Like to make easy, homemade pizza? Use naan bread as the crust in this simple naan pizza recipe and enjoy a delicious, fast weeknight meal.
Imagine your favorite vegetarian pizza flatbread recipes… but quicker and easier and better. That’s exactly what naan pizza is! It’s delicious cheesiness atop fluffy naan made complete with whatever toppings your heart desires.
Using naan bread for an easy homemade pizza crust is the perfect way to transform your meal into something hearty and delightful. Plus, the personal-sized portions make it perfect for DIY pizza night!
Dive into making your very own naan bread or grab some at the store, and let’s get started!
How to make naan pizza
It couldn’t be simpler unless it made itself! This naan pizza recipe can be made with your eyes closed. Just brown the bread, assemble the ingredients, and bake! The whole shebang takes only 15 minutes, and that includes the baking time.
Step 1: Brown the naan
Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Once hot, place the naan directly on the racks and cook for 2 minutes. Flip carefully with tongs, and then cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the naan from the oven. This will toast up our naan so that it can support our pizza toppings without going all flimsy.
Step 2: Assemble the ingredients
Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce onto each naan, followed by ¼ cup of mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of either shredded cheddar or parmesan. (I love using cheddar because it tastes like Boston’s famous Lynwood Pizza!)
Step 3: Bake the pizza
Carefully place the naan directly on the oven racks and bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
Step 4: Serve
Allow to cool slightly, and then cut into slices and top with fresh basil and crushed pepper.
Naan pizza recipes & topping ideas
Now for the fun part… the naan pizza topping ideas! Depending on your mood and what your kitchen has in stock, use these combos as your guides for creating the best naan pizzas around. Do-it-yourself pizza topping bar, anyone?!
This first option is just as refreshing as it is delicious! Add feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives for a Mediterranean pizza.
Go with a Mexican style pizza by adding a Mexican cheese blend, diced tomatoes, and diced jalapeños! You could even add Street Corn Salad – it makes a delicious topping!
Go the classic Caprese route by adding pesto and tomatoes. You could also skip the shredded mozzarella and use fresh slices instead!
In the mood for extra cheese? Create a three cheese pizza by layering on the mozzarella, cheddar, and a third cheese of your choice. Pepperjack, parmesan, romano, or asiago make great options!
Stick with classic cheese and pepperoni with this delicious Seitan Pepperoni topping. It’s to die for!
Time for a Pizza Party
Want some more delicious pizza ideas? I’ve got you covered. Here are some more of my favorites that land just as high on the flavor scale as this naan rendition.
- Mushroom Truffle Pizza
- Goat Cheese Pizza with Mushrooms and White Sauce
- Asparagus Pizza with Burrata and Arugula
- Veggie Pizza
- Air Fryer Pizza
- Prep: Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Once hot, place naan directly on the racks and cook for 2 minutes. Flip carefully with tongs, then cook for another 2 minutes. Remove naan from the oven.
- Assemble: Spread 2 Tbsp of sauce onto each naan, followed by ¼ cup of mozzarella and 2 Tbsp of either cheddar or parmesan.
- Bake: Carefully place naan directly on the oven racks and bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
- Serve: Allow to cool slightly, then cut into slices and top with fresh basil and crushed pepper.