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Easy Flatbread Margherita Pizza

This Margherita pizza on a crispy flatbread is a quick and easy meal ready in about 15 minutes.  With tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves, this simple pizza with its classic flavors is delicious as a quick lunch, dinner, or snack.

Tomato basil pizza with mozzarella cheese on flatbread.

This tomato basil pizza on a simple naan bread is a quick and easy meal. It is perfect for lunch or dinner and also makes a great addition to an appetizer platter.

If you are looking for more easy pizzas, you might like naan breakfast pizza or easy biscuit pizzas.  

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Flatbread pizza is a great way to enjoy pizza when you don’t have a lot of time to prep.  

Store-bought flatbread makes the perfect, crispy pizza crust, and because it is already baked, your pizza can be on the table in less than 15 minutes, making it ideal for busy weeknights.

Naan pizzas are a family favorite because the flatbreads are the perfect size for a personal pizza. Because they are small, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating the whole thing, and its easy for everyone in the family to make their own and add their favorite toppings.

The classic Margherita pizza is a simple pizza topped with fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil.  

Instead of a sauce, the crust is brushed with olive oil and fresh garlic, adding to the savory flavors.  

Of course, it’s easy to change or add to the toppings if you choose.  This pizza is delicious with basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.  Finish it off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for an extra pop of flavor.

Ingredients & Substitutions

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Store-bought naan flatbread – I used regular naan in this recipe, but whole wheat naan would also be great.  If you don’t have naan, you can use any form of flatbread, such as pita bread or store-bought pizza crust. 

Extra-virgin olive oil – Instead of traditional pizza sauce, this Margherita pizza is brushed with olive oil and fresh garlic, which adds flavour and compliments the fresh tomatoes and herbs. However,  these little pizzas are also great with other sauces such as pesto, garlic sauce, or tomato sauce. It would also be delicious with homemade pizza sauce.

Shredded mozzarella cheese –  Shredding your cheese at home will give you the smoothest, meltiest cheese and the best-tasting pizza, but this recipe works ok with pre-shredded cheese if that’s all you have. Instead of shredded cheese, you could also use pieces of fresh mozzarella or mozzarella pearls. 

Fresh Tomatoes – You definitely want to use fresh tomatoes in this recipe.  I generally use Roma tomatoes, but you can use any variety you like.  Fresh cherry tomatoes work well, or you can use heirloom tomatoes or beefsteak tomatoes. 

Basil – Fresh herbs are essential.  You want to add these after the pizza comes out of the oven to preserve the aromatic flavor.  

Ingredients for flatbread Margherita pizza.

Step by Step Instructions

In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and fresh minced garlic.

Place naan flatbreads on a baking sheet and brush the top of the flatbread with olive oil and garlic. For easy clean-up, you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add shredded cheese to the top of each naan bread, and then add the tomato slices.

Two flatbreads with cheese and tomatoes on a baking sheet.

Place the pizzas in a preheated oven and bake the pizzas for 8-12 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the edges of the flatbread are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil leaves.  If desired, add a sprinkle of sea salt or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Two baked flatbreads with cheese and tomato and sprinkled with fresh basil on a baking sheet.

Air Fryer Margherita Pizza

You can easily cook these flatbread pizzas in the air fryer instead of a conventional oven.

While you are assembling the pizzas, preheat the air fryer at 380°F for five minutes.

After the preheat cycle has completed, place the pizza in the air fryer basket.

Set the air fryer to 380°F and cook the pizza for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.

If your air fryer does not have a setting for 380°F, reduce the temperature to 375°F. The cook time should remain the same.

Serving Suggestions

This classic pizza makes a great meal on its own, but if you are looking for a more substantial meal, there are a variety of sides that go well with pizza.

We often serve pizza with chicken wings, and this tomato basil pizza goes exceptionally well with air-fried parmesan garlic wings.

If you want a simpler side, you could add some air-fried french fries. Or serve this pizza with a delicious chicken Caesar salad.

Naan bread tomato basil pizza cut into slices.

Storing Leftovers

You can store Margherita pizzas in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Allow the leftover pizza to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. 

It can be reheated in the microwave. You can also reheat it in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or an air fryer at 320°F for 3-5 minutes.

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Printable Recipe

Tomato basil pizza with mozzarella cheese on flatbread.

Tomato Basil Flatbread Pizza

This Margherita pizza, with tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves, on a crispy flatbread is a quick and easy meal ready in about 15 minutes.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 675kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 2 naan flatbreads
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • ¼ cup basil freshly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and minced garlic.
  • Place the flatbreads on a baking sheet and brush with the olive oil and garlic.
  • Top each flatbread with shredded cheese and sliced tomatoes.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges of the flatbread are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.


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Tomato Basil Flatbread Pizza
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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