Toasted mini flat bread, mouthwatering marinara sauce and hooey gooey melted mozzarella cheese, in 15 minutes? Totally! I’m going to show you how. I’m always looking to find different and healthier ways of making my five year old the foods he loves most. I mean what kid doesn’t absolutely love pizza right? The delivery kind as well as the frozen ones are not always the best option so when I found these flatbread rounds one day at the market it was like light bulb immediately went off. These mini pizzas are a hit with children and adults a like. I have a large immediate family and sometimes there are more children than adults, so even the smallest gathering (about 25 people) requires some serious planning for me. This is one of those appetizers you will want to make time and time again because they’re so delicious and quick to make. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anyone in my family who doesn’t love this delicious homemade pizza. That’s a win-win in my book.
Mini Flatbread Pizzas
How to make the mini pizzas
Now a days there are all sorts of flat breads to choose from in most markets. If you can’t find the small personal sized ones, you can use a cookie cutter or a glass cup even, to make them any size you like. The idea is to make them small enough to be served as a “finger food” appetizer. I would make as many as you can because most people will eat 2 or 3 of these bad boys. I like to brush the flatbread with some good quality olive oil and sprinkle with garlic granules. Then I toast them in the oven for a few minutes before topping it with the marinara. This gives it excellent texture and will only adds a couple of minutes prep time , but if you’re in a pinch you can definitely leave that part out. I typically use a good-quality jarred marinara sauce but by all means, if you happen to have some left over homemade marinara sauce, this would be a great time to use it. For the cheese, I find mozzarella to be difficult to shred when its fresh, so I buy it already shredded. I do prefer the thicker over the finely shredded. It just melts more pretty when topping a pizza. A sprinkle of parsley flakes on each or finely chopped fresh kind if you have is great too. You can prepare them in advance up to this point, cover them and refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake for 5-8 minutes when ready to serve. These are best when served hot. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you can reheat them at 400 degrees in the oven for a few of minutes.
- Personal-size flatbread rounds, 12 pack
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. garlic granules
- Marinara sauce, good quality
- 8 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp. Parsley
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Brush the flatbread rounds with olive oil and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 5 minutes until you see the toasty brown circles appear on the slices.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Spread about 1 tbsp. of marinara sauce over each piece.
- Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, about 1 tbsp. on each pizza.
- Sprinkle with parsley.
- Place back in the oven for 5-8 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.