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Meet your next go-to weeknight dinner – naan pizza! 15 minutes is all it takes to whip up this incredibly easy, delicious, and fun meal that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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Naan Bread Pizza

Fridays are pizza night at our house, and it’s just the bestest. I get a break from cooking, and it’s always a hit with the kids.

While we love our takeout (bless you, Costco), on days when I have random bits of leftover vegetables and other ingredients that need to be eaten up, I turn to English muffin pizza, protein pizza (the easiest homemade pizza dough recipe), mini pizza, or this naan pizza!

It doesn’t take much effort, comes together in 15 minutes or less from start to finish, and is a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen!

It’s seriously the ultimate quick and easy weeknight meal. And if you’re struggling to get your child to eat their vegetables, easy naan pizza might just be the answer!

Here are more quick dinners for busy weeknights.

Ingredients

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  • Pizza sauce – can use your favorite store-bought sauce or here’s an easy homemade pizza sauce recipe!
  • Naan bread – it makes for such a convenient and delicious pizza crust! You can use any kind – plain, whole grain, garlic naan, etc. I love the Stonefire brand.
  • Low-moisture shredded mozzarella cheese – can also use fresh mozzarella, if you prefer.
  • Toppings – This naan pizza is the perfect way to stretch leftovers that by themselves aren’t enough to be a full meal. Pictured are some leftover roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes, baby spinach, and bulgogi. Seriously anything works and it’s a great way to reduce food waste! See below for suggestions.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place naan breads on baking sheet.
  3. Top with pizza sauce and cheese.
  4. Add the toppings, pressing gently in, and bake until cheese has melted and the crust is lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.

Naan Pizza Sauce Options

Now comes the fun part! There are endless ways to customize naan pizza, starting with the sauce.

Some of these may sound odd, but give them a try! They’re such a great way to boost nutrition and incorporate variety into your child’s diet.

Naan Pizza Toppings

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Load up on your favorite toppings! Here are some suggestions.

  • Cheese – Mozzarella is classic, but any good melting cheese will add a delicious twist. Ricotta is a great low-sodium option for babies and toddlers
  • Vegetables – I love to use whatever leftover vegetables I happen to have on hand. Bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, peas.
  • Protein – such as chicken, beef, tofu, beans, and salmon.
  • Fruit – You can do a sweet naan pizza with yogurt or ricotta as the “sauce“ and top with apples, berries, peaches, mangoes, etc.
  • Fresh herbs – my favorite is fresh basil

Tips for Success

  • If you desire a crispier crust, bake the naan bread for 3-4 minutes first, then add the toppings and bake again for an additional 4-5 minutes. Personally, I’ve found there is no need for this and it makes it harder for little ones to eat.
  • Do brush oil around the edge of the naan bread so it gets nicely browned.

Serving Suggestions for Babies and Kids

Two plates with raspberries and two pizza slices in one and bite-sized pieces in another.

For Older Babies

I recommend serving naan pizza to babies 9 months and older. Using a pair of kitchen scissors, slice into strips about the width of two adult fingers pressed together.

For Toddlers and Kids

I always like to make one basic cheese naan pizza in case my kids want to have nothing to do with vegetables or other toppings on their pizza.

Pro tip for picky eaters especially: Set up a toppings bar, and allow your child to choose and place on their pizza. Not only will this be fun to do together, it’s a great pressure-free way of encouraging them to try foods they may not have otherwise.

But even then, if there’s anything I’ve learned from feeding littles, it’s that you just never know! Their food preferences are so unpredictable, and it’s not uncommon for them to love something one day and seem totally disgusted with it the next.

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Storage

Transfer leftover pizza slices to a bag or airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To reheat, microwave briefly or in the oven at 350°F until heated through.

To freeze, Add the sauce and toppings and freeze on a baking sheet. Once frozen solid, transfer to a freezer bag. Will be good for up to 3 months.

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5 from 4 votes

Naan pizza

Meet your next go-to weeknight dinner – naan pizza! 15 minutes is all it takes to whip up this incredibly easy, delicious, and fun meal that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 6
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 4 naan breads
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or more as desired)
  • Toppings of choice

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mat.
  • Place naan breads on baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce evenly on top, leaving room around the edges. Then add cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. Be sure to press the topping gently in.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese has melted. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you desire a crispier crust, bake the naan bread for 3-4 minutes first, then add the toppings and bake again for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer leftover pizza slices to a bag or airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  To reheat, microwave briefly or in the oven at 350°F until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Iron: 1.5mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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6 Comments

  1. This was excellent! We made the pizzas last night and I used frozen cauliflower rice on each pizza to mix with the sauce, then did two cheese pizzas, one with frozen broccoli, and one with some leftover artichoke dip. Everyone loved the pizzas and they were so fast and easy! I will be keeping frozen naan bead in my freezer from now on so this can go into my regular rotation.

  2. 5 stars
    i love naan bread. picked some up once to try it and just couldn’t get enough! Totally digging making pizza with it! thanks for the recipe!

  3. This is definitely going into my menu for next week! I love “pizza” type recipes that are a lot more fresh and not heavy and greasy. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. YUM! I make pita pizzas fairly frequently so why not naan? Thanks for the inspiration 🙂