Spinach Pesto Pizza with Tomato
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These Spinach Pesto Flatbread Pizzas with a crispy flatbread crust are a 30 minute meal from start to finish! You’ll love the flavorful spinach pesto and crunchy pine nuts on these cheesy pizzas!
My family loves homemade pizza, but it’s not typically a 30 minute meal when you factor in the time to make the pizza dough.
To get these pizzas with spinach pesto and tomato on the table quickly, I used whole wheat flatbreads from the grocery store. The ingredient list on the flatbreads was short and contained only recognizable ingredients, so I felt comfortable going the store-bought route this time. Check the labels at your grocery store to make sure they fit your family’s nutritional goals. Whole wheat pita bread is a great substitute.
I mixed up a quick spinach pesto in my food processor to use as the pizza sauce. The pesto adds lots of flavor for minimal effort! A little more chopped fresh spinach, some cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a few pine nuts round out the pizza toppings. I love the pine nuts for the flavor and crunch they add to these pizzas. If you’re not a fan of fresh tomatoes (like my husband), mushrooms also work well with the spinach and pesto flavors.
We made these Spinach Pesto Pizzas two days in a row – first for dinner and then the next day for lunch. They are that good and that easy! Mix up a big veggie-filled salad while the pizzas cook, and dinner is done!
Spinach Pesto and Tomato Flatbread Pizzas
For the Pesto:
- 3 cups loosely packed spinach
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ cup walnuts or pine nuts
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
For the Pizzas:
- 4 whole grain lavash or other flatbread, I used two 8x10-inch rectangular lavash*
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Make the pesto:
- Place all pesto ingredients except olive oil in the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely chopped. With the processor running, add the oil in a steady stream through the feed tube and process until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Make the pizzas:
- Place lavash on parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread with pesto sauce. Sprinkle on chopped spinach and mozzarella cheese. Top with tomatoes, grated Parmesan, and pine nuts.
- Bake pizzas for 8-9 minutes, until cheese and flatbread are lightly golden. If you are using more than one pan, rotate halfway through baking time.
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This flatbread looks delicious, Kristine! I love that you added pesto on here. Sounds like such a great dinner for busy weeknights!
Thank you, Gayle! The flatbreads make this dinner come together so quickly!
We’re pretty much pesto and pizza obsessed around here, so this sounds like the perfect dinner for our family! I need to remember this one!
Thanks, Blair! Pesto is so good on pizza!
This flatbread looks fantastic, Kristine. I actually now prefer pizzas and flatbreads with sauces that aren’t tomato based. So I’m really digging that layer of spinach pesto! And you get in some extra greens, which is always a good thing!
Thanks, Liz! Trying to squeeze in those greens wherever I can!
I love pesto pizzas, and these flatbreads are such a nice way to enjoy pizza without all those carbs! These are so colorful and look so delicious!
Thank you, Marcie! We don’t buy flatbread very often, but I did love it in these pizzas!
Delicious! Love how you cut down on carbs by using flatbreads and I’m such a sucker for anything with pesto 🙂 Pinning!
Yes, the flatbreads are a great way to reduce the carbs! Thanks, Medha!
I love pesto and tomato pizza, it’s my current favourite combination. I can’t get enough….although I’m pretty sure my family is sick of it! Love the flatbread for a quicker pizza night!
That happens in my house too- I’ll find a meal I love, and then I want to eat it way more often than my kids do! 😉
Oh man, pesto pizzas are the BOMB! And totally my favorite kind of pizza, so I’m completely drooling over this winner! I think I see this pizza in my dinner future! 😉
Agreed, Sarah- I love pesto on pizza too! Thank you!
Oooh, this looks so yummy! Pizza is always a hit at our house!
Thanks, Kelly! Pizza is one of our go-to meals, too!
This pizza sounds delicious! All my favorite flavors. I love my pizza with a super thin crust, so flatbread is the type of pizza for me!
It is CRAZY how fast time is flying by! I am definitely glad that spring is going to be here soon, because I am ready for some warmer weather. These flatbreads look SO good, and I have to try that spinach pesto! I am such a pesto addict 🙂
These look delicious, Kristine! We love using flatbread when we’re in a pinch and the kids find them easier to eat too. The spinach pesto is such a great way to sneak in some greens!
Aww that crust…and pesto! Yum! I’m drooling over my computer right now. Looks so good Kristine!!
I love how super easy these are, and I’m so impressed with how swoon-worthy and delicious looking they are! I love all things with pesto, so this looks like the perfect meal for me 😀
This looks delicious, I love pesto so I will definitely enjoy this. Thanks for sharing.?
Thank you, Lucy! Pesto is the best on pizza!