Friday, March 30, 2018

Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread Recipe

Yet another delicious recipe that I want to save, so I'm blogging about it. 

But before I do post the recipe I just wanted to say that I am so grateful for all those wonderful cooks out there that are willing to share recipes and cooking knowledge. 

I am not a cook, I am a recipe follower, plain and simple. I envy those creative people that can just pull items out of the fridge and pantry and whip up a masterpiece, but I know that's not me!

I do think I'm a pretty good photographer though...isn't this picture gorgeous?

Ok, to the recipe. I made this exactly as the recipe explained, the only difference is I used a different cheese spread than what they called for. I used this one and it was very good, just the perfect amount of garlic.

Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread


  • Nonstick Vegetable oil spray
  • 1 10-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough (mine was actually 13.9 ounces and I used Pillsbury Pizza Crust brand)
  • 3/4 cup garlic and herb cheese spread (I used the whole little container pictured above 6.5 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 7 to 8-inch long zucchini (green) cut crosswise into 1/8 inch thick rounds, divided
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; spray with nonstick spray. 
  • Unroll dough onto parchment. 
  • Spread half of the herb cheese over one long half of dough, leaving 1/2 inch plain border.
  • Sprinkle with half of Parmesan and 2 tablespoons Parsley.
  • Using parchment as aid, fold plain half of dough over filled half (do not seal edges.)
  • Spread remaining herb cheese over top
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  • Removed enough outer layers of onion to yield 2-inch diameter core; cut into 1/8 inch thick rounds.
  • Arrange 1 row of zucchini down 1 long side of dough.
  • Arrange onion rounds in row alongside zucchini.
  • Arrange 1 more row of zucchini alongside onion.
  • Brush vegetables with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Bake until puffed and deep brown at edges, about 24 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley
And that it is. Simple and delicious.
Recipe from the website: and you can find the recipe HERE if you want to compare it to mine above.

Oh and by the way...this one is definitely NOT low carb!


  1. Gorgeous picture indeed! Your food photos are always great!
    At present, I'm neither cook nor recipe follower (though I like to read them). I'm ,however, creative. I create my dishes to suit my own needs. When I have guests I might order some 'take away' to give them a choice.
    As for the above ingredients: I like zucchini and red onion. I like cheese too, but I use only low fat cheese.

    1. I love to read recipes as well and look at the pictures. I used to own hundreds of recipe books but then came the internet and all the great websites and I donated almost all of them, keeping just some of my favorites.

      I bet you are a good cook, like my mom and sister, able to just create dishes. I prefer the tried and true, less room for error :)

  2. That looks delicious. I love red onions on pizza so I would love them on this too.

  3. As a person who can't cook to save his life, I'm impressed that you can actually follow a recipe and make something delicious.

    1. Thanks Blue. I'm good at following directions :) What kinda bird is it that imitates other birds? I can't think of the name right now, but that is me, I can imitate to perfection both in cooking and art!

    2. YES! A mockingbird. I can mimic and copy almost anything. I watch the shows on the food network like Chopped and they have to come up with a meal just using 5 ingredients and I would just stand there and cry with not a clue what dish I could prepare. It's a gift I believe, not crying but coming up with the dish!


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