German Pizza

Learn how to make a fast and easy version of a popular German snack, named Flammkuchen or often called German pizza. This snack is especially popular in the South of Germany and the Alsace region of France. If you love thin crust pizza you will like this snack with it´s thin, crispy crust.

German Pizza - Flammkuchen

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine French, German
Servings 2 Sheets



  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water


  • 3 large onions
  • 4 oz. bacon bits
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. green onions optional


  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  • Add all ingredients for the dough to a bowl and knead for about 10 min.
  • Peel and cut the onions into halves. Slice them finely.
  • Add 1/8 cup water to a large non-stick pan and fry the onions until translucent.
  • Mix sour cream, heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Spread the sour cream mixture evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle with bacon bits and onion slices.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 min. at 450 F.
  • Sprinkle with finely sliced green onions. (optional)