Easy Rainbow Pesto Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Ditch complicated prep and hard-to-manage ingredients – this Easy Rainbow Pesto Veggie Flatbread Pizza is all about celebrating Pride Month with minimal effort and maximum flavor.  We’re taking advantage of store-bought brilliance to create a flatbread pizza that’s great for busy schedules or last-minute gatherings. Bite into crispy lavash flatbread as your base, topped with a layer of pre-made pesto, shredded cheese, and a rainbow of veggies for a perfect finish. It’s a fun and stress-free way to bake a pizza that bursts with both Pride spirit and deliciousness. Grab your favorite people, choose the ingredients, and get ready for a Pride pizza party that takes just minutes to prepare!

Using Prepared Ingredients for Ease

Short on time but still craving a delicious and colorful pizza? This recipe is your weeknight hero! We’ve taken advantage of Trader Joe’s pantry staples to create an easy masterpiece. Their pre-made Lavash Flatbread eliminates the need for fussy dough prep and long cooking times. The vibrant flavors of their Pesto Genovese and Quattro Formaggi cheese do the heavy lifting to make sure your creation is flavorful and simple to prepare. In just minutes, you’ll have a restaurant-worthy veggie pizza bursting with fresh flavor, all thanks to the convenience of these smart ingredients. Really pressed for time? Opt for store-bought, pre-chopped vegetables. 

A flatbread pizza topped with veggies cut up in a rainbow design sits on a black countertop.

Easy Rainbow Pesto Veggie Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Rainbow Pesto Veggie Flatbread Pizza Ingredients

  • 2 pieces Trader Joe’s Lavash Flatbread
  • 6 oz pesto, divided (we used Trader Joe’s Pesto Genovese)
  • 1-1 1/2 c  Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggi shredded cheese, divided
  • Chopped veggies of your choosing (We use grape tomatoes, orange peppers, yellow peppers, broccoli florets, and red onion to create a rainbow, but just about any veggie variety will work.)
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Rainbow Pesto Veggie Flatbread Pizza Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees while you prep your flatbread pizzas.
  2. Chop all of your vegetables. The quantities will depend upon your preference.
  3. Lightly brush the bottom of each flatbread with olive oil and place them on a cookie sheet.
  4. Spread approximately 6 tbsp of pesto on the top of each flatbread, just about to the edge. Add more if it looks too sparse. You only want just enough to cover each flatbread.
  5. Sprinkle 3/4 c (a little less, a little more, you decide) over the pesto.
  6. Arrange your veggies in a rainbow of color for Pride Month, or mix all the veggies together with 2 tsp of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste, and spread evenly across the top of the shredded cheese.
  7. Add a little torn fresh basil to the veggies before baking, or chiffonade the basil and add to the top as a fresh garnish after baking.
  8. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until the edges are browned and the veggies are cooked.

Two flatbread pizzas sitting side by side showing their thickness and rainbow veggie toppings against dark green leaves.

Tips for Adding Vegetables to Pizza

There are plenty of ways to make a veggie pizza, but some tips will help you perfect your own recipe. While bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms are great options, explore a wider variety of vegetables for something different. Asparagus, broccoli florets, thinly sliced eggplant, or even summer squash can add exciting flavor and texture. Another way to take advantage of the maximum flavor possible is by adding fresh ingredients to these roasted beauties. A sprinkle of arugula, chopped fresh herbs like basil or parsley, or a drizzle of balsamic glaze brings out the flavors you’ve baked into your flatbread without overpowering them.

Wrap Up

Our Easy Rainbow Pesto Veggie Flatbread Pizza makes every Pride gathering a delicious one with fresh vegetables, a flavorful pesto sauce, and simple preparation. Experiment with different types of vegetables or let each member of your family or friend group make their own personalized rainbow. Either way, we’re sure this flatbread will make your Pride Month vibrant and beautiful.

Recipe and Styling by Star Laliberte / Story by Kylie Thomas / Photography by Jeff Swensen

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