Thai Curry Pizza with Naan Bread

Love naan and curry? This Thai curry pizza is a fast and easy dinner recipe that’s a unique naan pizza idea, featuring curry paste, cashews, and cilantro.

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I’m far from the first person to bring up the idea of online perfection. Those stylized photographs of quinoa bowls and waffle stacks and bright-white clean kitchens are an idealized version of reality. These images can present a myth of perfection. But of course behind each of them are real people, people with cracks and blemishes and insecurities. People who are simply seeking to capture beauty among the imperfectness of this life.

I know from experience, behind each gorgeous image are at least 127 terrible ones of the same shot. And I’m certain the lives of the people behind the images are littered with imperfections too, just like mine! We’re all human. And we’ve all gotta eat! So here’s a simple weeknight recipe for those times when you have energy for nothing more than picking up some simple ingredients from the store. It’s our Thai curry pizza with naan bread, and it’s darn good too.

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How to make curry pizza

So, what’s curry pizza anyway? In this recipe we tried something completely different than the typical way to eat naan and curry. Asian-style pizza isn’t common, but we decided to try something out of the box with this curry pizza recipe. We found that the combination of Thai curry paste mixed with canned tomatoes makes for an ultra delicious pizza sauce! To bring in the Thai curry vibe to the toppings, over the mozzarella cheese we added cashews, thinly sliced green onions and cilantro. The toppings are very simple, but the flavor that’s achieved is unique and intense! We’re all about fusion recipes like Greek QuesadillasMexican Pizza, and Mexican Lasagna, so the fusion of Thai curry and pizza was right up our alley.

Related: Make a naan pizza with Best Margherita Pizza toppings instead!

Thai Curry Pizza with Naan Bread | Naan and curry

Naan pizza ideas

Making naan pizza is one of our favorite ways to make a fast and easy dinner recipe. When we make naan pizza, we pre-bake the naan to make a lightly crispy crust. Then we add the toppings and bake for another few minutes until the cheese is melted. That’s it! It’s so simple and such and easy way to make a weeknight meal. One pizza per person works well if served with a large salad; if cooking for big appetites you may want to plan for 1 ½ to 2 per serving.

Looking for naan pizza ideas? Outside of this Thai curry pizza, we have a few more naan and pita pizza ideas that we’ve made and love:

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This recipe is…

This Thai curry pizza with naan bread recipe is vegetarian. For gluten free, use gluten free flatbread or naan bread.

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Thai Curry Pizza with Naan Bread


1 Star (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Love naan and curry? This Thai curry pizza is a fast and easy dinner recipe that’s a unique naan pizza idea, featuring curry paste, cashews, and cilantro.


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Ingredients

  • 4 pieces naan bread
  • 15 ounces Muir Glen crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place naan directly on the oven grate and pre-bake 3 to 4 minutes per side until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine Muir Glen crushed fire-roasted tomatoes with red curry paste, Sriracha, and a few pinches of kosher salt.
  3. Thinly slice the red pepper. Thinly slice the green onions.
  4. When the naan is ready, spread each with the tomato mixture, then top with mozzarella cheese, vegetables, cashews, and a sprinkle of kosher salt. Bake for 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the cilantro. Remove the pizza from the oven and garnish with a few cilantro leaves. Slice and serve immediately.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Thai Inspired

Keywords: Pita Pizza, Pizza, Italian, Thai, Pizza Sauce, Cheese, Vegetarian, Fast, Curry Paste, Thai Pizza, 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.

12 Comments

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    July 6, 2015 at 7:45 am

    This is such a cool idea!!! I love the curry paste on this. OMG!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    July 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Such a thoughtful post. I can totally relate. You guys do such an amazing job with your blog, despite the occasional crack! This idea for Thai pizza sounds incredibly delicious – can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Reply
    Erin@WellPlated
    July 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I love this beautiful, honest reflection (and have reheated many a pizza slice). Thanks for sharing it with openness, and I love the idea of combining a little Thai with a little Italian!

  • Reply
    Erica
    July 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    A beautiful post, and really hits home for a newbie food blogger like me! And this pizza looks so amazing, I love Thai flavors. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful sunny (finally!) Indianapolis weather!

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    sara
    July 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I used to love this Thai-inspired pizza at a place in my college town that I had completely forgotten about – thanks for the reminder and inspiration.

    Even if you hadn’t mentioned it in your last post, I can tell you’ve been reading some Brene! I have a long way to go on the path to authenticity and vulnerability, but it’s a comforting reminder that there are plenty of us on the same road!

  • Reply
    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    July 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    What a candid read. Your words painted the perfect picture of what’s it’s like to live with imperfection. ;-) Thank you for being honest and real and willing to embrace the cracks and flaws. In a time when the majority of what we see are those “perfect” snapshots of other’s lives, it can seem that social media is more harmful than helpful. This is why I love your blog. Love the flavor combo in this pizza too!

  • Reply
    Maja
    July 7, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Looks amazing! I would try new pizza toppings a lot more if my BF wouldnt only like the classic pizza.. An he has the guts to call himself a pizza expert :P
    x M.
    http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/

  • Reply
    Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen
    July 8, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Your writing always makes me smile. Beautifully written post! And the pizza looks incredible!!

  • Reply
    CakePants
    July 9, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I’ve never had an Asian-inspired pizza, but I can’t wait to try this! I especially love the addition of cashews.

  • Reply
    Chris
    July 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Life is certainly messy. And it helps to remember, it’s not just us. Everybody has something beneath the surface, and it’s often a struggle. But the more people talk about struggles, the more we realize how together in this messy life we truly are (even in this internet friendship world). You express your vulnerability and struggles in a way that can help others see, and hopefully share, their own. For some reason, I just got the image of the “Hands Across America” from, I think, the 80’s in my head. Sappy, but cool.

    And, the pizza… Oh my.

  • Reply
    Skinnyrunning
    July 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I love the inventive flavors. I sometimes use pesto for pizza but never thought of using curry paste. I will have to try this. http://www.skinnyrunning.wordpress.com

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    Anonymous
    June 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Great! Just as a heads up, you can add grilled chicken to the pizza as well… I just grilled the chicken, cut it into strips, and massaged some curry powder and Sriracha into the chicken, and then cooked it with the rest of the pizza. Great way to add some protein, and kudos to the author for a great recipe!

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