Potato and Onion Flat bread

Day 62: “Real Simple Celebrations: Easy Entertaining For Every Occasion”

March 3, 2011

Sometimes taking the simplest ingredients can turn a few simple things into something magical.  To say that I loved the ease and taste of this flatbread recipe is an understatment.  Easy ingredients like refrigerated pizza dough and some sautéed onions and potatoes with a sprinkling of salt, so simple yet so tasty.  Since the low-carb revolution took over the United States many years ago, bread has been seen as a bad thing.  Baking of homemade bread has been making a comeback of sorts lately, however making bread from scratch takes time.  Opening a tube of dough and placing it on a pizza stone and layering on some ingredients could not be easier.  I love making bread. But I also love making something simple that my family will eat!

Throwing a party can be stressful for some (me, I thrive off of it!).  The editors of “Real Simple” magazine realize that their magazine is full of good tips for leading a more simple life.  Putting all those good tips into books of various themes only makes perfect sense.  So this cookbook entitled “Real Simple Celebrations: Easy Entertaining for Any Occasion” should come as no surprise.  Want to know how to decorate for a New Year’s Eve Potluck….they have this taken care of.  Want to know what food and drinks to serve at said party, they have it covered. Want to throw a baby shower….they have this taken care.  I love the tips that they give, such as have the guests write their addresses down on thank you note envelopes for any easy way for the mom-to-be to get the thank you notes written. How about all the guests bring a baby picture of themselves and they are displayed and the guests try to guess who is who?  Each chapter covers a different occasion with tips from A-Z and nothing is forgotten.  This is not only a cookbook but a go-to guide for throwing any type of party.

The Ruling: We all liked it, some more than others of course.  Youngest child wouldn’t have any pieces with onions on it.  I thought this was so easy to make.  I made it even easier than the instructions stated.  I skipped the cornmeal and forming it into a circle, and just put it on a baking stone.  I also sautéed the onions and then added the potatoes and sautéed them for a few minutes together.  I think this helped the potatoes take on more flavor.  I would defiantly make this again.  I think it would taste good with a base of pesto on it as well.  Flatbread is so versatile.  This can easily be served as a side dish for dinner, but it could also be used as an appetizer. Or even as a meal with a salad….yum!

Flatbread, page 56


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced into circles
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves picked
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal for the skillet
  • 1 package (about 1 pound) refrigerated pizza dough


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the potato, rosemary leaves, salt, and pepper and toss; set aside. Sprinkle a baking sheet with the cornmeal. Place the dough on a work surface, shape into a 12-inch round, and transfer to the prepared sheet. Spoon the potato mixture over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Slice into wedges. Serve warm or a room temperature.

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at www.ididit-fargo.com .  Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at melissa@ididit-fargo.com.  For daily organizing tips find the MS. Simplicity fan page  here.

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Filed under Appetizers, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

3 responses to “Potato and Onion Flat bread

  1. Pingback: Week in Review: March 5, 2011 | 365clevercookbooks

  2. Looks good. I love cooking with onions, especially caramelized onions. They smell soooo good when you cook them and they really add a nice flavor and panache to any dish.

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