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
Pepperoni
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?











11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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