How to Make Naan Bread Pizza

Sausage and Bacon Naan Bread Pizza is just one of the recipes featured on this page
Sausage and Bacon Naan Bread Pizza is just one of the recipes featured on this page

What is Naan Bread Pizza?

Naan bread pizza is simply a very effective fusion of Indian and Italian cuisine. An Indian naan bread is spread with tomato based sauce, followed by the pizza toppings of choice and cheese, before being baked in a hot oven. The toppings which can be included on a naan bread pizza are as varied as can be used on a conventional pizza and the result is every bit as tasty. The benefit of a naan bread pizza is that it gives pizza lovers a slight break from the norm, while still affording the traditional attractions of any other pizza.

All of the pizzas featured on this page use naan bread purchased from a supermarket, premade and requiring only reheating. Any leftover pizza from an Indian takeaway could, however, be used very effectively in precisely the same way. The tomato sauce is also standard in each instance but the sauce is very simply homemade and therefore the logical point at which to start the recipes for naan bread pizzas.

A 10" long supermarket plain naan bread
A 10" long supermarket plain naan bread
Preparing the tomato sauce for naan bread pizza
Preparing the tomato sauce for naan bread pizza

Naan Bread and Tomato Sauce for Pizza Naan

The naan breads used in each of the recipes on this page are 10" long, by about 6" at there widest part. The tomato sauce recipe described below is as required for each naan bread pizza.

Empty an 8oz can of chopped tomatoes in to a saucepan. Grate in one peeled clove of garlic with a small hand grater. Season with salt, pepper and half a teaspoon of dried basil. Put on to a high heat until a simmer is achieved. Reduce the heat and simmer as gently as possible, stirring occasionally, for fifteen to twenty minutes until a lush sauce is formed.

Remove the sauce from the heat, cover and allow to cool completely. In each of the recipes below, the sauce will be spread evenly on the naan bread, the toppings added as described and the combinations cooked in a hot oven, preheated to 450F/220C for 10 minutes.

Ham and Mushroom Naan Bread Pizza

The mushroom slices are added first to the pizza
The mushroom slices are added first to the pizza
The cheddar cheese is grated and the mozzarella chopped in to one inch strips
The cheddar cheese is grated and the mozzarella chopped in to one inch strips

Topping Ingredients

2 large closed cup mushrooms
3oz cold ham
2oz cheddar cheese
2oz pizza mozzarella cheese
1tsp freshly chopped cilantro/coriander leaf

Method

Slice the mushrooms to a thickness of about quarter of an inch and lay them on the top of the tomato sauce. tear or roughly chop the ham and arrange it on top of the mushrooms.

The cheddar cheese should be grated but the mozzarella is best sliced and chopped in ot thin, one inch strips. The two cheeses should be mixed roughly together by hand before being spread evenly on to the pizza. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

When the pizza is removed from the oven and transferred to the serving plate, the chopped cilantro/coriander should be scattered over the top prior to service.

Roast Chicken Naan Bread Pizza

The roast chicken is torn and scattered over the pizza sauce
The roast chicken is torn and scattered over the pizza sauce
The cheddar cheese is scattered over the chicken
The cheddar cheese is scattered over the chicken

This recipe is an excellent way of using up leftover roast chicken from the previous night's dinner to make a tasty and satisfying lunch.

Topping Ingredients

4oz leftover roast chicken
4oz cheddar cheese
1 tsp chopped flat leaf parsley

Method

The roast chicken can be breast meat or leg. It should be torn in to moderately small pieces or chopped, before being scattered evenly over the tomato sauce. The cheese should be grated and scattered over the top. Season with salt and black pepper.

The parsley should be chopped and scattered over the pizza only after it has been removed from the oven and immediately prior to service.

Pizza of Endless Varieties is Possible

Naan bread pizza is just one of the many ways in which pizza can be varied. There are any number of ways in which the concept can be developed to suit individual tastes and even the requirements of the occasion. The excellent book to the right provides no less than 500 recipes for pizzas for the oven and grill, as well as flatbreads from around the world, many of which can be used for pizza.

Sausage and Bacon Naan Bread Pizza

The sausages and bacon are sliced
The sausages and bacon are sliced
The sausage and bacon is spread evenly and alternately on the tomato sauce
The sausage and bacon is spread evenly and alternately on the tomato sauce

Topping Ingredients

2 beef sausages
2 rashers of back bacon (unsmoked)
4oz grated cheddar cheese

Method

The sausages and bacon have to be cooked and cooled, prior to being included in the pizza. A little vegetable oil should be added to a non-stick frying pan. Add the sausages to the pan and fry on the lowest heat setting for twenty minutes, turning frequently. Cook the bacon for two minutes each side under an overhead grill. Transfer the sausages and bacon to a plate, cover and allow to cool completely.

Slice the sausages at a forty-five degree angle to obtain larger wedges, to a thickness of about a quarter of an inch. Slice the bacon in to quarter inch strips. Arrange them alternately over the tomato sauce on the naan bread. Scatter the cheese over the top and season.

Have you tried Naan Bread Pizza?

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Thank you for visiting this page and spending some time looking through it. I hope that if you have not previously done so, you are now going to try naan bread pizza for yourself.

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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thanks, toplaptopreview - I hope you enjoy it very much.


toplaptopreview 3 years ago from USA

I'm a lover of naan. I think that I will love this pizza. Thanks! Voted up!


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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Glad you enjoyed it, pooja


pooja 3 years ago

its very tasty and yammi


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Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Zack. Glad you found the article useful.


Zack 4 years ago

I had eaten a naan pizza at an Indian restaurant awhile ago, but didn't know what temperature I should bake the pizza on. Thanks for the article!


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thanks, SillyRedd. I hope you enjoy the idea, whichever type you prepare.


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SillyRedd 5 years ago

This is a fantastic idea! I've never thought of using naan bread for pizza. I'll have to try it soon!


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thank you dobo700. I hope you do try it and very much enjoy it.

Tony, that's a good idea with the sage. When I had a garden I used to have all sorts of herbs in it as well. These days I have to settle for what I can fit on the kitchen windowsill! :(

iZeko the time saving factor is very much a big plus here. Thanks for the visit and the comment.


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iZeko 5 years ago

This is a fantastic idea! And the premade naan bread can save some time in the kitchen.


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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire

Hi Gordon

you've some really nice tasty ideas here with the various combinations, I like the sound of the sausage and bacon one. some fresh chopped sage leaves would be good with that, my gardens full of herbs at the moment so I'm trying to fit them into all my cooking.

cheers Tony


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dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

What a fantastic ides, I'll have to give it a go.


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Yes, it's a great idea and I definitely will give it a try.


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Bud. I hope this is something you will try. It's really delicious and experimenting with the different types of naan bread, as well as different toppings, can bring about some amazing results.


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

This is an incredibly well composed hub. I love Indian food, and am a big fan of naan, but I had never heard of people making a pizza out of it. Genius. Very high quality work here.

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