Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Girls Night In {Flatbread Pizzas}

This past weekend was b.u.s.y! But I was able to wind down Sunday night, with a few girlfriends and have a girls night in. It was the perfect way to end a hectic weekend.

I knew I wanted to make something tasty but also fresh, light and well, easy. I like to entertain and I love to cook but I didn't want to spend all day prepping...

...Enter flatbreads! I've become slightly obsessed with flatbreads, in general. Their like pizza, obviously; but more thin and I feel like you can get more creative with flat bread for some reason. Plus, these were way easy to make.

I opted for two flatbreads with the gals. The first one, I adapted from this recipe, here

 Chicken Alfredo with Spinach & Feta:

 Flatbread (I went with naan, but you can use any flatbread)
 Alfredo sauce; just enough to coat as a base
 Fresh baby spinach leaves
 Chicken (I cut up a few chicken breast tenders and sauteed in olive oil)
 Caramelized onions (just saute sliced onions until they well, caramelize)
 Feta cheese
 Olive Oil (to brush the edges with)
 Garlic Salt *optional (I just love  garlic)

Brush edges of bread with olive oil. Layer all ingredients on flatbread and cook in a 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes

The other creation, I opted for was a pepperoni/mozzarella combo.
Simple, classic, easy.

Classic pepperoni & mozzarella:

Naan Flatbread
Tomato sauce (I used a plain ol' can of Hunts tomato sauce)
Basil & Oregano (to add to the above sauce and/or as a topping)
Mozzarella cheese
Olive Oil (for the edges, again)

Brush edges of bread with olive oil. Layer all ingredients on flatbread and cook in a 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.

I also added a salad to the menu (just your regular salad, kids. Nothing picture worthy) and of course, wine. It was a great way to wind down with my girlfriends and catch up a bit. Sometimes a night in like that, is just what your soul needs!

What are some of your fave toppings?


  1. Those flatbreads look delicious! I will have to try that first one.

  2. the chicken alfredo looks delicious! i can never have enough mushrooms on my pizza, never haha.

  3. Holy cow, that first flatbread looks insanely good. We need to make that fig pizza you posted on pinterest ASAP by the way.

  4. Those look amazing will have to try to make :-) I love feta and tomatoes on mine!

  5. these look SO good! I'm gonna have to try this soon.

  6. I love good ol' fashioned pepperoni :) I'm going to have to try the flatbread. Sounds great!

  7. Yummm! Those look soo tasty...it makes me want a pizza right now!

  8. They were both delish!!! Thanks for having me over. I will return the favor soon, for g
    girl's night in at my place :)

  9. these look so good...i'm so hungry now :) that first one looks really interesting