You know I’m not a star in the kitchen. I’m more of a black hole, suffering through the anxiety of preparing a meal that stands up to my way-too-high standards of what qualifies as “good food.”
Let’s blame my mother. She’s the one who can turn any simple meal into a gourmet dinner with whatever she finds in the refrigerator. She has very big figurative kitchen shoes (or in her case, Isotoner slippers) to fill, and no matter how much I concentrate, I can’t get her skills to magically meld into my brain.
There’s about 4.5 meals I can fix with confidence. Unfortunately, my kids are getting tired of having Sloppy Joes with a side of steam-in-bag broccoli and orange mac & cheese twice a week.
We’ve had our own make-your-own pizza dinners in the past, but the pre-made crusts have always been bland and kind of rubbery. When the opportunity to try out the Flatout Bread Thin Crust Flatbreads Artisan Pizza crusts was offered to me, I figured, why not? It’s not like these pre-made pizza crusts can be any worse than the other ones I’ve tried, right?
Friends, I know this is a sponsored post and I was given the Thin Crust Flatbreads Artisan Pizza to try, but regardless of how I got them, I have to tell you that these flatbreads are good. Maybe more than good; they’re friggin delicious.
In less than 10 minutes, we had really good, really easy make-your-own pizzas, topped with exactly what we each wanted. They were so fast to prepare, I didn’t even have time to set up for a party. (But really, every day at my house is a party, just without the whole prep-cleaning, invitations, decorations, and post-party clean-up.)
My flatbread pizzas may not be pretty, but they were good. It wasn’t just the toppings that were good, but the flatbreads themselves were really tasty. Plus, they have 7 grams of protein and are a good source of fiber. Tasty and healthy and easy? Cook-at-home dinner WIN!
Patrick and I tried the Spicy Italian flatbreads with Italian Sausage and Fresh Mozzarella toppings. They were definitely spicy, but not too much so that I couldn’t finish, and that’s saying something because I’m a spicy-food lightweight. Patrick said they were just spicy enough to taste the kick, and for a guy who could top every meal with Siracha, that’s staying something, too.
Italian Sausage & Fresh Mozzarella on Flatout Spicy Italian Flatbread
- 2 links of sweet Italian Sausage, sliced and griddled
- 2 Flatout Thin Crust Artisan, Spicy Italian flatbreads
- 1/2 cup of heated marinara or pizza sauce
- 1/2 ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1/4 cup of shredded mozarella
- 1 Roma tomato, sliced
- 1/4 green pepper, sliced & griddled
- 1/4 small onion, sliced and griddled
- leaves of fresh basil to taste
- Preheat flatbread as instructed on package
- Top with toppings
- Heat flatbread and toppings as instructed
The girls had their own flatbreads with cheese and sauce on the Rustic White flatbread. I really was impressed with the crispness of the bread after toasting them, and the taste was so much fresher than any frozen or take-and-heat pizza we’ve tried.
Flatout’s Thin Crust Flatbreads Artisan Pizzas are only available at Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Markets at this time. Once I run out of the stack I have, I’ll be stocking back up with the Artisian and Lavash flatbreads because these are way too easy to have on hand for a last-minute dinner.
My mom’s got nothing on these make-your-own pizzas. Except, she’d probably make her own dough from the wheat she grew and yeast she cultivated.
Disclosure: As part of the Flatout Bread blogger recipe challenge, I was provided Flatout Bread and a stipend for my participation. All opinions are honest and are my own.