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Barbecue Baked Flatbread Pizza

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Updated 1/14/2024

Most gas barbecue grills will do an amazing job acting like a pizza oven. By following the tips bellow you should have great success.

Pizza’s worldwide popularity comes from its versatility and its variations. But did you know, the flatbread pizza concept has been around since ancient times among Mediterranean cultures. While Naples may have introduced the first pizzas of the modern era, its ancient precursor is actually flatbread served with a variety of toppings.

Personal Pizzas

Of course, everyone has their personal preference. And that’s why this recipe and the portions are perfect for making personal pizzas. The combination of possible toppings is extensive. What’s more, you can choose toppings that cater to specific dietary needs. For example, make one pizza vegetarian and the other for meat lovers. Or use lactose-free cheese or gluten-free flatbread.

Crust and sauce options

The foundation for most pizzas is the crust and the sauce. And since we’re going for simplicity here, flatbreads will do the trick. Good choices are naan bread or pocketless pitas. Then for the sauce, either go with a ready-made pizza sauce, marinara or homemade. For homemade, simply use a plain tomato sauce or passata then sprinkle with an Italian seasoning blend. Use either a store-bought blend or make your own using equal parts basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme and marjoram. Then, sprinkle on a little garlic salt and some chili flakes if you like it spicy.

Barbecue baked flatbread pizza

Some classic combinations

  • Margherita Pizza:
    • Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, drizzle of olive oil.
  • Pepperoni Classic:
    • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices.
  • Vegetarian Delight:
    • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, red onions, black olives, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, spinach.
  • Hawaiian Paradise:
    • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, pineapple.
  • Barbecue Chicken:
    • Barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese, cooked and shredded chicken, red onion.
  • Meat Lovers:
    • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham.
  • Caprese Pizza:
    • Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, balsamic glaze.
  • Pesto Chicken:
    • Pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese, cooked and shredded chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts.
  • Greek Pizza:
    • Seasoned olive oil, spinach, diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, olives.
  • Pizza Capricciosa:
    • Tomato sauce, fresh mozzerella cheese, artichokes, mushrooms, ham, black olives.

Either choose from the classic pizza varieties above or create your own.

In the recipe below we’ll make pizza capricciosa and Greek pizza.

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Barbecue Baked Flatbread Pizza

Kevin Lamoureux
Barbecue baked flatbread pizza is the perfect snack at a summer gathering or serve as an individual-size pizza for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine Fusion, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 501 kcal


  • 1 gas barbecue grill (mulitple burners are required)
  • 2 cookie sheets or baking trays


Pizza Capricciosa

  • 2 flat breads naan, or pita with no pocket
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup cremini mushrooms sliced
  • ½ cup marinated artichoke chopped
  • ¼ cup black olives pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup prosciutto cotto Italian cooked ham
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Greek Pizza

  • 2 flat breads naan, or pita with no pocket
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup green peppers chopped
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ cup olives pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Preheat your multi-burner gas barbecue to high and close the cover. If you have a thermometer, get the temperature up to about 500℉.
  • Prepare the topping ingredients.
  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Place the flatbreads on the trays.
  • Spread the marinara sauce onto the two capricciosa pizza. Distribute evenly right to the edges of the flatbreads.
  • Spoon the olive oil onto the two Greek pizzas and spread evenly on the bread right to the edges. Season with oregano, garlic salt and black pepper.
  • Evenly distribute the appropriate topping ingredients to each of the pizzas. Leave the cheese for last and sprinkle on top.
  • Reduce the temperature to low on the barbecue burner(s) where you’ll place the cookie sheets and leave the other(s) on high to maintain a temperature of at least 450℉.
  • Place one tray at a time (with two pizzas) on the rack of the low burner side of the barbecue then close the cover.
  • Cook for about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the temperature. Check after about 5 minutes to make sure the underside of the bread is not burning. Turn off the burner(s) directly below the tray if they are starting to burn the bread. They are done when the bread is slightly crisp, lightly toasted on the bottom and the cheese is bubbling.


Slice with a pizza cutter into wedges if serving as an appetizer for 8 to 10 people or serve whole as an individual pizza for four.
Per serving
Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Iron: 5mg
Keyword cheese, flatbread, naan, pita, pizza

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