Muffaletta Flatbread Pizza

True story: I often dream about muffaletta sandwiches. They have the perfect combination of flavors. Smoky provolone. Cured meats. Fantastic olive salad. This muffaletta flatbread pizza takes all those great flavors (and more) and puts it on a bite-sized crunchy slice. Perfect for a party, perfect for any time!
Muffaletta Flatbread PizzaI make my own olive salad when I have time. It’s completely amazing, and definitely one of my favorite things to make. No matter if you use homemade or store-bought, make sure you drain the salad a bit before using it. You want a bit of the great olive oil flavor, but you don’t want a soggy pizza.

Also try my white garlic chicken flatbread pizza. For a great side dish, try my muffaletta pasta salad.

Muffaletta Flatbread Pizza

Course Main or Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas
Author Mike

Ingredients

Toppings (divide equally between the two flatbreads)

  • Olive salad drained just slightly
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese Mozzarella, provolone, Italian blend, whatever you prefer
  • 3 slices Provolone cheese cut into strips
  • 3 slices salami cut into strips or chopped
  • 3 slices Mortadella cut into strips or chopped
  • 3 slices Capicolla Prosciutto, or smoked ham, cut into strips or chopped
  • 1/4 cup baby artichoke hearts drained, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place flatbreads on baking sheets and bake for 2 minutes. Flip and bake for another 2 minutes to get crusts slightly crunchy. Remove and let cool slightly.
  • Spread olive salad on to the flatbreads. Get a little of the yummy juice on them but not too much or they will be soggy.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and crust is crunchy.
  • Place under broiler for 30 seconds or so if you want a little char on the toppings.
  • Slice and serve.

White Garlic Chicken Pizza

This white garlic chicken pizza reminded me that I really need to eat more white sauce pizza. I usually opt for red, making my own sauce, but the creamy, garlicky, cheesy sauce on this pizza was fantastic. Black olives, shallot, moist and tender chicken and Mozzarella topped it all off delicious bite-after-bite.
White Garlic Chicken PizzaI used chicken that I had roasted on my Char-Broil Big Easy when making this white garlic chicken pizza, but any cooked chicken will do. Grab a rotisserie chicken next time you’re at the store and shred or chop it. Perfect.

Also try my BBQ chicken and muffaletta flatbread pizzas.

White Garlic Chicken Pizza

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas

Ingredients

For the white garlic pizza sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano dried
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

For the pizza

  • 2 10 " pre-made pizza crusts
  • 10 ounces cooked chicken shredded, chopped or cubed
  • 2 medium shallots sliced thin
  • Black olives sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired

Instructions

For the white garlic pizza sauce

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Whisk in the flour, pepper, salt and oregano. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add the milk while whisking.
  • Remove from heat and add the cheese. Stir to melt.
  • Use sauce immediately.

For the pizza

  • Preheat oven per package instructions.
  • Spread sauce out on both crusts.
  • Add chicken, shallots and olives, followed by the cheese.
  • Bake until the crusts are crisp, golden brown, and the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with parsley, slice and serve.

French Bread Pizza Rustica

Don’t let the fact that this French bread pizza rustica doesn’t have a sauce on it throw you off. Every bite is incredible. All of your favorite toppings, but with a little twist. Spinach. Yes, spinach. You can play around with the toppings, substituting whatever suits your fancy, but don’t leave out the spinach.
French Bread Pizza RusticaI’ve found variations on this French bread pizza rustica online, and some have you cook the vegetables a bit before putting them onto the bread. I opted to skip that step. We found the slightly crunchy (they do cook a bit in the oven) vegetables to be perfect. If you do want to cook the vegetables, just add to the skillet after you cook the Italian sausage and saute for about 5 minutes.

Also make my baked Italian sub pizza.

French Bread Pizza Rustica

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf French bread
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper seeded, chopped
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper seeded, chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 12 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, squeezed dry
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Ricotta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 stick pepperoni chopped
  • 4 cups shredded Mozzarella and Provolone cheese mixture
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon or more dried red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  • Split the bread lengthwise. Optionally, hollow out the loaf by removing some of the bread. Love toppings? Hollow it out. Want less topping? Don't hollow it out. (You might have topping left over).
  • Crumble sausage into a large skillet with the oil and cook until done.
  • Remove and let cool. Optionally, transfer sausage to a food processor and pulse a few times to make the meat finer.
  • Transfer meat to a large bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Spread mixture out onto the bread halves.
  • Place bread on baking sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the bread is crunchy and the cheese starts to melt. Place under the broiler to brown lightly if desired.