Gordon loves cooking and experimenting with food. He loves making new dishes, particularly with unusual or underused ingredients.
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.
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
2 large closed cup mushrooms
3oz cold ham
2oz cheddar cheese
2oz pizza mozzarella cheese
1tsp freshly chopped cilantro/coriander leaf
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
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.
4oz leftover roast chicken
4oz cheddar cheese
1 tsp chopped flat leaf parsley
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.
Sausage and Bacon Naan Bread Pizza
2 beef sausages
2 rashers of back bacon (unsmoked)
4oz grated cheddar cheese
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?
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.
Any comments or feedback which you have may be left in the space below.
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on June 05, 2018:
Hi, Susan. I'm glad you enjoy naan bread pizzas and like these ideas. Good luck with finding even more ideas for this general creation.
Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on June 04, 2018:
Thanks for posting these suggestions for Naan bread pizzas. The bread is something I buy to make my own pizzas. I love the different combinations you suggested.
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on September 05, 2013:
Thanks, toplaptopreview - I hope you enjoy it very much.
Jackie Jacobs from USA on September 05, 2013:
I'm a lover of naan. I think that I will love this pizza. Thanks! Voted up!
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on January 12, 2013:
Glad you enjoyed it, pooja
pooja on January 11, 2013:
its very tasty and yammi
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on January 19, 2012:
Thanks for visiting and commenting, Zack. Glad you found the article useful.
Zack on January 18, 2012:
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!
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on August 30, 2011:
Thanks, SillyRedd. I hope you enjoy the idea, whichever type you prepare.
SillyRedd on August 30, 2011:
This is a fantastic idea! I've never thought of using naan bread for pizza. I'll have to try it soon!
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on July 11, 2011:
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.
iZeko on July 11, 2011:
This is a fantastic idea! And the premade naan bread can save some time in the kitchen.
Tony Mead from Yorkshire on July 11, 2011:
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.
dobo700 from Australia on July 10, 2011:
What a fantastic ides, I'll have to give it a go.
Bud Gallant from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on July 10, 2011:
Yes, it's a great idea and I definitely will give it a try.
Gordon Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on July 10, 2011:
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.
Bud Gallant from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on July 09, 2011:
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.