This quick naan pizza will soon become the first thing you turn to on Friday night!! Just grab naan, smother it with tomato sauce flavoured with basil, oregano and olive oil and top with ham, mushrooms and cheese or anything you like.
For more quick pizza recipes, check out my Puff Pastry Margherita Pizza.
Pizza is a huge favourite with almost everyone I know, but it’s too easy to settle for disappointing frozen pizzas from the supermarket or expensive delivery. It’s a bit of a secret that, with a few shortcuts, pizza is actually really easy to make at home!
The idea came to me on my first trip to Italy years ago, when I bit into my real Italian pizza and realised it was quite different from what I normally ate.
The main thing that stood out to me was the crust. It was thin but not crispy. It was soft and chewy and was more reminiscent of Indian naan bread than the pizza I normally ate.
I know…weird! This is how idea for naan bread pizza was born!
Making naan pizza
What I absolutely adore about this naan bread pizza recipe is how infinitely customisable it is! You can literally choose any toppings you like! It takes 20 minutes to throw together AND even kids can make it!
Mine do all the time! They actually get more excited over naan bread pizzas than pizza from a chain because they get to make their own, choosing the toppings they like and ditching the ones they don’t!
Naan pizza is so amazing because it means using amazing crust that has already been prepared. Puff pastry is also a great idea for a shortcut, or you can make your own flatbread using our simple recipe!
If you feel a bit more ambitious, it’s possible to make amazing and authentic pizza crust from home. Follow this recipe for delicious, homemade pizza crust!
Pizza topping ideas
As I wrote elsewhere, I’ve learned that the secret to great pizza isn’t having a lot of toppings, but having high quality toppings. If you don’t overwhelm the pizza with toppings, the individual flavours will get the chance to really shine!
The toppings that I love are thin ham slices, sliced chestnut mushrooms and a few dabs of mascarpone for extra creaminess, all covered up in milky, silky mascarpone.
But there is no limit to the toppings you can add to a pizza like this. Here are some of my favourites:
- Prosciutto crudo
- Chorizo sausage
- Tenderstem broccoli
- Black olives
More pizza recipes
We have more amazing pizza recipes in our Italian Recipe Collection, or try:
- 4 naan breads
- ⅔ cup/ 180 ml crushed tomatoes or tomato passata
- 5 basil leaves sliced or 1 tsp dried
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 4-6 ham slices
- 3-4 mushrooms sliced
- 4-6 tbsp mascarpone
- 1 cup/ 100g mozzarella cheese grated
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F
- In a small bowl mix crushed tomatoes or tomato passata, a pinch of salt and pepper, olive oil and sliced fresh basil or dried basil if using.
- Arrange naan bread on baking sheets and spread the tomato sauce evenly among 4 pizza bases, top with torn pieces of ham, mushrooms, then dab mascarpone all over. Scatter mozzarella cheese.
- Put int the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden.