Quick and Easy Pizza Recipe

How Easy Is This Store Cupboard Pizza?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Easy to Make

When I need a good tasty snack, or meal, in a hurry, I always turn to making a quick and easy pizza, using a naan bread or a flatbread as a base. When I am out shopping I'll pick up some vacuum-packed naan breads - these have a shelf-life of 2-3 months and are very cheap to pick up.

It's then simply a case of opening the fridge to see what I've got in there to use. Below is a typical easy pizza recipe I'd use:

Just 15 minutes from start to serving!

Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Veggie Chilli
Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Veggie Chilli | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1-2 naan breads, (or flatbreads)
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • A handful grated cheese, (any cheese you have)
  • 1 onion, (white or red)

Toppings of Your Choice

You can add any other toppings you have, or like, I've used any combination of:

  • A fresh chilli pepper
  • A tin of tuna
  • Sweetcorn
  • Red/green/yellow bell peppers
  • Pepperoni

You can also finish the pizza off with a handful of herbs, or some flavoured oils.


Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread as a base
Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread as a base | Source
Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Quick and easy pizza base
Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Quick and easy pizza base | Source
  1. Turn the oven on to warm up, to about 190 degrees Centigrade, 375 degrees Fahrenheit, Gas Mark 5.
  2. Mix up the tomato ketchup with the chilli powder in a small pot. Adjust the amount of chilli powder to your own taste.
  3. Using a teaspoon, spread the tomato ketchup base across the naan bread - spoon it on, then use the back of the spoon to spread it to the edges.
  4. Chop the onions, tomatoes and any other ingredients you've got and place these on top
  5. Top the pizzas with the grated cheese.
  6. Additional: You can sprinkle herbs or oil on top of your pizza if that's how you usually have it cooked at a pizza shop.
  7. Once the oven is hot, place your naan pizzas into the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, depending how well browned you like it.
  8. Remove the pizza from the oven, cut into pieces, serve immediately.

Naan Bread Bases

I like to use a garlic and coriander naan bread as a pizza base, but a regular, plain naan bread will do.

There are a variety of different naan breads available in shops, so keep an eye out for some unusual ones to give your easy pizza little extra lift!

Quick & Easy Pizza Recipe: Spread the pizza base on the naan breads
Quick & Easy Pizza Recipe: Spread the pizza base on the naan breads | Source
Quick & Easy Pizza Recipe: Add the cheese topping.
Quick & Easy Pizza Recipe: Add the cheese topping. | Source
Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Easy Store Cupboard Pizza Recipe: Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. | Source

This is a very flexible recipe, using your leftovers and store cupboard ingredients. I always make sure I have tomato ketchup in, which I then mix with chilli powder to make my tomato base - this works out cheaper than buying a chilli/tomato sauce.

I always have cheese in the fridge too.


The rest simply depends on what I've got available - the day I took these photos I was out of onions, hence no onion!

This pizza is perfect hot or cold.

Quick Picnic Food

Make up a couple of these pizzas, allow them to cool - then pack them up for a picnic.

Packed Lunch

One of these easy pizzas makes a great packed lunch to take to school or work.

Storage:

Once cooked, allow the pizza to cool and it can be kept in an airtight box in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Freeze:

You can freeze the pizza - simply cool it, wrap it in a freezer container or paper, then freeze. Use within 3 months for maximum taste. To reheat, defrost and then simply place in a hot oven for 4-5 minutes.

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My Cook Book 3 years ago from India

Yummy! Pics are looking great. Good recipe.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for stopping by!

These pizzas are so easy to make - some weeks that's all I eat 3x a week for my main meal.... every one slightly different as I use different toppings all the time.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

These do look easy, great when you're in a hurry.


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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

This pizza recipe looks good. All the images of the pizza look tasty and delicious. Now I want to have some. And it's good to see that it's so easy to make and takes only a short amount of time.


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earner 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comment.

It is tastier than it loo.... I wa keen to cook and eat it, so not much time for photos!

What I like is there's no pastry making and no freezer required (I don't have a freezer at the moment). The "long life" naans are easy to find and have a shelf life of 2-3 months.... and then I can chuck on the top either what I've already got in the fridge, or I can pick up 1-2 extras while I am out if I really want fresh chillies, or if I pick up some bell peppers at a good price that need using up.


Simon 3 years ago

Yummy! Nice fast pizza and pics are looking great. Ive never thought to use those naan breads as pizza bases before

awesome


Naan Bread Pizza 13 months ago

Great! Much better than cooking from scratch.

These naan bread pizzas give a good start to making a quick snack pizza without the mess/fuss of making a pizza dough and being able to vary the toppings on a whim is a great twist.

Save the planet, less washing up!

I love that it uses regular store cupboard ingredients. Voted up!

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