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Easy Flatbread Recipe

This Easy, No-Yeast Flatbread recipe makes the best dinnertime side on the fly. It also doubles as a thin crust pizza dough, perfect for those Italian dinner nights. Made in less than 30 minutes, this thin, slightly chewy flatbread will become your go-to for just about any dinner meal.

Easy flatbread has been baked and is ready to serve in a basket.

I do love a good flatbread, personally. I have a deep affection for all things carbs, and this easy flatbread recipe I make is such a winner.

Using just 3 ingredients, this flatbread takes no time to rise and bakes in about 15 minutes!

Super convenient for those nights when you want something fresh but have just run out of yeast or just don’t have the time for proofing dough.

A bread has been baked and is ready to serve in a basket, as a hand holds a piece.
I especially love this because it can also be used as a pizza dough for a thin crust pizza, too.

Versatility is such an important component to recipe creation. I believe in using what you have on hand, repurposing leftovers, and making fresh, delicious food as efficiently as humanly possible.

People presume I spend hours slaving away in the kitchen because they know I enjoy cooking and know I cook from scratch often. I’m actually a lazy cook because I’m always looking for ways to cut corners. I just don’t always have the time and energy. You can imagine how thrilled I was to come up with such a simple, yet delicious flatbread recipe like this, then.

Dried chives from the garden are ready to be sprinkled on the flatbread dough.
Dried chives from the garden are ready to be sprinkled on the flatbread dough.

I created this one day when I started a dough and realized I had no yeast on hand. I knew I’d made no-yeast pizza doughs before, but they came out tasting more like a biscuit and I was not impressed.

Determined to make something, anything, with my bowl of flour and salt, I created this easy flatbread recipe. I still bust this out when I’m short on time, to this day… 

It creates a delicious thin and crispy crust that can hold loads of pizza toppings or looks elegant as a delicate flatbread with olive oil, herbs, and cheese sprinkled on top. Perfect for pairing with Mediterranean dinners, this easy flatbread recipe will never go out of style.

Sliced flatbread sits in a bread basket waiting to be served and eaten.

Tools

Cookie sheet or pizza pan 

Mixing bowl

Ingredients

All-purpose flour

Salt 

Olive oil

Herbs and cheese

A dough ball has been formed in a metal mixing bowl.
Dough should form a firm ball once mixed.
Flatbread has been pressed into a cookie sheet for baking.
Dough has been pressed on a cookie sheet and sprinkled with chives and olive oil.
No-yeast flatbread has been baked and is ready to be eaten.
Flatbread is baked and ready for slicing before serving.

How to Make This Easy Flatbread Recipe

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Mix flour and salt together in a bowl.

Combine water with the dry ingredients, mixing with a spoon or by hand.

After the dough is formed, press the dough in a well oiled cookie sheet or pizza pan, sprinkling any desired herbs and cheese on top.

Drizzle olive oil over the dough and bake at 400° for about 15-20 minutes, until cheese has melted or the crust is slightly browned and crispy to the touch.

Slice and serve warm. 

Flatbread lays in a bread basket on a table.

Tips for Making Easy, No-Yeast Flatbread Recipe

Drizzling the flatbread with a bit of olive oil takes it to another level. It helps the crust brown and flavors it like no other. I love using chives, oregano, or rosemary depending on the type of flatbread I’m making, but you can use whatever herbs you love most. I also recommend Parmesan cheese for a delicious flavor.

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Easy, No-Yeast Flatbread Recipe

This Easy, No-Yeast Flatbread recipe makes the best dinnertime side on the fly. It also doubles as a thin crust pizza dough.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy flatbread recipe, flatbread recipe, homemade flatbread, no-yeast flatbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • cookie sheet or pizza pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • herbs and cheese optional but recommended

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. 
  • Combine water with the dry ingredients, mixing with a spoon or by hand. 
  • After the dough is formed, press the dough in a well oiled cookie sheet or pizza pan, sprinkling any desired herbs and cheese on top. 
  • Drizzle olive oil over the dough and bake at 400° for about 15-20 minutes, until cheese has melted or the crust is slightly browned and crispy to the touch. Slice and serve warm. 

Notes

Drizzling the flatbread with a bit of olive oil takes it to another level. It helps the crust brown and flavors it like no other. I love using oregano or rosemary depending on the type of flatbread I’m making, but you can use whatever herbs you love most. Parmesan cheese is also recommended for a delicious flavor.

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