From the Mexican tortilla to the French crepe, nearly every country claims its own flatbread. The easy flatbread recipes here span the globe with traditional offerings and newfangled inventions like flatbread pizza.See Popular Flat Bread Recipes
Suvir Saran rolls the savory flatbread dough into a cone shape before griddling, flattening it to create extra-flaky layers.
Lavash can be a soft flatbread, but Jessamyn Waldman developed this recipe based on Armenian-style lavash, which is very crisp and dusted with seeds or spices.
Ana Sortun sprinkles house-made flatbreads with za'atar, the Middle Eastern blend of sesame seeds, herbs, and sumac. She serves it with a salad of spinach, peas, cucumbers, and lettuce, mixed with yogurt-like Lebanese lebneh. Bake store-bought pizza dough with za'atar, and make a simpler version of the salad with Greek-style yogurt.
With Swiss cheese and almonds, this bread is substantial enough to be served as an appetizer.
For variety, sprinkle this aromatic bread with a combination of poppy and sesame seed.
Topped with ground beef and shredded lettuce instead of powdered sugar, this puffy fried bread becomes a Native American taco.
For a warm-weather appetizer they'll love, layer peppery arugula, tangy tapenade, and fresh Parmesan cheese on crisp flatbread. Chef Alisa Barry uses her Pane Rustico flatbread for this Tuscan-style grilled pizza, but any flatbread -- pita or a thin Italian bread shell -- works just as well.
Cooking these rustic rounds on the stovetop is fast work, fun to do and gives them a toasty exterior and moist center.
Imperfection is key when shaping flatbread pizza dough. Finish by topping the pizza with ham, apples, cheese and caramelized onion for an easy entertaining favorite.
This simple recipe with fresh rosemary, garlic and fontina cheese on flatbread gives you a new and flavorful way to serve "pizza."
Indian flavors meet panini sandwiches with delicious results. Naan is slightly puffy Indian-style flatbread. Other substantial flatbreads may be substituted, but avoid super-thin tortillas and lavash, which won't be sturdy enough to contain the filling. Major Grey's chutney, available in the condiment or international section of the supermarket, adds moisture, sweetness, and spice.