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Grilled Flatbread With Burrata Cheese

May 15, 2024

Burrata is a summertime treat, and this fresh and creamy cheese goes great with the char of grilled flatbread and juicy cherry tomatoes.


grilled flatbread topped with burrata cheese, fresh basil and grilled tomato skewers
Photography by Gayle McLeod

The Ultimate Grilled Flatbread Recipe

We start with pre-made pizza dough from the local pizzeria and top it with the creamiest burrata cheese and the juiciest grilled cherry tomatoes. All you really need for this perfect summer meal is a hot grill. While you have the grill fired up, make a Grilled Romaine Caesar and Easy Harissa Chicken on the side.

pizza dough ball, burrata, olive oil, salt, pepper, shaved parmesan and cherry tomatoes in prep bowl

What Is Burrata Cheese?

Made from creamy cheese curds tightly wrapped in a blanket of fresh mozzarella cheese, burrata is the holy grail of fresh Italian cheeses. It’s like fresh mozzarella, but with a soft, more spreadable center, and just a bit more of a salty tang. You’ll typically find it at your specialty grocery refrigerated area, near the fresh mozzarella (which will also work, if you can’t find burrata).

cherry tomatoes threaded on metal skewers drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper
cherry tomatoes threaded on metal skewers drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper being grilled on a cast iron grill pan

How To Make Grilled Flatbread With Grilled Tomatoes

In our case, flatbread is just a fancy word for grilled pizza. Here’s what you need to know about making our grilled flatbread recipe:

  • Buy pre-made dough. This is our very best trick for making flatbread at home (and pizza too, for that matter). Most pizza places will sell you a ball of fresh pizza dough. True story! Just ask at your favorite local spot—most will happily sell you pre-made dough, saving you major time and effort. Trader Joe’s and local grocery stores have pre-made dough for sale too.

  • Roll it out! Our easy flatbread pizza starts with rolling out that pre-made pizza dough on the thin side—but taking care not to overwork the dough, which can result in a tough flatbread. Handled correctly, we think it’s the best bread for grilling.

  • Grill! Simply brush the flatbread dough with oil, and grill over med-high heat until it’s charred a bit and slightly puffed.

  • Grill tomatoes on low heat, or even as your grill is preheating. Any hotter and they’ll burst before you get to take a bite. Let them cool before you dig in!

pizza dough rolled out into 4 small flat breads, being brushed with olive oil
flat bread brushed with olive oil being grilled
grilled flatbread cooking on a grill topped with parmesan cheese
grilled flatbread cooking on a grill topped with parmesan and burrata cheese

How to Store Leftovers + Tips

  • Plan for more grilled tomatoes than you think you’ll need—whatever doesn’t get eaten (leftovers are rare), are great eaten cold in salads, smeared on toast, or folded into Soft-Scrambled Eggs for breakfast.

  • If you have leftover flatbread you can cut or hand-tear it into smaller pieces to use as a salad topping or dip for White Bean Hummus.

  • Use skewers to grill the tomatoes. We prefer metal skewers, because they’re reusable and you don’t have to worry about soaking.

  • A pastry brush comes in handy for this recipe. Go with the silicone kind—we find them way easier to wash, and they can tolerate the heat of the grill.

grilled flatbread with burrata cheese on a serving platter
grilled flatbread with burrata cheese topped with fresh basil grilled tomato skewers

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Grilled Flatbread With Burrata Cheese

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  20 min
  • Calories: 722


  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 4 metal or bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces burrata, drained and torn
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat the grill on medium heat.

  2. Thread the tomatoes onto the skewers, dividing evenly. Place the skewers on a large plate. Brush the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the skewers on the grill and cook without moving them for 5, turn and cook for another 5 minutes, or until tender and charred. Return to the plate.

  3. Meanwhile, divide the dough into 4 equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into ¼-inch-thick rounds. Using a pastry brush, generously coat the tops of the dough with olive oil.

  4. Place the dough oil side down on the grill and carefully brush the tops with the remaining olive oil. Cook until large bubbles start to form on top, about 5 minutes. Flip the dough and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan. Evenly top with the burrata, and continue cooking, covered, until the cheese begins to melt, 4-5 minutes more.

  5. Transfer the flatbread to a platter and sprinkle with the basil and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with tomato skewers on the side.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories722
  • Protein23 g
  • Carbohydrates34 g
  • Total Fat57 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol54 mg
  • sodium832 mg
  • Total Sugars1 g

Grilled Flatbread With Burrata Cheese

Questions & Reviews

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  • Pam

    What if you don't have a grill?

    You can do this in a skillet inside but we don't have specific instructions for that at this time. Hope you enjoy!

  • Jenn

    SO GOOD! Thank you!

    Thanks Jenn! Glad we could share it!