Home > Dinner > Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread November 24, 2020 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread makes for a show-stopping, flavorful holiday appetizer. These flatbreads are cooked on the grill (save that precious oven space!) and are topped with grilled butternut squash and beets. Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread Since creating this crazy delicious Harvest Bowl recipe, I have not been able to eat butternut squash any other way — once you grill it, you might not ever go back either! After grilling squash, I had the thought: why not grill beets in the same way? And so I did, and, not to sound like a broken record, but there is no other way to prepare beets! Toss those perfectly grilled beets and squash atop a flatbread with creamy goat cheese, fresh thyme, salty prosciutto and finish things off with an irresistibly sweet and tangy balsamic glaze and you’ve got the best Thanksgiving appetizer ever. These Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbreads will be on your menu every year! The Grill Is A Holiday Lifesaver! Oven space is often the trickiest part of managing Thanksgiving dinner. Just about everything needs time in the oven and for that reason alone, the grill is one of my go-to alternative cooking methods for holiday meals. Use the oven, slow cooker, and grill to have appetizers, side dishes, and main course ready and hot all at the same time so you can entertain like a pro! For this Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread, we start by grilling beets and squash. There will be leftovers of both– which are perfect to add to salads, pizzas, wraps, nourish bowls, or snack on. We love the leftover grilled veggies! How to grill beets Trim the beets. Cut the tops off the beets (save the beet greens and use them in one of these recipes!) and trim the root. Peel the beets. Completely peel the beets with a vegetable peeler. Slice. The beets should be in 1/2 -inch thick rounds. The more evenly they’re sliced, the more evenly they’ll grill. Coat. Brush a mixture of olive oil, salt and pepper all over the sliced beets. Grill. Using tongs, add the beets directly to the grill grates. Grill, flip with tongs, and grill on the other side. QUICK TIP You may want to wear gloves when working with beets, because they can stain your hands and fingernails. Also, I recommend a dark plastic cutting board, since beets will stain wood and lighter boards.And if you use a cloth kitchen towel, make sure to use a dark red one when cooking beets! How to grill butternut squash Peel. Cut off the stems at both ends and then peel the entire squash with a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Cut. Where the thinner end begins to widen around the middle, cut the squash in half. Thinly slice. Cut the entire squash into 1/2-inch thick slices. (When you get to the end with seeds, continue to cut into 1/2-inch thick slices and then use a paring knife to cut around and remove the seeds) Cut these slices into even thickness for even grilling. Coat. Brush a mixture of olive oil, salt and pepper all over the sliced squash pieces. Grill. Using tongs, add the squash slices directly to the grill grates. Grill, flip with tongs, and grill on the other side. QUICK TIP Cutting a butternut squash for this Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread can be tricky with a dull knife. Use a very sharp knife to cut it to avoid any possible injury and to make the process easier. Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread Tips Generously oil the grill grates. I do this by rolling up a few paper towels, drenching them in oil (canola or vegetable), and using tongs, rub the drenched paper towels along the grill grates. Doing this will contribute to a beautiful sear, and ensure nothing gets stuck to the grates. Watch the flatbread carefully. The bottom of the flatbread can go from perfectly browned to burnt in a matter of seconds. I recommend watching carefully and checking often until you get the feel for how long they take on your specific grill. Use a pizza peel or wide metal spatula. It’s near impossible to place and remove the naan pizza from the grill without a good, wide spatula or pizza peel. Fresh thyme. It may seem like a small detail, but the fresh thyme adds so much to these Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbreads! If you can’t find fresh, I’d add a sprinkle of dried thyme to the flatbreads. Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread: Balsamic Glaze We’ve tried these flatbreads with all kinds of balsamic glazes — use one you love best or make it homemade. We recently had Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbreads with a white balsamic reduction glaze (raspberry infused, even!) and we were obsessed with it! Mix and match balsamic glazes and add as much as you’d like to individual slices. We’ll usually drizzle the balsamic glaze on the flatbread as a whole and then add more as we slice ’em up and eat. More holiday recipes Pistachio Crusted Cheese Ball with goat cheese Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with an orange vinaigrette Crockpot Mashed Potatoes creamy slow cooked potatoes Roasted Vegetables with a delicious seasoning blend Green Bean Casserole from scratch FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread makes for a show-stopping, flavorful holiday appetizer. These flatbreads are cooked on the grill (save that precious oven space!) and are topped with grilled butternut squash and beets. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread makes for a show-stopping, flavorful holiday appetizer. These flatbreads are cooked on the grill (save that precious oven space!) and are topped with grilled butternut squash and beets. Course Appetizer Cuisine American Keyword Beet and Goat Cheese Flatbread Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Servings 2 flatbreads, with leftover grilled veggies! Calories 520kcal Cost $8.72 Ingredients2 full-sized Stonefire Naan BreadsOlive oil, salt, and pepper4 ounces goat cheese1 cup cubed grilled butternut squash 1 cup cubed grilled beets1 ounce prosciuttoFresh thyme and balsamic glaze, for toppingGrilled Squash and Beets (See Note 1)1 small (1-1/2 lbs.; 710g) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices3 tablespoons (34g) olive oil1 pound beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices2 tablespoons olive oilFine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper InstructionsGRILL: Preheat grill to medium high (400-450 degrees F.) Clean and grease grill (I rub grill grates with a vegetable oil-drenched paper towel). BUTTERNUT SQUASH: Cut off both ends and then peel the squash. Using a very sharp knife, cut the squash into 1/2-inch thick slices. When you slice where there are seeds, cut around the center with a pairing knife and then press the center seedy section out to remove. In a small bowl, combine the oil and salt and pepper (to taste; I add 1/4 teaspoon of each). Use a pastry brush to spread the oil mixture over both all sides of the squash slices. Grease grill grates and then add squash directly to heated (450 degrees F) grill grates. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until tender. Remove and then chop for the flatbreads. (Save leftover chopped squash and beets in an airtight container in the fridge to top salads with, enjoy in wraps/tacos, etc.)BEETS: Cut off both ends from the beets and peel the beets. Using a sharp knife, slice into 1/2-inch thick rounds. In a small bowl, combine the oil and salt and pepper (to taste; I add 1/8 teaspoon of each). Use a pastry brush to spread the oil mixture over both all sides of the beet slices. Grease grill grates and then add beet slices directly to heated (450 degrees F) grill grates. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side or until tender. Remove and then chop for the flatbreads.FLATBREADS: Remove flatbreads from packaging and drizzle about 1 teaspoon oil on each flatbread. Top each flatbread with about 2 ounces goat cheese and then 1/2 an ounce of prosciutto. Add grilled beet cubes and grilled butternut squash cubes. Using a metal pizza peel or large metal spatula, transfer flatbreads to clean and greased grill grates. Grill for 3-5 minutes (watch carefully!) or until flatbread is lightly browned around the edges. Use the spatula or peel to remove from the grill to a large plate or platter.FINISH: Remove flatbreads and give flatbreads a quick drizzle of olive oil. Generously top with fresh thyme and additional salt/pepper if desired. Generously drizzle balsamic glaze over flatbreads and enjoy! Video Recipe NotesNote 1: There will be leftover of both grilled beets and squash which are perfect to add to salads, pizzas, wraps, nourish bowls, or snack on. We love the leftover grilled veggies! Note 2: Calories do not include the extra grilled beets and butternut squash. Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.1g | Protein: 23.7g | Fat: 21.3g | Cholesterol: 32.5mg | Sodium: 915.3mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 9.3g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.