An Easy & Delicious Fall Flatbread for Thanksgiving

Impress your friends and family with this fall flatbread. Bring to your next fall gathering or as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. 

Easy & Delicious Fall Flatbread with Butternut Squash and Apples | Easy Fall Appetizer | Louella Reese

This flatbread may look familiar if you read Tuesday’s post on Fall Wine & Appetizer pairings. I received several messages for the recipes from the post that I decided to put together a couple of posts containing them. To kick off the recipe posts, I’m sharing the star of the show (in my opinion) the Butternut Squash & Apple Fall Flatbread. This flatbread absolutely screams fall with creamy butternut squash puree, crisp Granny Smith apples, hints of cinnamon and maple syrup, and finally the buttery pecans. That’s about as much fall as you can fit into one dish! 

With fall and the holidays, comes lots of get togethers. There’s potlucks at your office, Friendsgiving with your besties, family dinners with every side of the family, and Thanksgiving. Lots of occasions that require lots of food! While we all have our traditional dishes we like to make, sweet potato casserole, maple brussels sprouts with bacon, macaroni and cheese to name a few. However, it can be quite fun to spice it up a bit with a new recipe. Especially when you are trying to wow your friends or tough to impress mother-in-law. 

Enter a delicious fall flatbread. One that is easy, mouthwatering and honestly pretty healthy! The best part, you can simplify the flatbread even further by buying pre-cut and pre-made versions of the ingredients. Don’t we all love simplifying things during the holiday season when time is feeling a little extra tight! If you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s near you that would my grocery store suggestion when picking up items for this recipe. That is where I shopped and they not only had everything but how ALL of those pre-cut and pre-made versions of the ingredients.

Aside from the amazing taste of this fall flatbread, it is also incredibly beautiful! With all of those fall ingredients it is packed with rich fall hues – yellow, green, orange and brown. My suggestion is to serve the flatbread on a wood serving board/cheese board after cutting the flatbread into slices. Doing so perfectly displays your fall creation while also making it easy for your guests to grab a single slice…and then come back for more! 

Easy & Delicious Fall Flatbread with Butternut Squash and Apples | Easy Fall Appetizer | Louella Reese
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Butternut Squash & Apple Fall Flatbread 

Ingredients
  • 3 cups pre-cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon goat cheese 
  • pre-made butternut squash pizza crust – found at Trader Joe’s
Instructions
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine the butternut squash, olive oil, and cinnamon in a bowl and toss until evenly coated. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes – until tender.
While the squash is roasting, chop the kale, apple, and pecans. Add to a bowl and toss to combine, set bowl aside.
After the squash is done roasting, transfer into a food processor or blender and add the maple syrup. Process until completely smooth.
Follow instruction on the package of your pre-made butternut squash pizza crust.
Top the dough evenly with the butternut squash puree. Add apple, pecan, and kale mix. Add goat cheese. Add additional goat cheese if you want a cheesier flatbread.
Up the temperature of the oven to 425°F and bake the flatbread for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is just golden brown and goat cheese is slightly melted.
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Butternut Squash & Apple Fall Flatbread
Fall in flatbread form. This butternut squash flatbread is packed with fall flavors including crisp apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, pecans, and goat cheese. Plus two servings of butternut squash – the crust and the puree (sauce). Perfect for fall gatherings or to be served as an appetizer at Thanksgiving dinner.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups pre-cubed butternut squash
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  5. 2 cups kale
  6. 1 granny smith apple
  7. 1/4 cup pecans
  8. 1 tablespoon goat cheese
  9. pre-made butternut squash pizza crust – found at Trader Joe’s
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the butternut squash, olive oil, and cinnamon in a bowl and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes – until tender.
  4. While the squash is roasting, chop the kale, apple, and pecans. Add to a bowl and toss to combine, set bowl aside.
  5. After the squash is done roasting, transfer into a food processor or blender and add the maple syrup. Process until completely smooth.
  6. Follow instruction on the package of your pre-made butternut squash pizza crust.
  7. Top the dough evenly with the butternut squash puree.
  8. Add apple, pecan, and kale mix.
  9. Add goat cheese. Add additional goat cheese if you want a cheesier flatbread.
  10. Up the temperature of the oven to 425°F and bake the flatbread for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is just golden brown and goat cheese is slightly melted.
Louella Reese http://louellareese.com/

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30 Comments

  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    OMGOOOODNESS. This looks absolutely delish!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit 

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  2. Lizzie wrote:

    Oh wow this sounds so yummy! I definitely want to give this a try for the holidays. Thank you for the recipe <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  3. Rachel wrote:

    I am alllll about easy flatbread recipes and this one sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it this Thanksgiving!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  4. Annie wrote:

    This look so delicious! I always love your homemaking recipes, they sound amazing!

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  5. rebecca wrote:

    ok, this sounds like the PERFECT fall recipe and would be great for entertaining!

    xx rebecca

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  6. Stephanie wrote:

    I honestly wasn’t expecting this recipe to have so much sweetness in it. When I think of flatbread, I typically think savory – but this sounds mega delicious. I’ll have to suggest it to my husband when we’re experimenting some time soon!

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
    • Oh girl it is! It is still pretty savory with the goat cheese and kale but definitely has a sweet factor to it. Hope y’all love it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  7. This is right up my alley. And I love how easy your recipe is.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  8. OMG! This looks fancy and delicious lol It’s perfect for get togethers at home. Really convenient for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
    • Aw thanks gal 🙂 definitely is great for get togethers – everyone can have a slice or two. Of course – thank you for stopping by!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  9. Yum!!!! This looks so so good! I definitely want to try and make it for my fiancé !

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
    • Yay! So glad you think so 🙂 hope y’all do – let me know what you think if you end up making it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  10. I cannot believe that thanksgiving is soon! This flatbread looks yummy!!! xoxo sarah

    Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  11. Looks DELISH! I am going to make this for my next holiday party! Yum!

    Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  12. This looks delicious and right up my alley! Yum!

    Xx Taylor
    http://taylorharman.com/

    Posted 11.16.19 Reply
  13. Caitlin wrote:

    I absolutely need to make this flatbread! It looks and sounds amazing!

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  14. Morgan wrote:

    I’m so bad about sticking to the same recipes. Especially for the holidays. I need to try this to switch it up!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
    • With you gal! This year though I making myself step out and try new things. So far I have been very pleasantly surprised!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  15. Jamaria Johnson wrote:

    Flatbreads are so easy yet so filling! I will definitely have to try this one! Xo

    Posted 11.19.19 Reply