Pesto Flatbread Pizza with Fried Egg and Arugula

This pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect thing to get you out of your lunch rut. Ready in 15 minutes, it’s a quick and easy way to have a flavorful and filling lunch.

This pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect thing to get you out of your lunch rut. Ready in 15 minutes, it's a quick and easy way to have a flavorful and filling lunch. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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Lately my precious E (she’s six now) has been having tummy troubles. I won’t go into details because…umm…food blog, but things definitely are not normal. After a visit to the doctor, we’re trying a lactose free diet for a week. She’s being a pretty good sport about it, despite some of her favorite foods being yogurt and cheese and other dairy products. I stocked up on lactose free milk and we’re getting creative with the rest of it.

But, I’m glad I’m not her right now. Don’t tell her that, though. Her sweet brother keeps saying, “I wish I was E so she could eat whatever she wanted.” Which is actually kind of funny considering he can’t eat anything with peanuts, tree nuts, or sesame products, but it’s a sweet sentiment nonetheless.

This pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect thing to get you out of your lunch rut. Ready in 15 minutes, it's a quick and easy way to have a flavorful and filling lunch.

Meanwhile, I’m over here hoarding all the cheese and eating it when she’s not looking.

This pesto flatbread pizza was the perfect lunch on a busy recipe development day. Quick, easy, and ultra flavorful with a pack of protein from the egg, cheese, and even the pesto.

This pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect thing to get you out of your lunch rut. Ready in 15 minutes, it's a quick and easy way to have a flavorful and filling lunch.

I didn’t want to go classic caprese with this (been there, done that with this mozzarella stuffed turkey burger, zucchini noodle mason jar salad, and hot caprese dip), but I did draw flavors of it with the basil pesto and fresh mozzarella. I added shredded carrots for flavor, nutrition, and a pop of color. They add a subtle sweetness that is a great contrast rich pesto. And of course we have that glorious runny-yolk egg, the crown glory of this pesto flatbread. Topped with fresh arugula for a bright and slightly spicy finish, this pesto flatbread pizza has it all.

Did I mention it’s ready in less than 15 minutes? More time for me to figure out what to feed E.

By the way, all Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts (like the one I used in this recipe) have 4 SmartPoints per flatbread and Flatout® Flatbread is now endorsed by Weight Watchers®. None of their products have added sugar — hooray!

This pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect thing to get you out of your lunch rut. Ready in 15 minutes, it's a quick and easy way to have a flavorful and filling lunch.

Pesto Flatbread Pizza with Fried Egg and Arugula

This pesto flatbread pizza is the perfect thing to get you out of your lunch rut. Ready in 15 minutes, it’s a quick and easy way to have a flavorful and filling lunch.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Flatout Rustic White Artisan Thin Pizza Crust
  • 1-2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 ounce fresh mozzarella, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • Optional: lemon juice and olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place crust on baking sheet and bake with no toppings for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully top with pesto, carrots, cheese, return to oven for 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, fry an egg in a frying pan over medium heat to your liking. In a small bowl, toss arugula with lemon juice and olive oil if desired.
  4. When cheese is melted, remove from oven and top with arugula and fried egg. Enjoy immediately.

Note: I’ve topped this with fresh tomatoes after it comes out of the oven too – I love the color and flavor they add.

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: I love this as a quick and easy lunch — or a dinner on one of Ben’s many late work nights.
Husband’s take: Who knows, I didn’t share. He said, “That looks good,” and I said, “It is.” #goodwife
Changes I would make: None are necessary but this baby is made to have fun with. Add fresh tomatoes, add different vegetables, some Parmesan cheese, anything you want!
Difficulty: Easy!

 

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11 comments

  1. Ah I can’t imagine having to go dairy-free either… I do hope it makes her feel better though!! In the meantime, this flatbread doesn’t look like the worst option in the world :) It looks delicious!!

  2. Great presentation! Beautiful shot!

  3. So delicious!  I love adding eggs to pizza or flatbread!

  4. Love easy lunches like this <3

  5. Oh this looks so scrummy and it’s so quick to make! Will be pinning for later!

  6. I’ve been DYING to try Flatout’s pizza crust. Love the gooey egg on top :)

  7. Eggs are a staple in my house. Thank you for the idea of incorporating them on a flatbread! Looks great. 

  8. I love this recipe for my family… it’s going to be our new favorite breakfast!

  9. I could eat this five days a week!

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