Roasted Corn and Cauliflower BBQ Flatbread

Flatbreads are so versatile and make for a tasty breakfast, lunch, dinner or appetizer. These are one of my favorite meals to throw together when I am in a hurry or I have random things in my refrigerator. For me, a good flatbread has simple ingredients with high flavor. This flatbread features some tasty vegetables roasted and drizzled with BBQ sauce.

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What is the difference between a flatbread and pizza?

The difference is the type of dough used. Flatbreads generally are made with an unleavened dough while pizza dough typically has yeast. You can make your own flatbread or you can buy it from you local store. There are white and wheat varieties of flatbreads available.

What is the best cheese to use on a flatbread?The options are endless but these are my favorites:

  • Gorgonzola
  • Goat cheese
  • Brie
  • Feta
  • Cheddar

How many toppings should I put on a flatbread?

Try to limit toppings to no more than 5 main items. Herbs and spices should be added to optimize flavor without taking up too much space on the flatbread. If you’re more of a pizza fan, check out this Tuscany Chicken Pizza.

Does barbecue sauce have too much sugar?

Generally speaking, most bbq sauce does contain sugar, vinegar and tomato. However, sugar in moderation can be extremely satisfying to our palates and a great accompaniment to many dishes. If you purchase a brown sugar or honey bbq style, they can be higher in sugar than original style sauce. If excess sugar is something you are concerned with, purchase original style vs honey or brown sugar varieties.

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The good in this?

Let’s talk corn. Corn provides fiber, b vitamins, potassium and Vitamin C. It is considered a starchy vegetable which mean it provides carbohydrates that our body can convert to glucose for energy. Corn is also a great option for those with gluten intolerances and can be used in many dishes and in many different forms.

Roasted Corn and Cauliflower BBQ Flatbread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head cauliflower small-medium
  • 1 cup corn frozen, fresh, or canned
  • 1 cup packed spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ounce goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce + more for topping
  • parsley, chopped optional
  • 2 Artisan flatbreads

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Remove cauliflower florets from stalk. Clean and pat dry with paper towel. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  • On large sheet pan, place cauliflower and corn. Drizzle with olive oil, paprika, chili powder and salt. Toss to combine. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until cauliflower and corn has a slight char.
  • Once vegetables are done roasting, top each flatbread with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, fresh chopped spinach, roasted vegetables, goat cheese and fresh parsley. Drizzle with additional barbecue sauce if desired.

Notes

Flatbread can be warmed in oven prior to adding toppings if desired. 

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