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Easy Grilled Flatbread Recipe

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Grilling season is here, and it’s a delicious one! This Grilled Flatbread recipe is a delicious way to celebrate the warm months. The dough is easy to make and handle, is seasoned beautifully, and is one of our favorite ways to grill pizza!

Side view of grilled flatbread with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella

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This leavened dough, which is a dream to work with, is filled with delicious savory Italian seasoning that makes it equally yummy grilled with or without toppings. Think… bread sticks, triangles for dipping into hummus or marinara sauce.

Or add simple toppings as I’ve done here… and have grilled pizza. Any way you make it, I’m confident you’ll love the results!

Here’s what you need to make your own:

Top view of sliced grilled flatbread with tomatoes, torn basil and mozzarella cheese.

Grilled Flatbread Ingredients

This simple grilled flatbread recipe only needs a handful of ingredients. The exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a quick list:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Instant Yeast (quick rise or active dry)
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning: salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder
  • Sugar to activate the yeast
  • Flaky sea salt and red pepper flakes for serving
Top view of risen flatbread dough in a glass bowl

How to Make Grilled Flatbread

Step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a quick overview of how to make this simple but utterly delicious grilled flatbread.

  1. Make the dough: By hand, in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the ingredients, and stir into a shaggy dough.
  2. Knead the dough for 3 to 4 minutes in the stand mixer or on a floured surface until smooth.
  3. Form into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Let rise for 30 to 60 minutes (it takes me about 30 minutes) until almost doubled.
  4. Preheat the grill (or grill pan) to medium. Divide the dough into even pieces and shape into ovals. Brush one side with olive oil.
  5. Place the dough onto the preheated grill grate, oiled side down. Grill for 3-4 minutes or until the underside is golden. While the first side cooks, brush the side facing you with olive oil. Flip the flatbread and continue grilling for another 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. While it’s grilling, add desired toppings.

Grilled Flatbread Toppings

The beauty of this flatbread is that it’s delicious all on its own, or with toppings. Be creative and add your favorites. This is what I’ve topped this flatbread with:

  • 8-ounces fresh mozzarella cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (torn leaves and whole)
  • Flaky sea salt and red pepper flakes for serving

Grilled Flatbread FAQ’s

What temperature do you grill flatbread?

Preheat your grill to medium heat (350 to 450 degrees F). You want to grill it over indirect heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until puffed and golden. Don’t forget to lightly brush the dough with olive oil before grilling.

How do the toppings cook on grilled flatbread?

Once the underside of the flatbread is grilled, flip the dough and add toppings as the bottom side grills. Close the lid for a minute or two to trap the heat and help slightly cook the toppings.

Can you grill the flatbread on foil?

Absolutely! This eliminates flair-ups and makes for an easy transfer when flipping the flatbread. However, my preference is to grill over indirect heat because I love the grill marks. I find it easy to flip this dough using a wide metal spatula or tongs.

How to Make Flatbread Ahead

This flatbread dough freezes well, which makes it perfect for making ahead! Simply make the dough and let it rise. Then, deflate the dough, divide evenly, and wrap in plastic. Store in an airtight freezer container for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to use, thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight. Then let it come to room temperature at the counter. This could take up to an hour. Shape into ovals, brush with olive oil, and grill.

Closeup top view of grilled flatbread with mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes, and fresh basil

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Side view of grilled flatbread with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella

Easy Grilled Flatbread Recipe

This Grilled Flatbread recipe is a delicious, seasoned dough that's easy to make in under an hour. Scrumptious with or without toppings!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • Flaky sea salt for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl (regular or the bowl of a stand mixer,) whisk the flour, salt Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and yeast together. Make a well in the center and add water warm and oil; stir until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Use the dough hook on the stand mixer and knead he dough for 3 to 4 minutes. If hand mixing, turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is soft and smooth, about; 6 to 8 minutes. Add small amounts of flour if the dough is too sticky.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 30 to 60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size. With instant yeast, and depending how warm my kitchen is, it takes about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium heat (350 to 400 degrees F) just before the dough is ready. Divide the dough into 2 to 4 even pieces and shape into ovals (they don't have to be perfect!) and brush one side with olive oil.
  • When the grill is ready, place the dough onto the grate, oiled side down. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until the underside is golden. While the first side cooks, brush the side facing you with olive oil. Flip the flatbread and continue grilling for another 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. While it's grilling, add desired toppings and close the lid for a minute or two to trap the heat.

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Notes

 
Topping Ideas: For this flatbread, I used:
  • 8-ounces fresh mozzarella cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • olive oil
  • 3 thinly sliced Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (torn leaves and whole)
 
Making Flatbread Ahead: This dough can be prepared ahead. Let the dough rise until doubled, then deflate and divide into equal portions. Wrap in plastic wrap, store in an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the dough overnight in the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature on the counter before shaping into ovals and grilling. 

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Pizza
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Grilled Flatbread Recipe

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