Fontina and Herb Flatbread

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I’m going to go ahead and say it – this is one of the best things I have ever made. Mike and I were in Pennsylvania for Mother’s Day a few weekends ago, and this fontina and herb flatbread was on the menu for our Mother’s Day lunch. I found the recipe in a cookbook I got out of the library – Martha Stewart’s Dinner At Home (loving it so far!), and it did not disappoint. The flatbread smelled absolutely amazing as it came out of the oven, golden and bubbling. My dad was hovering around the kitchen waiting to try some, and after his first bite, I could tell by his reaction that it was a success. The second clue was when he said “This is more of an appetizer than part of the meal, don’t you think?” and grabbed another piece. Everyone else loved it as well, and at the rate we devoured it, I’m lucky I had a chance to snap some pictures! Thankfully we made two because the first one was gone before dinner even started.

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You really can never go wrong with bread, cheese and herbs, but there’s something about the combination of the fontina cheese and sweet shallots that is just wonderful on this bread. I could have eaten this as my whole meal – and in fact, I’m planning to make it again next week served alongside a big salad. Now that will be a wonderful dinner. Try this bread, please. You won’t regret it.

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Fontina and Herb Flatbread

Ingredients:

4 oz pizza dough, thawed if frozen (I used approximately 1/4 of this recipe, but you can use whatever recipe you want, and I’ve even heard that many stores sell packaged pizza dough in the freezer section)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh herbs (such as marjoram, oregano, or thyme) OR ~2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
4 oz Fontina cheese, shredded
1 shallot, thinly sliced into rings
salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Allow dough to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough to an 8x16 inch oblong. Transfer to a lightly floured baking sheet. Brush the top with oil and sprinkle evenly with herbs and cheese. Scatter shallot rings over the cheese and season liberally with salt and pepper.

Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until golden and crisp, 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool 5 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.

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29 Responses to “Fontina and Herb Flatbread”

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    Holly — May 18, 2011 @ 5:54 am

    This looks AMAAAAAZING!!!!!

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    Simply Life — May 18, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    oh this looks amazing!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — May 18, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Wow, this looks fabulous!

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    StephenC — May 18, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    This is extreme fun.

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    Emily — May 18, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    YUMMY!!!!! That looks so delicious!!

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    spiceblogger — May 18, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I LOVE flatbreads! Add any cheese, herbs and veggies and it's gotta be good! I've never tried this one, so thanks for sharing. Will def have to make it soon!

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    Erin — May 18, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Looks fabulous! And so simple!

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    Kim — May 18, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    That is going on my list to make today!
    If anyone feels like it, click on the last picture to enlarge. Megan, that could be blown up and hang in a bakery. I would love that shot in my kitchen.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 18, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    This looks delicious! What a perfect party appetizer… or meal for myself:-)

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    thefitacademic — May 18, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    This sounds so simple, yet so delicious! I need to bookmark this, for sure!

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    Brenda — May 18, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    I made a wonderful flatbread last year from Martha Stewart, but I definitely need to try this one. Yours is a bit different than mine – sounds even better actually with the cheese. Yum!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — May 18, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    This sounds amazing!!

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    Maria — May 18, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    I love flatbread, can't wait to try this one!

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    Kristan — May 18, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Looks beautiful and so yummy. Cheese and bread is always a good thing.

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — May 18, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    Megan, this flatbread looks amazing and I love that you topped it with fontina, shallots and herbs. So delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Happy When Not Hungry — May 18, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    This flatbread looks fantastic! I love that you put fontina on top too. Yum!

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    Cooking Rookie — May 18, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    fabulous flatbread!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert — May 19, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    Wow that looks wonderful. I can almost smell it now. I'm drooling. Going to have to make this one!

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    baking.serendipity — May 19, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    You are so right…there is nothing better than bread, cheese and herbs. This looks perfect!

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    kankana — May 19, 2011 @ 4:22 am

    I am going to try this. I like crispy flat bread anytime and this looks GOOD!

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    Tracy — May 19, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    This sounds absolutely fabulous! Yum!

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    Tracey — May 20, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    The combination of the fontina and shallots sounds so delicious! I can't wait try this one.

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — May 22, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    I'm a huge shallots fan – this flatbread sounds fantastic. It was so much fun to catch up with you this weekend, Megan!

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    Natalie — May 24, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    this looks like something from a restaurant! yum!

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    Megan'sCookin' — June 8, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    I love flat breads and this sounds fantastic with the Fontina and shallots.

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    Miriam — March 30, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    I made this but used Gouda instead of Fontina and people raved about it!

    • megan replied: — April 17th, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

      Sorry for the late response, but I wanted to reply and say that I’m so glad you liked it! And great idea using Gouda as well :)

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    Allison — April 16, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    I made these a few months ago for a party I hosted and it was gone within the 1st 5 minutes! Everyone LOVED it & ever since I have been requested to bring to every family function! lol

    • megan replied: — April 17th, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

      I’m so glad it was a hit! :)

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