Recipe courtesy of Elena Besser

Burrata Flatbread with Garlicky Greens, Peas and Prosciutto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Burrata has become a staple in many Italian restaurants and is a great way to elevate any dish at home. Here, store-bought dough is turned into an easy flatbread topped with garlicky sauteed greens, lemony peas, creamy burrata, salty-sweet prosciutto and fresh herbs.



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil.
  2. Put the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Using your hands or a rolling pin shape the dough into a very thin, 12-inch round. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet. 
  3. Coat the top of the dough with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano over the dough and bake until the flatbread is golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  4. While the crust is baking, add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the kale and cook, stirring and tossing continuously, until it starts to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring often, until the garlic is tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.  
  5. Zest the lemon using a rasp grater and set aside.  
  6. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 of the lemon over the kale. Transfer the lemony kale to a bowl and set aside.  
  7. Add 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. If using fresh peas, cook until tender, about 1 minute. If using frozen peas, stir them in, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until tender, 5 to 6 minutes.  
  8. Combine 1/2 cup of the cooked peas, the remaining 1 tablespoon grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, 2 tablespoons pea-cooking water, the reserved lemon zest and the juice of the remaining 1/2 of the lemon in a mini food processor and pulse, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as necessary, until evenly processed and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.  
  9. To assemble, spread the pea puree over the flatbread, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Top with the garlicky kale. Cut the burrata into six pieces and add to the flatbread. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cooked peas, fresh herbs and prosciutto. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Enjoy.

Cook’s Note

Instead of store-bought grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, I prefer to blitz chunks of the cheese in a mini food processor. To get a chef's precision at home, try using a squeeze bottle for your olive oil.