Grilled FlatBread With Burrata Cheese

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Our fanciest summer meal in 15 minutes, flat? Grilled flatbread with burrata. Pillowy burrata and juicy ripe tomatoes ooze together atop smoky grilled bread—it’s a guaranteed way to impress your boss/boyfriend/kids/in-laws without breaking a sweat. 

You Get What You Knead

Naan. Pita. Premade pizza dough? Yup. Our grilled flatbread with burrata recipe is pretty much as easy as it gets.

What is flatbread? 

Literally, it’s just flat bread. Ancient crumbs date the first flatbread back to nearly 13,000 BCE, though we favor our flatbread recipe a bit more on the modern, simple side of things. How simple? Well, our easy flatbread recipe starts with premade pizza dough (pro tip: ask your local pizzeria if they sell dough to-go for a quick and easy way to get maximum flavor with minimal mess) that we grill to blistered perfection and top with creamy burrata cheese and grilled cherry tomatoes. 

cherry tomatoes on skewers ready to be grilled , basil and olive oil.

How to Make Flatbread

You mean, it’s really just a fancy word for grilled pizza? In our case, pretty much. Here’s what you need to know about making our grilled flatbread recipe:

  • Our very best trick for making flatbread at home (and pizza too, for that matter): Did you know that most pizza places will sell you a mound of raw pizza dough? True story! Just ask at your favorite local spot—most will happily sell you a little dough, saving you major time and effort. 
  • Roll out! Our easy flatbread pizza starts with rolling out that premade pizza dough on the thin side—but taking care not to overwork the dough, which can result in a tough flatbread.
  • Grill! Then simply brush the flatbread dough with oil, and grill over med-high heat until it’s charred a bit and slightly poofed. 

What is Burrata?

Made from creamy, stringy 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 balls.

grilled flatbread with burrata and parmesan

How to Grill Tomatoes

We love a garden-grown tomato any which way you slice it, but when cherry tomato season reaches its sun-ripened peak, we race them right to the grill. Grilled cherry tomatoes burst in your mouth (but definitely let them cool a tad before you pop them in your mouth)—a mini explosion of sweet, summery goodness with every bite. And they’re quick and easy, too.

  • 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! Burning your mouth with bubbling-hot tomato juices is seriously no fun. Trust us.
  • 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 or smeared on toast for breakfast.
Grilled Flatbread With burrata, basil, parmesan  and Cherry Tomatoes

Tools You’ll Need to Make Our Grilled Flatbread with Burrata

  • Grill. We hate to state the obvious, but, well, we’re going to state the obvious. A charcoal grill or a gas grill—either will work! 
  • Skewers. We prefer metal skewers, because they’re reusable and you don’t have to worry about soaking. 
  • Pastry brush. Go with the silicone kind—we find them way easier to wash, and they can tolerate the heat of the grill. 

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Grilled Flatbread With burrata cheese, parmesan cheese, basil and grilled Cherry Tomatoes

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Grilled FlatBread With Burrata Cheese

Serves 4

Tomato Skewers

4 skewers used for grilling
1 8 oz cherry tomatoes
olive oil
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper

Flatbread

1 lb fresh pizza dough
flour for dusting
3/4 cup olive oil
8 oz burrata cheese, drained in a colander
8 oz parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Method

  1. Divide the tomatoes evenly and pierce them with the skewers. Pour a small amount of olive oil over each skewer, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Turn grill on. Over low heat, lay tomato Skewers in the center of the grill. Grill for 5-10 minutes rotating ½ way through.
  3. While tomatoes are on the grill prepare flatbread dough. Start by cutting the pound of dough in 4 equal parts. Using flour, roll each portion of dough into ¼ inch thickness. Using a pastry brush, coat one side of the dough with a generous amount of olive oil.
  4. Take tomatoes off grill and place dough oil side down on grill. Carefully coat the other side of dough with oil. When large bubbles start forming on top side of dough, flip dough using a metal spatula. After flipping dough, sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly over all four flatbreads. Carefully take burrata cheese out of the colander, and pull small pieces off, placing them evenly over the four grilled flatbreads. Cover the grill lid for a few mins to let the cheese melt a little.
  5. Take flatbread off the grill and sprinkle with basil. Serve with tomato skewers.