Ten Creative Flatbreads For When You Have "Nothing" In Your Fridge

We all know the feeling of opening the fridge, seeing a few bits of cheese, half an onion, or a little bit of scraggly arugula, and thinking, "I have nothing to eat."

Enter the flatbread. Think of it as your versatile, go-to meal for when you have nothing planned but happen to have a few odds and ends in your fridge or pantry. A flatbread is a great way to make a delicious meal and reduce your food waste.

And your flatbread game can be made even easier with Bob's Red Mill Grain-Free Flatbread Mix. It takes less than five minutes to throw together the flatbread mix, is paleo-friendly, and has a great texture. Plus, one package makes two flatbreads that are just the right size for individual servings, perfect for easy date nights where each person can customize just what they want on theirs.

Hubby and I have made this mix a regular part of our at-home date night routine and it's been so fun to get creative with our toppings. For those who struggle with kitchen creativity, check out ten super simple ways to use this flatbread mix at home below!

This post is part of a paid partnership with Bob's Red Mill. We frequently use and enjoy their products at home.

fig and parmesan flatbread on a cutting board

Grain-Free Flatbread Ten Ways

Makes 2 servings

You need a baking sheet, parchment paper or nonstick mat, and a mixing bowl for this recipe

Flatbread Ingredients:

1 package Bob's Red Mill Grain-Free Flatbread Mix

2 eggs

1/4 cup oil, coconut oil, olive oil, or melted butter all work well for this

1/4 cup water

Make The Flatbread Dough:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 1 package of Bob's Red Mill Grain-Free Flatbread, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup oil, and 1/4 cup water until well combined and a wet dough as formed.

3. Divide the dough in half and place it onto the baking sheet, spread apart so that each half of the dough is on opposite sides of the baking sheet.

4. Using wet hands to prevent sticking, shape the dough into two large flatbreads by pressing down gently and working it into the shape you desire.

Add Your Toppings:

This is the part where you can truly get creative! I've included ten topping variations that I enjoy below but don't let these suggestions hinder you! Try to think of a balance of flavors and textures that would meld well together, just as you would when building a salad, grain bowl, or another dish with multiple layers of ingredients. Note that ingredients marked with an * below are ones I would typically add after the flatbread comes out of the oven, but this is totally up to you!

1. Fig jam, Parmesan cheese, caramelized onion, arugula*

2. Pesto, kale, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest

3. Prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, thin-sliced onions, arugula*, honey drizzle*

4. Pesto, spinach or kale, scrambled egg*, hot sauce*

5. Fresh peach slices, mozzarella cheese, chili flakes*, honey drizzle*

6. Thin-sliced apple, cheddar cheese, Black pepper, cooked crumbled bacon*

7. Fresh Basil leaves or dried basil, burrata, tomato slices, a drizzle of olive oil, flaky salt*

8. Tomato or pizza sauce, sliced spicy Italian sausage, broccoli florets

9. BBQ sauce, kale, cooked crumbled bacon*

10. Spinach, egg, tomato slices


Just place in the oven on the middle rack and bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown around the edges. Serve immediately.

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