Monday, March 23, 2009

naan pizza: serve yourself supper party


This weekend Erwin and I hosted an impromptu dinner party with out friends Pete and Kaitlyn, of In an effort to save time and money, I challenged myself to cook the meal using ingredients I had on hand. The result was personal pizzas made with Indian naan bread and topping choices including: chicken strips, caramelized onions, homemade pesto, marinara sauce, sliced grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and shrimp.

When cruising Trader Joes last weekend on a bimonthly grocery trip, I spied the new fresh baked naan bread in the bakery section and I thought it looked a lot like pre-made pizza dough. And since I am a consistently poor pizza dough baker, the naan seemed like a way to make easy homemade pizza. The recipe is completely flexible in terms of ingedients, and the baking directions are simple.The end result was amazing - I think this might become a weekly treat.

Naan Pizza

  • Naan (we used whole wheat)
  • Fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • Pesto or marinara sauce
  • Veggies chopped (whatever you have on hand)
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Chicken strips, shrimp, etc.

Top naan with desired ingredients on a baking sheet (we lined our's with foil for easy clean up). Preheat oven to 400* and cook for 7-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.


Update: Please pardon the photo edges being cut off, I am still transitioning to Word Press, and the scale is a bit different.


  1. Mmm, cool idea! Not only do I love naan, but that is so quick and easy. What a great way to use up extra ingredients that we have on hand!

  2. The pizza looks so good... Then I scrolled a little too far to the dirty toothbrush pic and lost my appetite. =)

  3. @ Ms. Less and CB, Yep, it is amazing. Try it and let me know how you like it :)

    @ Eyre, Sorry about the post proximity to the exfoliation. I agree, kinda yucky.