Garlic-Cheese Flatbread Recipe

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In Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Tom Hilliker uses refrigerated pizza dough to create these savory squares with Italian flair. Serve them with a salad or soup, or try them as a snack with spaghetti sauce for dipping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 145 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Press dough onto a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and basil; drizzle over dough. Sprinkle with the cheeses.
  2. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until crisp. Cut into squares. Serve warm. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Cheese Flat Bread in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p64

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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amehart User ID: 1464390 259981
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"Wow! This was so good and so simple to make! I used a three-cheese Italian blend of Parmesan, Romano and Asiago, as I had that on hand and it was the best! Will be making again this weekend when we have guests!"

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 259934
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"Ultimate Cheesy bread Goodness!! We served it alongside Cheesy Pizza casserole (another TOH recipe)! Hubby and I loved it. The only change I would make is to go a a little lighter on the Romano. It is going to be a new go to pasta side."

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