Ritz Carlton Cajun Flatbread

Ritz Carlton Cajun Flatbread – one of the best things we ate in NOLA! Pre-made pizza crust topped with a béchamel sauce, andouille sausage, tasso ham, mushrooms and cheese. SO good. So glad the hotel gave me the recipe!

Ritz Carlton Cajun Flatbread - one of the best things we ate in NOLA! Pre-made pizza crust topped with a béchamel sauce, andouille sausage, tasso ham, mushrooms and cheese. SO good. So glad the hotel gave me the recipe!

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Ritz Carlton New Orleans Cajun Flatbread Recipe

Back in August, we took a quick trip to New Orleans. We had a fabulous time and ate some of the most amazing food! The last night of our trip, we were both tired and didn’t want to get back out in the heat to go to dinner. We decided to just eat at the hotel. We ordered a couple of items off the bar menu for dinner.

The food in the hotel ended up being some of the best we had on the entire trip! We both especially loved the flatbread we ordered. I asked for the recipe and the hotel graciously gave it to me! I’ve made this several times and we both love it. Chicken Legs said my version was better than the original! I might have to agree.

How to Make Cajun Flatbread

This flatbread is easy to make. Start with making the Roasted Garlic Béchamel. That is a fancy way to say garlic white sauce. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add garlic, shallots, and flour. Slowly whisk in milk and cook until the sauce thickens – about 10 minutes.

To assemble the flatbread, spread the white sauce over a precooked pizza shell. Top with mozzarella, smoked gouda, mushrooms, tasso ham, and andouille sausage. Bake just until the cheese has melted.

  • I found a cajun butcher shop in town and bought some tasso ham and andouille sausage for the flatbread.
  • You can substitute chopped ham and smoked sausage if you can’t find tasso ham and andouille sausage.
  • For the crust, use a premade pizza shell such as Boboli or Mama Mary’s.
  • You can substitute store-bought garlic Alfredo sauce for the homemade Roasted Garlic Béchamel.
  • The amount of toppings will vary based on how large your pizza crust is. Add as many or as little as you wish.
Ritz Carlton Cajun Flatbread - one of the best things we ate in NOLA! Pre-made pizza crust topped with a béchamel sauce, andouille sausage, tasso ham, mushrooms and cheese. SO good. So glad the hotel gave me the recipe!

What to Serve with Cajun Flatbread

This flatbread was SO delicious and a great reminder of our trip to New Orleans. We make this at least once a month. It is great for dinner or cut up into small pieces and served as an appetizer. We usually serve this with a salad and call it done! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this pizza:

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Ritz Carlton Cajun Flatbread

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Ritz Carlton Cajun Flatbread – one of the best things we ate in NOLA! Pre-made pizza crust topped with a béchamel sauce, andouille sausage, tasso ham, mushrooms, and cheese. SO good. So glad the hotel gave me the recipe!

Ingredients:

Roasted Garlic Béchamel

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • dash freshly grated nutmeg

Flatbread

  • thin pizza crust
  • tasso ham
  • andouille sausage
  • mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked gouda

Instructions:

Roasted Garlic Béchamel

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and shallots together until fragrant and translucent. Stir in the flour until smooth. Continue stirring as the flour cooks to a light, golden, sandy color, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and slowly whisk in milk until thickened by the roux. Bring to a gentle simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the flour has softened and not longer feels gritty to the taste, 10 to 20 minutes, then season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Flatbread

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Spread some of the roasted garlic béchamel on top of pizza crust. Top with desired amounts of tasso ham, andouille sausage, mushrooms and cheese.
  • Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Steph

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