Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza. Alternate title: how to eat an entire 5oz box of spinach for lunch with out making a frickin’ salad.

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza. Alternate title: how to eat an entire 5oz box of spinach for lunch with out making a frickin' salad.

What happens when you top a garlicky flatbread with homemade creamed spinach, three kinds of cheeses, and pesto, glorious pesto?

Lunch. A really, really, ridiculously yummy who-needs-a-pizzaria lunch. Or dinner. Or a tasty snack for two if you have an particularly peckish significant other hovering over your shoulder. You know what? You could make this for breakfast and nobody would judge you. It’s just too good not to.





Sorry about that. The coffee made me do it. The BUTTERED coffee. Yes I’m still riding that bandwagon.  The conductor even let me blow the whistle. Hollaaaaa!

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza

Can we get back to the pizza before I embarrass myself any further? Thanks for understanding, let’s never speak of this again. Of the hashtags, that is. We MUST speak of pizza. Often.

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza… for one!

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Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza. Alternate title: how to eat an entire 5oz box of spinach for lunch with out making a frickin' salad.

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Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza




Yield 1-2 servings

Aiming to eat more veggies? This Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza packs an entire box of spinach into one glorious single-serving pizza! This veg-tastic recipe can easily be doubled [or tripled!] to feed a crowd and makes an awesome meal paired with your favorite salad.


  • 1 [5 oz] box of spinach
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1 garlic naan flatbread
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1-2 tsp pesto
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes, for topping


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop spinach and mince garlic.
  3. Heat a deep pan to medium-high heat with 1 TBSP butter.
  4. Add garlic and spinach and sauté until wilted.
  5. Add heavy cream, parmesan, and salt and reduce heat to simmer, stirring frequently to thicken for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Spread spinach mixture onto your flatbread and top with mozzarella and feta cheese.
  7. Drizzle with pesto and bake on a foil lined baking sheet at 350 for 12 min.
  8. Change oven setting to broil for an additional minute or two, until golden and bubbly.
  9. Top with red pepper flakes and enjoy!


No fresh spinach? No problem! If you have creamed spinach squirreled away in your freezer it makes a fantastic base! Frozen chopped spinach will work too; simple squeeze it dry first and mix it with a dash of cream and a sprinkling of parm cheese. Whichever route you take, Popeye is sure to be proud!

To serve a crowd, this recipe easily doubles, triples, or quadruples. Have a quick and easy flatbread pizza party with friends or family and let everyone choose their toppings!

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Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza. Alternate title: how to eat an entire 5oz box of spinach for lunch with out making a frickin' salad.

I’m one of those people who are perpetually hungry, by the way.

Even when eating, I’m simultaneously thinking about how delicious it is and wondering what my next meal will be. I started fantasizing about this pizza while eating breakfast. I had forgotten to add spinach to my scrambled eggs and began thinking longingly about how I could utilize that poor neglected box-0-spinach. Then my mind naturally wandered to pizza, and I spent the rest of the morning waiting for the first lunchtime hunger pang to strike so I could stuff my face.

This didn’t disappoint one bit! You’ll see this flavor combination over and over on my blog, and for good reason too; it’s downright delicious! Feel free to adjust the garlic and red pepper flakes to taste to make this pizza as mild or as spicy as your heart desires, though that little kick from the RPF really takes this one out of the park. Do it.

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza :: alternate title: how to eat an entire 5oz box of spinach for lunch without making a salad!
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  • Kathleen

    Oh my! I made this pizza for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I can’t believe how easy it was to make and how perfectly the flavors came together. I’ve never commented on a recipe but couldn’t resist commenting on this one!!! Homerun!

  • I rarely comment on recipes, but had to tell you what a great find this was! I used a 16 oz bag of frozen spinach, cooked in the microwave, and more or less doubled the rest of the recipe. It made the perfect amount for a 5-pack of flatbread. It was easy, tasty and customizable. I left the feta and red pepper flakes off my kids’, and everyone loved it! My husband and 9-year-old told me it should go in our regular dinner rotation, and I agree! That’s quite a feat. Thank you!

    • Thank you Amy! So glad you were able to feed the fam with this recipe and that it was a hit too! 🙂 Day = made!

  • Dee

    Made this last night for dinner. It taste as great as it looks!!
    Wonderful!! 5 stars

  • Lauren

    I made this for my husband for lunch today and added pepperoni and baked on a pizza stone. The flatbread was AMAZING! He loved it so much excitedly saying that this is a flatbread he’d happily pay for in a restaurant. I didn’t bother mentioning that he ate half a bag of fresh spinach in that meal. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    • Girl you made my night! Thanks Lauren!! So stoked y’all loved it and I adore the added pepperoni – YUM!

  • Jo

    Yum!! I think I would add artichoke hearts to this. Looks amazing!

  • Dani

    This is seriously amazing! Love pesto so just added a few scoops straight to the sauce and was absolutely delicious, everyone who had some was obsessed with it

    • Yay!!!! So happy to hear it Dani! We make this one a LOT! <3

  • Well, now I know what I’m making myself for dinner this week! I’m with you on buttered coffee (ok ok, I’m using heavy cream) and therefore need to load all this good stuff onto a cauliflower crust, but I think it’s gonna work out! Thanks for the post!

    • Hope you looooooove it Lauren! I totally want to try this with cauli crust now – love it! <3

  • Have to admit that this looks amazing! Love the versatility… and the photography is so tantalizing. Will be pinning to try:)

    • Jenn

      Thank you Seana!!!

  • Anita

    Super delicious!

  • This has my name written ALL over it.

  • Oh my gosh this looks absolutely to-die for! I’ve been craving pizza so I need to gather the ingredients to make this!!

    • Jenn

      Ohmygosh yes – do it! <3 It's so flipping good on any and every crust!

  • This is my kind of pizza! Love these flavors!

  • The alternate blog post title might be my favorite one yet.

    This sounds delicious and I have almost all the ingredients on hand. Definitely the box of spinach and since Sunday was a sugar filled sugar-a-thon, I’ve got a craving to go Popeye and eat all the spinach. I was thinking about waiting for this weekend when the Hubby is home so I can share, but a part of me wants to just go for it now. #pizzaforbreakfast.

  • One of my best friends comes from an Indian background and they legit have a tandoor oven in their backyard and they legit make tandoori oven pizzas…but nothing as purrty as this. Hashtagyum minus the actual sign.

  • Again – such a beautiful pizza! Gotta make this one stat!

  • Gimme!! I need this now. Please come make it for me? I’ll entertain the chickpea.

  • I’ve been craving pizza lately. This looks amazing. I’ll trade you cilantro jalapeño hummus for pizza?

  • Yay! Pizza is my FAVE and this looks amazing!!!!

  • Love the ‘alternate title’ haha! This definitely made me crave some pizza.

  • That flatbread looks gorgeous (and delicious), but the real reason I’m here in the comments is to pledge my full support of buttered coffee! I’m a butter-bandwagon regular. No shame! Happy Monday 🙂

  • This pizza looks and sounds perfect. With garlic, feta, mozzarella and spinach (all my faves!!!) I’m literally drooling!

  • Garlic and heavy cream? Say no more!!

  • #ilovepizza #andexcessivehash #pizzaandhash #yesithinkiamhilarious #youshouldtoo

  • Spinach on a pizza has always been my favorite. I don’t think this could look any better 🙂

  • I am glad I am not the only one who plans out the next meal while still eating the first. This pizza is amazing. I love a good spinach and ricotta pizza but this one sounds just as good if not even better. Pesto?!?! Making soon.

  • I also think about my next meal while eating my current meal. Our vacations revolve entirely around where to eat!

  • Oh I loooove this! And I just happen to have some leftover pesto from last week that needs to be used up ASAP! Thank you for sharing at the perfect time!!

  • Oh yes PLEASE! I just bought some naan for the freezer and I would LOVE this for lunch! Cook for me? 😉

    • Jenn

      I’ll cook; you bake. We’ll be unstoppable! And oh so full 😉

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