High Protein Lavash Bread Pizza (in under 10 minutes!)

This quick and easy lavash bread pizza is done in less than 10 minutes, is high protein and so so delicious! If you’re a pizza lover looking for ways to eat a bit healthier, give this one a try.

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Lavash bread pizza topped with arugula and cut into slices.

Why you’ll love this

Thin crust pizza lovers, you definitely don’t want to miss this one! This lavash flatbread pizza uses lavash bread for a thin and crispy pizza crust that you can top with your favorite pizza toppings.

This version is high protein and even packs some veggies too with shredded chicken breast, sliced veggies, and a super easy balsamic arugula on top that takes it to the next level.

As a dietitian I’m not afraid of “real pizza”, but I love a quick and healthy pizza option like this too!

It’s perfect for busy weeknights or when you need a quick lunch because it’s truly done in just a few minutes! It’s also a great family dinner option because everyone can assemble their own pizzas!

These are so versatile and you can make a ton of different variations depending on what your favorite toppings are. There are so many different pizzas you can create with these lavash flatbread pizzas.

Let’s get into exactly what you need for this one, next!

Lavash bread pizza ingredients on a countertop with labels.

Ingredients

  1. Whole wheat Lavash bread: You’ll need lavash bread for this recipe and I especially love this one because a full flatbread has 4 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein.
  2. Pizza sauce: Use whatever your favorite pizza sauce or marinara sauce is. I love this one from Whole Foods.
  3. Shredded chicken: This is a great way to use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken you have on hand. It bumps up the protein and goes perfectly with cheese and sauce!
  4. Mozzarella cheese: I always go with mozzarella cheese or a pizza-blend. Grab pre-shredded to save some time!
  5. Parmesan cheese: You can do whatever mix of cheese you enjoy most, but I think parmesan and mozzarella go perfectly together. You can also use cheddar, monterey jack, or even feta!
  6. Pizza topping veggies: For easy pizza veggies I like to do bell peppers, red onions and mushrooms. They cook quickly so they’re perfect, but you can use any you like. Just slice them into small pieces to avoid making the pizza too heavy.
  7. Olives: I love adding kalamata olives for tons of salty flavor. Black olives would also be great. Feel free to skip if you’re not an olive lover!
  8. Easy arugula salad topping: This quick tossed arugula really makes a huge difference in how delicious this pizza is because it adds the perfect amount of fresh peppery flavor and tanginess from the arugula and balsamic vinegar. You’ll need:
    • Baby arugula
    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Olive oil
    • Salt + pepper

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and place your lavash bread on top.
A process shot of lavash bread pizza with lavash bread topped with sauce.
A process shot of lavash bread pizza with lavash bread topped with sauce and cheese.
  1. Next, top each lavash sheet with tomato sauce, then cheese, then veggies. I recommend sticking with a pretty thin layer of sauce since the crust is so thin.
  2. Bake in the oven or toaster oven for 5-6 minutes until edges are browned and crispy.
A process shot of lavash bread pizza with lavash bread topped with sauce, cheese and veggies.
A lavash bread pizza baked and on a piece of parchment paper
  1. While the lavash bread pizza is baking, assemble your arugula salad. In a small bowl, add arugula, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper and toss until combined.
Arugula and balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl
Baby arugula dressed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  1. Top finished pizza with tossed arugula, slice and enjoy!
A close up shot of slices of lavash bread pizza.

Recipe FAQ

Where can I find lavash bread?

Lavash bread is usually available at most grocery stores in their bread or bakery section (my local grocery store always has it!), or you can order some right here on Amazon.

Can I reheat this?

I recommend making this fresh since the lavash bread is so thin. It tends to absorb the pizza sauce and the crust gets very soft. If reheating, I recommend using the oven or air fryer or microwave to maintain some crisp.

Can I use ground chicken or ground turkey?

Yes, absolutely! Ground chicken and ground turkey would be perfect swaps for shredded chicken breast, especially if you have leftovers on hand!

A close up of a slice of lavash bread pizza.

Variation ideas

  • Buffalo chicken lavash pizza: Top with shredded cheddar, buffalo sauce, shredded chicken and sliced green onions. Serve with ranch or blue cheese on the side.
  • Barbecue chicken lavash pizza: Use barbecue sauce as your pizza sauce and then top with cheddar, caramelized onions and shredded chicken.
  • Greek-style lavash pizza: Top your pizza with spinach, tomatoes, and feta and then drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  • Taco lavash pizza: Top your pizza with cheese, taco-seasoned ground turkey, and black beans. Serve with some shredded lettuce, fresh tomatoes and sour cream on top!
  • Vegetarian pizza: Between the high protein lavash bread and cheese, it’s easy for this to be high protein even without meat! Simply top with your favorite cheese and veggies.
  • Sun-dried tomato pizza: Top with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and feta!
  • Make it spicy by topping with red pepper flakes or hot sauce!

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A close up shot of slices of lavash bread pizza.

High Protein Lavash Bread Pizza

Quick and easy high protein lavash bread pizza made with your favorite toppings and flavors.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat lavash bread I like Joseph's
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3 oz chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup peppers sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and place your lavash bread on top.
  • Next, top lavash bread with tomato sauce, then cheese, then veggies.
  • Bake in the oven for 5-6 minutes.
  • While the lavash bread pizza is baking, assemble your arugula salad. In a small bowl, add arugula, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper and toss until combined.
  • When finished, pizza will have thin and crispy edges. Top with tossed arugula, slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1665mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1274IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 447mg | Iron: 2mg

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