Naan Pizza

Here’s a genius move for fast and easy dinner recipes: naan pizza! It’s faster than delivery, healthier, and tastes better. All you need is 15 minutes!

Naan pizza

Here’s our ultimate fast and easy dinner recipe: Naan Pizza! Get this: it’s faster than delivery pizza, healthier, and it tastes better. So why order out when you can make tasty pizza in? It’s for those nights where you need dinner on the table without thinking too hard. Packaged naan bread is easy to find these days, making it easy to run to the store on a naan pizza run. You’ll never need delivery or frozen pizza again! Alex and I have used this trick over and over: here’s how to do it!

How to make naan pizza

Here’s the thing. It’s not just as easy as putting toppings on naan bread! Here are our tips on how to make naan pizza:

  • Grab your favorite naan (or leftover homemade naan). It’s that Indian flatbread that comes neatly packaged in the bread or international foods aisle. Try out brands to find your favorite flavor and texture; they all vary. Or, use leftovers of our garlic naan or vegan naan.
  • Here’s the important part: prebake the naan on the oven grates! You must prebake the naan so the texture holds up like pizza crust. If you skip this step, your crust will be much too wimpy. Bake 3 minutes right on the oven grates at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, then flip and bake 2 minutes more.
  • Top with toppings and bake ~3 minutes. Then add the toppings and bake until the cheese melts. Speaking of topping…let’s chat.
Naan pizza

Try our 5 minute, outrageously tasty pizza sauce!

You might need to go with storebought pizza sauce (we get it, you’re busy). But if you have time, might we suggest our Easy Pizza Sauce? It’s made in a blender with a few simple ingredients: garlic, canned tomatoes and olive oil. And WOW is it good! The flavor is so savory, garlicky and real: you’ll feel like an Italian grandmother. We highly recommend it if you have the time!

Topping ideas for naan pizza!

This is where you can get creative! In our base recipe below, we’ve essentially made our Classic Margherita Pizza. Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil: the three colors of the Italian flag. Speaking of Italy: you may know that Alex and I are a little obsessive about our Italian-style artisan pizza. So it might surprise you that we’re making this cheater’s recipe for naan pizza too.

But don’t worry: sometimes we just don’t have time to make our famous pizza dough recipe. And naan pizza is perfect in a pinch. Because we’re pizza obsessed, we have LOTS of creative topping ideas for naan pizza. If you have time to be creative, here are lots of ideas:

  1. Pesto & tomatoes
  2. Spinach artichoke
  3. Sauteed mushrooms & herbs
  4. Taco pizza
  5. Veggie supreme (mushrooms, olives & peppers)
  6. Peppers & arugula
  7. Avocado & goat cheese
  8. Pesto & basil
  9. Sundried tomatoes, olives & feta
  10. Scrambled eggs & bell peppers
  11. Vegan pizza
  12. Truffle oil
  13. Refried beans, corn & cilantro
  14. Fresh tomatoes & goat cheese
  15. Double cheese
Vegan naan
Homemade naan leftovers work too!

How to make naan

If you’re making this as a quick weeknight meal, it’s unlikely you’ll be wanting to make your own naan. But did you know you can make homemade naan? It’s perfect for accessorizing with curries like our Vegetable Curry, Chickpea Curry or Lentil Curry. Then use leftovers for pizzas.

To make naan at home: Head to our Garlic Naan or Vegan Naan recipes. But of course if you have time to make naan for these pizzas…you might want to just go big and do pizza dough!

Naan pizza

More super quick dinners!

If you’re into quick dinners (who isn’t?), here are a few more of our speediest weeknight meals:

Naan pizza

This naan pizza recipe is…

Vegetarian. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, use the Vegan Pizza option.

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Naan pizza

Naan Pizza


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 pizzas 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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Here’s a genius move for fast and easy dinner recipes: naan pizza! It’s faster than delivery, healthier, and tastes better. All you need is 15 minutes!


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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the naan bread directly on the oven grates. Bake 3 minutes. Flip and bake another 2 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the naan from the oven grates and place them on 2 baking sheets. Spread with a thin layer of pizza sauce, then add mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of kosher salt.
  4. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with torn basil.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Naan Pizza

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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