All students know how easy it is to just grab a deep-frozen pizza at the supermarket (or three), stuff them in your freezer and when the time comes you heat them up in about 15 minutes, voilá! Although it is easy and cheap, it is not the most healthy dish and certainly not the most fulfilling. Because, and be honest with me here, only an hour or so later you will be hungry again and craving more pizza or sweets…
I provide you with an easy but also healthier alternative leaving the deep-frozen supermarket pizzas miles behind: the naan bread pizza. Even though you work with fresh ingredients and it might take you a bit longer in the store, the pizza will be finished within your regular 15 minutes! So there is no loss on your lazy Sunday evening during your Netflix ‘n chill with your cat.
Easy homemade naan pizza
Ingredients for one person:
- 1 package of Naan bread, one piece of naan per person
- 1 can of tomato puree (70g)
- ½ (red) onion, in rings
- 50 gram of grated cheese
- Some olives/sliced jalapeño peppers/ mini capers
- 1 can of tuna of 1 can of salmon or yesterday’s left-over chicken or…
We start with pre-heating the oven at about 220 °C. You take the Naan (usually packed per two) from their packaging and lay it on baking paper on a baking tray. Empty the can of tomato puree on the naan bread spread it all out until it is evenly divided. On top of the tomato puree comes half a can of tuna (or any other topping you find suitable), then divide your onion rings over the tuna and sprinkle some olives, capers or jalapeños over this. Top it off with grated cheese and some ground pepper.
Put the baking tray in the oven for about 6 to 8 minutes, depending on your oven. While you wait for the pizza to be finished, clean up the mess you made in the kitchen and get a plate ready. Pour yourself a drink, get the naan pizza out of the oven and ENJOY!
I just love this recipe because it is quick, easy and quite a bit healthier than those deep-fried pizzas from the supermarket. And you know what, all of this will not cost you more than €4,50, especially if you already have something like the olives in your pantry, or the cheese in your fridge (I do).
When I make this pizza I use Patak’s Naan bread with herbs, €0,10 tomato puree from Albert Heijn, sliced green olives, red onion, matured Gouda cheese and some fresh basil leaves if I have it around. Oh, and usually a glass of Pinot Grigio wine as well, or two.
Tell me about your experiences with this Naan pizza recipe or if you have any recommendations for other toppings… I’m anxious to learn more from you guys.