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Naan Pizza

This naan pizza recipe is super quick, easy and perfect for a busy weeknight! You can choose a soft or crispy crust topped off with yummy pizza sauce, melted cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. It takes only 20 minutes from start to finish which means you can enjoy homemade pizza any day of the week.

Pizza fixings on naan bread.

Naan bread pizza is a great way to turn any night into pizza night while saving time on pizza prep.

While you can certainly use homemade naan, a store-bought naan or pita bread will help you quickly prepare delicious, individual pizzas the whole family will rave about.

Why this Naan Pizza Recipe Works

Skip out on making pizza dough and go for these easy naan pizzas instead! They’ll be on the table in no time and are great for all eaters. Plus, they eliminate the need for everyone to agree on one pizza type.

Mini naan pizzas are a fun way to let everyone build their own pizzas with their favorite toppings.

Our naan pizza recipe is:

  • simple and delicious
  • perfect for busy nights when a quick dinner is a must!
  • versatile and easy to customize to fit everyone’s personal preferences

Ingredients Needed

Naan makes the perfect pizza base and from there, the options are endless!

Top it with tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, creamy white garlic pizza sauce, homemade pesto, or herbed butter.

To make naan pizza, you will need these simple ingredients:

  • baked naan (you can choose large or mini naan breads)
  • pizza sauce
  • shredded cheese of choice (shredded mozzarella cheese, fontina, Gouda and Jack cheese are all great options)
  • favorite variety of toppings
    • For meat lovers: pepperoni, cooked sausage, prosciutto, cooked bacon crumbles, diced ham, leftover steak or roast beef, or pulled pork.
    • Other topping ideas: spinach, fresh mozzarella, red onions, roasted tomatoes, olives, pineapple, sliced mushrooms, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, fresh basil leaves, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese

How to Make Easy Naan Pizza

The assembly is simple and you can choose a variety of meat toppings or vegetable toppings to create your favorite pizza combinations!

Here’s a quick look at the process but be sure scroll to the bottom of the page to view the full instructions in the printable recipe card below.

Spread on your favorite pizza sauce, layer the toppings, set the pizzas on a baking sheet and bake them for just a few minutes until the cheese melts and gets bubbly. It’s that simple!

A collage of four pizzas showing how to assemble pizza on naan bread.

Here’s a pro tip: you only need a few toppings on each pizza. If you make the topping layer too thick, the pizzas will take longer to bake and the flatbread crust can burn.

A sprinkle of fresh basil, crushed red pepper, or a drizzle of olive oil are a few guaranteed ways to elevate naan flatbread pizza.

Recipe Tips for the Best Results

  • For a naan pizza with a crispy crust: bake each naan for 2-3 minutes per side before assembling the pizzas.
  • If you’re using meat toppings, make sure the meat is completely cooked before layering it onto the naan pizzas. They don’t need to cook very long so don’t use raw meat unless you like rare tuna or rare beef.
  • If you’d like cooked vegetables on top of the pizza, you will need to cook them prior to assembling the pizza since most raw veggies won’t cook completely during the bake time. By the way, caramelized onions make a delicious topping.
  • If you’re using homemade naan, bake the dough for the naan bread before you assemble the pizzas because naan dough puffs up while it bakes. Try making our einkorn naan with onions.
  • To bake in a pizza oven: Preheat the pizza oven until the stone reaches a temperature of 450°F to 500°F. Place the naan pizzas directly on the stone and turn every 45 to 60 seconds until the cheese melts completely.
  • You can store any leftover pizza in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. They also freeze well and will keep up to three months.
  • To reheat, let frozen pizzas thaw completely then heat in the oven at 350°F for 5 to 8 minutes. Alternatively, place frozen pizzas in the oven at 325°F for 15 minutes. 
Naan bread pizza with vegetables.

Delicious pizza is just a few minutes away with this simple recipe that makes the most of minimal ingredients. The fun part is building the pizza with your toppings of choice- it’s enjoyable for kids and adults alike! Serve it with a strawberry spinach salad or a tossed green salad for an easy meal.

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Pizza fixings on a naan bread.

Naan Pizza

Yield: 4 to 6 individual naan pizzas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This naan pizza recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Make it with a soft or crispy crust and top it off with sauce and gooey cheese. You can even add your favorite vegetables or meat!

The best part? This recipe only takes 20 minutes from start to finish so it's perfect for when you don't have time to spend hours in the kitchen cooking dinner. It also makes an easy way to have a pizza night party for the kids.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 baked naan breads (purchased or homemade
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese, (mozzarella, fontina, Gouda, and Jack cheese melt well)1/4
  • Additional toppings as desired (see below for ideas)

Pizza toppings for meat lovers

  • Pepperoni
  • Cooked sausage, crumbled
  • Prosciutto
  • Cooked bacon crumbles
  • Ham, finely diced
  • Leftover steak or roast beef
  • Pulled pork

More pizza topping ideas

  • Spinach
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Pineapple bits
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Artichoke hearts, sliced
  • Red peppers, sliced (raw or roasted)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

Ideas for pizza sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. See the notes if you want a crispy crust. 
  2. Place the naan bread on a baking sheet. Spread 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce over the top of each naan bread. 
  3. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
  4. Add toppings of choice. You only need a small handful of toppings per pizza. If you get carried away and make the toppings too thick, the pizzas will take longer to bake and the crust can burn.
  5. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until the cheese melts and gets bubbly. 
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil and crushed red pepper if desired. 

Notes

  • For a crispy crust: Before you add the sauce, place each of the naan bread pieces directly on the oven grate and bake for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until they get crispy. Top with sauce and toppings then bake on the baking rack for 7 to 9 minutes until the cheese melts. 
  • For meat toppings: Make sure meat gets completely cooked before you assemble and bake the naan pizzas. 
  • If you want cooked vegetables on top of your naan pizza, you will need to cook the vegetables prior to assembling the pizza. Most raw vegetables will not cook completely before the naan pizza is finished cooking. 
  • If you pile a thick layer of cheese and toppings on the naan bread you will need to increase the baking time to get the cheese to melt.
  • Using homemade naan bread? Bake the dough for the naan bread before you assemble the pizzas. Since naan dough puffs up while it bakes, it works best to bake the naan bread first. 
  • To bake in a pizza oven: Preheat the pizza oven until the stone reaches a temperature of 450°F to 500°F. Place the pizzas directly on the stone and turn every 45 to 60 seconds until the cheese melts completely 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. You can freeze the naan pizzas for up to three months. 
  • To reheat, let frozen pizzas thaw completely then heat in the oven at 350°F for 5 to 8 minutes. Alternatively, place frozen pizzas in the oven at 325°F for 15 minutes. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 naan pizza
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 774mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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