Blue Cheese and Roasted Grape Flatbread Pizzas
Featuring a sweet + savory combo of red grapes and blue cheese, these Blue Cheese and Roasted Grape Flatbread Pizzas make for an easy gourmet dinner!
Raaa-choooo! And with that one simple sneeze, Dad got sick. Yup, I’ve been fighting the nastiest of nasty colds this week. Robbie came home from daycare sick last week, but we didn’t think much about it. That is until I picked him up last Thursday, and he sneezed right in my face. (If you guys have kids, then I know you can totally identify with this scenario!) I thought I managed to escape this cold, but then over the weekend I started feeling a little weak. Sure enough, I was sick.
I’m on the mend now, but for a few days there I just laid in bed wondering if there was any way I could possibly use even more tissues. I think I single-handedly destroyed 3 boxes. In 2 days. But I’m sure you know the feeling. We’ve all been there. We all get sick. It’s no fun. But then we get well again, and we’re back at full strength. Whenever I get sick, I crave comfort food. (Heck, I always crave comfort food…but that craving is just especially strong when I’m not feeling 100%!)
Soups and stews are my go-to winter comfort food, but I always like to serve a bowl of soup with something on the side. It could be half of a wrap (like these Thai Peanut Wraps or these Southwestern Veggie Wraps). Or it could be something simple like a flatbread pizza. I followed that flatbread pizza idea this week and came up with these fun Blue Cheese and Roasted Grape Flatbread Pizzas. The tartness of the blue cheese combined with the sweetness of the red grapes is amazing! I know it might seem like an odd combination, but just trust me here. These are some mighty tasty flatbread pizzas!
For the base of these pizzas, I used Flatout’s Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts. We seriously love these pizza crusts, and we often whip up an easy lunch on the weekends with a Flatout, some pesto and a bit of mozzarella cheese. And the crusts come in at only 120 calories, so there’s no need to feel guilty! I always make sure we have at least one package of these pizza crusts on hand. In fact, I just baked one up last night with a bit of cheese for Robbie…and wouldn’t you know it, but he loved it! (And he’s been a surprisingly picky eater lately…) Wondering where to buy Flatout Pizza Crusts in your area? Click here!
One of my secret pizza weapons is to always brush the crust with an herbed olive oil. (I usually just mix a bit of olive oil with Italian seasonings and a pinch of salt.) This gives the crust a wonderful golden color as it bakes, and it adds a whole new level of flavor to the pizza. Gone are the days where the edges of the pizza lay discarded on the plate. The crispy edges are now my favorite part! Add in the sweet + savory combo of the red grapes and blue cheese, and you’ve got a legit flatbread pizza!
These Blue Cheese and Roasted Grape Flatbread Pizzas might sound super gourmet, but they really only take about 15 minutes to make. And they taste great as a side dish along with some soup…especially if you’re sick. I speak from experience. Enjoy!
Blue Cheese and Roasted Grape Flatbread Pizzas
- 1½ Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp coarse salt
- 4 Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts
- 1 Tbsp fresh or 1 tsp dried rosemary, chopped
- ½ cup red onion thinly sliced
- 1 cup red grapes halved
- ¾ cup blue cheese crumbled
- 1½ Tbsp honey
- ¼ cup green onions chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. (See note.)
- Using a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, dried oregano and salt. Brush the tops of the Flatout Pizza Crusts with this olive oil mixture.
- Divide chopped rosemary, sliced red onion, halved grapes and crumbled blue cheese evenly on top of the crusts.
- Bake at 400°F for 6-8 minutes, or until pizzas turn light golden brown on edges.
- Remove flatbreads from oven; drizzle tops with honey and sprinkle with chopped green onions before serving.
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I hope you feel better soon! Colds can knock you down and then they can drag on forever! This pizza sounds so fancy….like what I’d serve for a cocktail party….that is if I had cocktail parties! Hmmmm…maybe I need to plan a cocktail party and serve this pizza! 🙂
Thanks so much, Kathy! Colds really are nasty, nasty things, aren’t they? I’m starting to feel a bit better, but this thing has really drug out for over a week now…and I’m over it! But, yes, this pizza is awesome! Flatbreads are excellent heavy appetizers for cocktail parties…that is, if we had cocktail parties ourselves. haha! Hope you had a great weekend!
Sucks being sick, but it is definitely hard to avoid this time of year! I LOVE LOVE LOVE blue cheese and paired with grapes? Yes, please! Who needs pizza delivery when there’s this? Hope you have a relaxing weekend and feel better. Lots of tissue, comfort food and rest!
Yeah, I think colds just come hand-in-hand with winter. But I wish that wasn’t the case! Anyways, this pizza sure made me forget the cold for a bit last week. 🙂 The sweet grapes paired with the blue cheese is amazing! Hope you guys had an awesome weekend, Dawn!
Hey friend I´m glad to hear you´re feeling better!! This grape and blue cheese flatbread is genius! Really!! I want to taste is soooo badly… 🙂 🙂 Happy weekend!
Why thank you so much, Johlene! Being sick is just never fun. But this pizza is always fun! The blue cheese + grapes is such an addicting combo of flavors. Yum! Hope you had an awesome weekend!!
Such an elegant looking pizza. and a great combo of savory and sweet, will have to try. Glad you are starting to feel better again, being sick is not fun at all.
Yes, please do give this flatbread a shot, Cheri! 🙂 It’s a really fun combo of flavors. And thanks for the ‘get well’ wishes…being sick is the worst, isn’t it?? Hope you had an awesome weekend!
This pizza is light, have everything I love, and looks amazing. Glad you are feeling better 🙂
Thank you so much, Muna! We’re huge fans of flatbread pizzas around here…and I gotta say the blue cheese + grapes on this one really is a fun way to mix it up a bit. 🙂
3 boxes in 2 days? Dude, that is insane- It really must have been bad! Glad to hear things are on the uptick! Now grape and blue cheese on a flatbread pizza? Genius- This is like a fruit/cheese tray pimped up!
Yeah, it wasn’t pretty around here last week…and even into the weekend. But I think I’ve finally turned the corner on this thing! I like the way you think, mate! This flatbread is like a fruit/cheese tray…served on a flatbread. And it’s totally delicious! Hope you had an awesome weekend…thanks!!
GAH – colds are no fun – I’m glad you are better, David – though sometimes after the cold it takes days for my nose to regrow that layer of cells that got discarded in all those tissues – I better apologize as that’s not a very appetizing image! 🙂
But what is appetizing is this flatout bread pizza – so love those roasted grapes and LURVE the tip about brushing the base with an herbed olive oil! BTW, my dad used to crave comfort food alongside soup when he was on the mend too – his fav saying was “we must feed a cold and starve a fever” though, when he had a fever, that saying got reversed! Hmm… hope y’all had a wonderful *well* weekend, my friend!
Haha…no apologies needed, Shashi! I totally understand. Colds really are the worst. This one took me out of the game all last week and most of the weekend. Ugh! Good thing I had these delicious flatbread pizzas to make me forget about being sick. Grapes + blue cheese go really well together…and on a flatbread pizza? Yes! We had a good weekend up here, and I hope you guys did, too! Oh, I saw a house for sale around the corner. It’d be perfect for when lil Shashi comes up! 😉
Grapes on pizza??? Yes Please, I never make flatbreads, they are so simple and so tasty and yet I never make them. Oh No! I’m so sorry to hear that you are sick! That’s no fun 🙁 I agree with you David, skip is always my go to, but I like to eat a little something with it. This flatbread would be perfect
Oh, you should totally work flatbreads into your rotation, Mary! They really are so simple…and you can have tons of fun playing with the toppings! 🙂 Yeah, being sick is no fun, but I’m starting to feel a little better here. I blame Robbie’s daycare for this one! Hope your week is off to a great start so far, my friend!
It’s interesting how different people feel about food when being sick. Some totally lose their appetite. Some can eat only simple 1-2 ingredient meals. Some crave for ice cream even if their throat is soaring (Yes, I don’t give up on ice cream. Never). Personally, I start to crave for sour things like lemons, cranberries, etc (And ice cream). But I bet I will enjoy this flatbread too (Of course if someone nice makes it for me. I mean, next time when I get a cold, I’ll let you know):)
You know, I have to respect your total, undying love for ice cream, Ben! Sick, not sick. Summer, winter, fall, spring. Morning, noon, night. You are ready for a bowl of ice cream! This flatbread definitely needs to make it’s way onto your list though. The blue cheese + grapes is super fun and super delicious! 🙂
I’m glad that you’re feeling better – an energy sucking cold is the worst! I had one while I was traveling over the holidays, and it was a pain in the butt because all I wanted to do was lay around, but we were traveling all over the place spending time with family.
I can see how the combo of roasted grapes + blue cheese being a winner, but since I’m not a blue cheese fan, I’m thinking goat cheese would work well too! I love Flatout wraps but haven’t tried their pizza crusts yet. I’ll have to keep my eye out for em!
Oh man, the only thing worse than being sick is being sick over the holidays! I hear ya, Nicole…colds are the worst! But this flatbread helped distract me from the cold. And I agree with you. Blue cheese is a bit of a love/hate type of food. (I’ve only grown to love it in the last couple of years…) Goat cheese would work very well on this flatbread, though! Totally pick up some Flatout pizza thins and create your own masterpiece! 🙂
Dude, these look killer and I’m still sippin’ my morning espresso!
mmm love the flavors in this one!!
Thanks, Manali! 🙂