at noon, supper by the applewood fire at night, a walk in the cool moonlight before bed.”   I hope to make the time to savor early autumn in the spirit of this quote, and I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! I’ll also be taking a plate of these over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday to share with the lovely bloggers there.sliced vegetablesunbaked pizzasunshine flatbread pizzas on sheet 2sunshine flatbread pizza on cutting board 3sunshine flatbread pizza on plate

Sunshine Flatbread Pizzas

  • Servings: 2-4
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Ingredients:

  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 small summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 flatbreads (I like to use naan)
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Wash and slice the zucchini, summer squash, and onion into thin pieces.  In a large skillet, heat one to two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.  Sautee the sliced vegetables until tender, about 5-8 minutes.  Set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pour some olive oil into a shallow bowl.  Mince the garlic and add it to the bowl with the olive oil.  Lay your flatbreads out on a cutting board or the counter.  With a basting brush or pastry brush, spread a layer of olive oil/garlic mixture over the top of the flatbreads.  Then arrange the sautéed vegetables evenly over the flatbreads.  Sprinkle with a good amount of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese (to your personal tastes).  Place the flatbreads on a baking sheet.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melted.  Remove, let cool a couple of minutes, and slice into pieces. Enjoy!

 

12 Comments

  1. Love the name of these pizzas! Great timing for me… thanks!

  2. It’s really sunshine, only look at those beautiful veggies! Beautiful and delicious! 🙂

  3. I love flatbread pizza, and these look delicious!

  4. Oh Yum! My husband will like this. He makes all the pizza in our house. Great photos!

    • Jenny

      September 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you so much! It is such an easy way to make good use of the seasonal vegetables. 🙂 Hope you are having a great weekend!

  5. I always love a good pizza especially with seasonal veggies! I noticed your pot holders – did your kids make them? I gave all the girls in my family (when they were young) a kit to make these. They were always a big hit – I still have some 🙂

    • Jenny

      September 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thanks, Judi! My daughter made those pot holders in the photo. We gave her a kit a few years ago, and she made lots of them. 🙂 I love all the color combinations!

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