Pesto Meatball Flatbread

by | Apr 24, 2017 | All, Appetizers, Sponsored

Short on time but need to feed a crowd? Bookmark or pin this Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe! Grocery store shortcuts make these munchies a reality in no time flat – perfect for those last minute get togethers.

This Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe delivers big flavor with fresh style and comes together in minutes - perfect for a last minute appetizer. Though our days are often jam-packed with activities, we still treasure the opportunity to relax with friends whenever possible, even if it’s just for a quick happy hour. This Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe comes together just in time for the doorbell to ring thanks to a few high-quality, flavorful ingredients, including Gold’n Plump® Pesto Italian Chicken Meatballs.

We’ve partnered with Gold’n Plump® for a few years now, and we always appreciate how the brand’s No Antibiotics–Ever chicken products make our everyday lives easier. These chicken meatballs are just the latest example.

You can find these fully cooked chicken meatballs in the freezer section of the grocery store. Packaged in a re-sealable, zip-top bag, the meatballs couldn’t be easier to prepare with cooking directions for the microwave, stovetop, oven and slow cooker all listed on the back of the package. Plus, these meatballs are made with only 100% quality boneless skinless chicken thigh meat and real ingredients – none of the fillers and artificial flavors you find in many other frozen meatballs.

Need a quick and easy recipe for your impromptu happy hour? This Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe delivers big flavor in less than 20 minutes! The Pesto Italian flavor of Gold’n Plump’s Chicken Meatballs, made with Romano, Parmesan and aged Asiago cheeses plus slightly sweet roasted garlic, were the perfect springboard for our Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe. Because the meatballs are already cooked, only a handful of other ingredients are needed to make these flavorful happy hour snacks come together quickly.

We used naan bread for our flatbread crust, but feel free to swap in individual pizza crusts or even pita bread if that’s what you have on hand. And even though we highly recommend creamy, fresh mozzarella for these tasty nibbles, you can certainly use shredded mozzarella if you prefer.

Slice your freshly baked flatbread into strips or cut it into wedges. However you create your masterpiece, this easy Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe will be the hit of your next party.

Tip: This Pesto Meatball Flatbread recipe is also a delicious option for an easy weeknight meal.

Grocery store shortcuts ensure this Pesto Meatball Flatbread comes together in less than 20 minutes. Great an an appetizer or easy weeknight meal!

Yield: 12 slices

Pesto Meatball Flatbread

Pesto Meatball Flatbread

Change up your appetizers with this easy and delicious Pesto Meatball Flatbread!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 2 naan flatbread crusts
  • 1/2 cup fresh pesto, divided
  • 8 Gold'n Plump® Pesto Italian Chicken Meatballs - thawed and cut in half
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 - 8 thin slices fresh mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place naan crusts on baking sheet. Spread each crust with 2 tablespoons pesto. Divide meatballs, tomatoes and cheese evenly among crusts. Bake for 11-14 minutes or to desired degree of doneness.
  3. Evenly dollop remaining pesto on baked flatbreads. Cut into wedges or slices and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 829Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1056mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Gold’n Plump. All opinions are our own. For more recipe inspiration, including recipes for both Gold’n Plump’s Pesto Italian and Homestyle Meatball flavors, visit the recipe archive on their website. Thanks for supporting the companies that make Garnish with Lemon possible.

Grocery store shortcuts ensure this Pesto Meatball Flatbread comes together in less than 20 minutes. Great an an appetizer or easy weeknight meal!

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    Oh dear ! This great ! Thank you so much !

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    Made this tonight for dinner. Was really flavorful and fast. Only change I made was to use my own meatballs.
    Will make again

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      So glad you enjoyed it, Wendy. Thanks for stopping back to let us know!


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