I love pizza and will take pretty much any flavor combination and make it into a pizza. I had just made my Delicata Squash Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing and I had extra cranberry sauce and goat cheese. Well that sounds like the perfect Fall pizza to me. Flatbreads (or basically pizza) are a great option for a party appetizer but can also be the star of a weeknight meal when paired with a salad or veggie.

This Fall-inspired flatbread is an easy appetizer, using pre-made thin pizza crusts and canned cranberry sauce. Spread a little cranberry sauce (mixed with a little orange zest and thyme) onto the crust, sprinkle with goat cheese and fresh thyme, and then bake until crisp!

Cranberry Goat Cheese Flatbread with Thyme

Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Party
Cooking Method: Oven
Condition: Diabetes, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 pre-baked pizza crusts Like Brooklyn Bred Thin Crust Pizzas
  • 1 can cranberry sauce whole berry
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp thyme chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • 8 oz goat cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Lay the pizza crusts out on 2 baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, orange zest, and thyme. Spread cranberry mixture evenly onto pizza crusts. Crumble goat cheese and sprinkle over cranberry sauce. Sprinkle with additional thyme.
  • Bake until cheese is melted and crust is crispy, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before cutting and serving. Enjoy!


Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 416mg | Fiber: 1g

Looking for more holiday appetizers?

Preparing for Halloween? Our Halloween Taco Cups and Mummy Carrot Dogs are both tasty and just so adorable!

Loving all things pumpkin? Our pumpkin-shaped Cheese Ball or our vegan Pumpkin Dip are delicious and festive!

Party appetizer tables can also include some veggies with a tasty hummus platter. Our Black Bean Hummus or Baked Hummus recipes are perfect!

At the end of the party, send guests home with a loaf of Pumpkin Cranberry Bread as a parting gift!


An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.