Bacon and Mushroom Flatbread with Shaved Asparagus and Ricotta
Coming together in less than 20 minutes, this mushroom flatbread with bacon, ricotta, and shaved asparagus is the perfect quick and easy summer lunch or dinner. You’ll love the contrast of fresh and rich flavors!
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I have a daily struggle between wanting to eat really good, restaurant-quality food every single day (every single meal!) and also wanting to do the bare minimum amount of work. It’s true. I really do love to cook (given the fact that I have a business based on just that), but it’s hard with a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old. And I’m not even going to pretend it’s not hard for those of you that don’t have kids at home with you. Some days I’d really just rather be hanging out with my family rather than cooking for hours. Or just sitting down.
This bacon and mushroom flatbread is the perfect solution. It comes together in minutes, especially if you have the bacon cooked in advance. One of the things I love about Flatout’s Artisan Thin Pizza crust is that it cooks in 10 minutes, or even less, depending on what you top it with. It gets ultra crispy and holds up really well to substantial amounts of toppings.
How to make this mushroom flatbread:
I wanted to keep this mushroom flatbread pretty simple and clean — the way I typically love my food. I spritzed the crust with olive oil to help it get extra crisp and golden brown, and then gave it a quick pre-bake (only 2 minutes!).
After that, I added sauteed mushrooms (you’ll want to saute them first so they don’t release all their moisture onto your pizza crust), dollops of ricotta cheese, crispy bacon, and beautiful ribbons of asparagus. Those ribbons are super easy to make. You snip the tough end off the asparagus as you normally would and then you lay the asparagus flat on a cutting board. Using a vegetable peeler, you peel off ribbons. I kept the tops and also put those on the mushroom flatbread so that they wouldn’t go to waste.
When the mushroom flatbreads came out of the oven, I drizzled them with balsamic reduction and a little bit of really good extra virgin olive oil. It was the perfect lunch!
Want more flatbread pizzas? I know I do! Try these:
- Kale Flatbread with Parmesan and Sundried Tomatoes
- Pesto Flatbread Pizza with Fried Egg and Arugula
- Ricotta Flatbread with Bacon, Squash, Apples, and Maple Pepitas
- Pita Flatbread with Asparagus and Herbed Cottage Cheese
- Tuna White Bean Salad Flatbread Pizza
- Flatbread with Hummus and Vegetables
- 15 Minute Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza, a favorite by Let the Baking Begin.
- Kid Friendly Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas by Bless This Mess.
- 3 Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or bacon grease
- 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 10-12 stalks of asparagus, cut into ribbons
- 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta
- 3 tablespoons cooked and crumbled or chopped bacon
- Balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Lay out three Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crusts on a baking sheet and spray or brush with a bit of olive oil (it’s optional but makes the crusts a pretty golden brown).
- In a frying pan, heat olive oil or bacon grease over medium-high heat and add sliced mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
- Place crusts in preheated oven and prebake for 2 minutes.
- Remove from oven and carefully add mushrooms, asparagus ribbons and tops, ricotta (in dollops), and bacon.
- Bake again for 4-6 minutes or until everything is heated through and crust is crispy.
- Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve immediately.
Thick asparagus works best for making ribbons.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 flatbread
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 652 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 947mg Carbohydrates: 95g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 23g
Husband’s take: No complaints from the peanut gallery on this one.
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Disclosure: I’m excited to partner with Flatout Flatbread to bring you quick and delicious recipes like this mushroom flatbread. I have been compensated for my time but all opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands we love and use in our own home.