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Easy Mini Parmesan Flatbread

January 24, 2021 (Last Updated: March 14, 2021)

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Total time to make this recipe: 20 minutes
plate full of mini flatbreads next to a charcuterie board

A perfect addition to your charcuterie board or aperitivo. These mini Parmesan flatbreads are super easy and quick to make, they are perfect to eat with your favorite dip and for eating with cheese and charcuterie, or add your favorite topping. You can serve them for aperitivo, game night, or any dinner party. The dough is ready within minutes and it doesn’t need any resting time. So you can whip up these mini flatbreads within 20 minutes from start to finish!

I love appetizers and I love aperitivo. I can’t wait for summer to be back to enjoy a few drinks and finger food with friends in the garden. The best thing about aperitivo and appetizers is that there are infinite types of variations and choices you can bring to the table.

One of my absolute favorite thing, which is also a classic Tuscan appetizer, is a charcuterie board. In Tuscany, we call it “Tagliere”, which is the literal translation of cutting board. Although in Tuscan trattorie they don’t bring the fancy charcuterie board as you see on Instagram. It’s far more rustic but that’s also part of our cuisine. In a “tagliere” you usually find a variety of local charcuterie meats and of course cheese, usually accompanied by jams and honey. Something you’ll never find on Tuscan boards are fruit and crackers, we leave those to Instagram.

The bread we serve in our charcuterie boards is usually our Tuscan bread, but my favorite is when they serve it with warm Focaccia Bread or plain Pizza dough, which is what gave me the idea of these mini flatbreads.

fork placing a piece of cheese on top of half mini flatbread

What is Flatbread?

Flatbread comes traditionally from the Middle-East, where it’s made of only flour, water and salt.

Nowadays you can find many different types of flatbreads in the supermarket, from roti to naan, which has very different origins and recipes. Check this post to learn more about all the different flatbread varieties around the world.

The most common and easy flatbread recipe uses yogurt and a little bit of yeast to make the dough softer. The good thing about this type of recipe is that the dough doesn’t need any resting or leavening time, so it’s also very quick to whip up flatbread for your lunch or party.

I often make regular size flatbread, but I liked the idea of mini bread to serve on a charcuterie board with deli meat and cheese. In Emilia Romagna they have a similar bread which is called “Tigelle”. They are round and cooked in a pan like flatbread, but they’re a little bit thicker. They’re usually served as an appetizer as well, where you can cut them open in half and stuff when with charcuterie, as a mini sandwich.

How do you make it from scratch?

ingredients to make parmesan flatbreads

Making this soft mini flatbread from scratch is very easy and quick. In a large bowl combine the flour with the baking powder, salt, and grated Parmigiano cheese. Give it a mix then add the Greek Yogurt and mix well with a spoon.

Start kneading with your hands until you get a dough. Add more flour if it’s very sticky or a little bit more yogurt if it’s too crumbly. The final dough should be soft but not too sticky.

Divide the dough into quarters, then divide each quarter in half and then each piece in half again to get 16 pieces of dough. Dust the cutting board with flour and roll each piece with a rolling pin or flatten then with your hands to get a disk approximately 3 inches wide (8 cm). Set them aside then heat a large non-stick pan without adding any grease.

Add your flatbreads to the pan and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they start to lightly brown. Set the cooked pieces of bread on a plate to cool down. You can serve them warm or at room temperature. You can also reheat later in the microwave if you prefer them warm.

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FAQ & Tips

Which Yogurt should I use in this recipe?

I used a 2% Greek Yogurt but you can also use full fat or 0%, as long as the Yogurt is plain and not sweetened.

Can I freeze them?

Yes of course you can freeze the baked flatbreads for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge or in the microwave.

Can I use a different type of leavening?

I always use baking powder for my recipes. If you don’t have it, you can easily use self-rasing flour for this recipe. Do not use sourdough or instant yeast as they would not give the same result. You can also omit the leavening altogether although the flatbreads will be more dense.

plate full of mini flatbreads next to a charcuterie board

The Recipe

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plate full of mini flatbreads next to a charcuterie board

Mini Parmesan Flatbreads

Soft mini Parmesan flatbreads, the perfect addition to your Italian style charcuterie board for game night or any dinner party.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jessica – Cooking my Dreams

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Parmigiano cheese, grated

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the flour with the baking powder, salt and grated Parmigiano cheese.
  • Give it a mix then add the Greek Yogurt and mix well with a spoon.
  • Start kneading with your hands until you get a soft dough. Add more flour if it’s very sticky or a little bit more yogurt if it’s too crumbly. The final dough should be soft but not too sticky.
  • Divide the dough into quarters, then divide each quarter in half and then each piece in half again to get 16 pieces of dough.
  • Dust the cutting board with flour and roll each piece with a rolling pin or flatten then with your hands to get a disk approximately 3 inches wide (8 cm).
  • Set them aside then heat a large non-stick pan without adding any grease.
  • Add your flatbreads to the pan and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they start to lightly brown. Set the cooked flatbreads on a plate to cool down.
  • You can serve them warm or at room temperature. You can also reheat later in the microwave if you prefer them warm.

Notes

Which Yogurt should I use in this recipe? I used a 2% Greek Yogurt but you can also use full fat or 0%, as long as the Yogurt is plain and not sweetened.
Can I freeze them? Yes of course you can freeze the baked flatbreads for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge or in the microwave.
Can I use a different type of leavening? I always use baking powder for my recipes. If you don’t have it, you can easily use self-rasing flour for this recipe. Do not use sourdough or instant yeast as they would not give the same result. You can also omit the leavening altogether although the flatbreads will be denser.

Nutrition

Calories: 101 kcal | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Calcium: 119 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: International, Italian
Keyword: 20 minute recipe, aperitivo, charcuterie board, flatbread
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