Did you know that the night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza delivery days of the year? Many home cooks are slaving away for the enormous Thanksgiving Feast and don’t want to bother with providing a meal the night before. Most likely you have family in town staying at your house and are expected to provide dinner for the group. Instead of ordering out for “sub-par pizza delivery” why not plan some gourmet flatbreads that the family can easily create and enjoy themselves? Here at Bellisari’s, we are all about “Gourmet Convenience” and have created some easy flatbread recipes with our products that are perfect for holiday entertaining! 

Goat Cheese, Prosciutto, Arugula & Apple Flatbread

GOAT CHEESE, PROSCIUTTO, ARUGULA & APPLE FLATBREAD

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 whole wheat ready-made flatbread 
4 oz. of goat cheese 
½  jar of Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread 
1 package of sliced Prosciutto 
1 apple, sliced  
1 bunch of Arugula 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush flatbread with olive oil. Spread Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno and Fig Spread over flatbread, top with thinly sliced apples, and then the goat cheese. Put in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and top with prosciutto and arugula. Cook for 4 more minutes and enjoy!

Balsamic, Shallot & Black Garlic Brie Flatbread

BALSAMIC SHALLOT & BLACK GARLIC BRIE FLATBREAD

Serves 4

Ingredients: 
1 ready-made flatbread 
1 tbsp olive oil 
½ jar of Bellisari’s Balsamic Shallot and Black Garlic Spread 
4 oz. brie cheese, sliced 
1 small pear, thinly sliced 
2 tbsp of fresh sage

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush flatbread with olive oil. Spread Bellisari’s Balsamic Shallot & Black Garlic Spread over flatbread, top with thinly sliced brie and pears. Put in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and top with fresh sage. Cook for 2 more minutes and enjoy!

 

BLUE CHEESE, HONEY AND SHALLOT BURGER FLATBREAD

Serves 4

Ingredients: 
1 ready-made flatbread 
½ jar of Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread 
1/2 pound ground beef, cooked through 
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 
1/2 onion, sliced 
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced 
4 tbsp butter, divided for caramelizing mushrooms and onions 
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded  

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook the ground beef (drain and then set aside), then cook the bacon (drain, set aside and chop), caramelize onion in 2 tbsp butter (then set aside), and then caramelize mushrooms with remaining 2 tbsp butter.

Spread the ½ jar of Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey & Shallot Spread on the flatbread then top with ground beef, bacon, mushrooms, and onions. Top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Remove and let rest about 3-4 minutes before slicing. 

BARISTA BBQ CHICKEN FLATBREAD

Serves 4

Ingredients: 
1 ready-made flatbread 
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp of Bellisari’s Barista Sauce  
1 cup cooked, sliced chicken breast (about one 8-ounce breast) 
2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
2/3 cup shredded provolone cheese 
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 
1 ear of grilled corn on the cob, cooked kernels sliced off 
Fresh cilantro, for topping

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss 2 tbsp of Bellisari’s Barista Sauce with the cooked, chopped chicken to coat it. Set aside. Spread 1/3 cup of Barista Sauce on flatbread, then layer on the shredded mozzarella, then the coated chicken, shredded provolone, then the onion slices and corn. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Top with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

Calabrian Flatbread

CALABRIAN FLATBREAD

Serves 4

Ingredients:  
1 ready-made wheat flatbread 
1 tsp minced garlic 
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
12 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese cut in 12 slices 
1/2 jar of Bellisari's Calabrian Pepper & Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread 
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 
Kosher Salt 
Freshly cracked black pepper 
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush EVOO on flatbread and then brush on the minced garlic. Spoon the Bellisari's Calabrian Pepper & Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread on the flatbread and then place the mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. While the flatbread is in the oven, make the balsamic reduction. In a small saucepan, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced by half, about 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside. Remove the bread from oven. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic reduction.