This Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions is always one of the first snacks gone when we serve it at a party. Why? It’s easy to make and tastes amazing!
This simple recipe for Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions has been around my appetizer files for a long time, and it never fails to impress guests. The combination of warm goat cheese, salty-sweet caramelized onions and fresh basil on a thin cracker crust is hard to beat. Plus this recipe is easy to throw together as a last minute munchie, which is always the sign of a “keeper” in my book.
The only time investment you need to make for this recipe is caramelizing the onions, but that’s really less of a hands-on affair than you think. Follow my suggestions in the recipe below and cook those onions low and slow while you are already in the kitchen making dinner some night. A few stirs now and then will ensure your onions cook evenly and sweetly caramelize to perfection.
People often ask what product I buy when I specify “flatbread” in the ingredient list. For this recipe, I like my flatbread thin and crispy, so I usually purchase a pre-packaged, ultra-thin pizza crust. But feel free to swap in regular pizza crust, naan or even pita bread if that’s what you have on hand. You really can’t go wrong with any of these options.
Just make sure to save yourself a slice before they all disappear.
P.S. Interested in more flatbread appetizers? Check out our BBQ Turkey Flatbread, Grilled Vegetable Flatbread Pizza and our Strawberry Flatbread with Balsamic Onions and Goat Cheese – all great options to serve a crowd!
Flatbread with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 large flatbread
- Olive oil for brushing
- Kosher salt
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- Fresh basil, sliced into ribbons
To make the onions:
- Melt the butter and olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and stir to coat. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle the salt and sugar over the onions and continue to cook for another 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. You're looking for a deep, rich brown color. They may start to stick to the pan a little. It's OK if they form a bit of a crust, but don't let them burn. Set aside to cool when done.
To make the flatbread:
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place flatbread on a pizza stone or baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to brush flatbread with olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Top flatbread with caramelized onions and crumbled goat cheese. Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your bread. (The cheese should start to melt and the edges of the bread should start to brown.)
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with basil. Cut into pieces and serve.
You may not use all of the onions you caramelized on this flatbread depending on how onion-y you like your food.