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Ten-Minute Easy Naan Pizzas Recipe + 55 Topping Ideas

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The whole family loves naan pizza bread nights! We’re taking a big shortcut (no need to make pizza dough!) with naan pizza crust, then all you need to do is bake them for a few minutes, top them with whatever pizza toppings you like, and bake them for another few minutes. That’s it! Serve mini naan pizzas with a simple green salad or 5-minute chickpea chopped salad or frozen broccoli for a full meal. Let everyone top their own naan pizzas for a customizable dinner, it’s a great way to get young (and old!) kids involved. You can also do this with tortillas or English muffins, too!

So just how easy are these easy naan pizzas? Bake, top, bake. And your homemade pizza is done in 10 minutes. Using fluffy naan bread for pizza crusts is a great use for them, because they just simplify the pizza-making process! They don’t need to be baked for a long time before topping and they are the perfect consistency. SO much better than frozen pizza. (Garlic bread pizza is also ridiculously easy and delicious!) And if this is sounding like your kind of dinner, give my buffalo chicken flatbread and butter chicken Indian pizza a try next – both of these pizza recipes use naan as a crust.

Three naan pizzas on a cutting board.
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What You’ll Love About Mini Naan Pizzas

  • 10-minute dinner
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Gets everyone involved in dinner
  • So easy your toddler can make their own
  • Customizable, which is great for one family meal
  • An easy way to enjoy homemade pizza

Ingredients to Make Naan Pizzas

  • Naan bread – Can’t make naan pizza bread without the naan! You can use mini or regular sized; garlic or whole wheat. Choose your favorite.
  • Toppings – See my list of pizza toppings below. Of course you can come up with your own ideas as well. I love to put out a variety of toppings and let everyone build their own.
  • Sides – Serve the mini naan pizzas with a simple side salad like frozen broccoli, hariocot verts, or 5-minute chickpea chopped salad.
Ingredients to make a naan pizza bread.

How to Make Naan Pizzas

This is an overview on how to make naan pizzas, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Prep. Bake or grill naan bread for a few minutes.
Top. I like to put out a few topping ideas and give everyone their own naan bread to top. Even young toddlers can top their own personal pizza.
GIF showing topping of naan pizza
Bake. Bake mini naan pizzas for another 3-5 minutes on a parchment paper lined baking or cookie sheet, or until cheese has melted.
Pepperoni pizza on naan pizza crust with fresh basil.

7 Naan Pizza Ideas

Here are a few easy naan pizza topping ideas to get you started, but branch out, experiment, and get creative!

  • Supreme: red pizza sauce + mozzarella cheese + green or red peppers + mushrooms + pepperoni + sausage
  • Pesto: basil pesto sauce + mozzarella cheese + basil leaves + parmesan cheese + red pepper flakes
  • Margherita pizza: red pizza sauce + fresh mozzarella + fresh basil leaves + drizzle of olive oil
  • Taco: leftover ground beef taco meat (or chicken) + cheddar + red onions
  • Flatbread: drizzle of olive oil for sauce + chopped arugula + prosciutto + burrata cheese
  • Butter Chicken Indian Flatbread: First make slow cooker butter chicken, then turn it into Indian naan pizza
  • Hawaiian: red pizza sauce + ham + mozzarella cheese + pineapple

FAQs

Can you make vegetarian naan pizza?

Yes, you can make veggie naan pizza by topping with vegetarian-friendly toppings. It’s also why I like to put out a variety of toppings – everyone can make the pizzas to their preference. Put out extra vegetables like cherry tomatoes, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes, olives, and extra cheese.

Can you make vegan naan pizza?

Many naan bread varieties are made with buttermilk and ghee, which would be vegetarian, but not vegan. Check the packages though, some versions aren’t made in the traditional way and don’t contain dairy.

Naan pizza crust with pesto cheese and onions.

55 Best Topping Ideas for Naan Pizza Bread

You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings, but here are a ton of ideas to get you started. It’s a great way to use up odds and ends that won’t last much longer in the fridge, but you can also head to your nearest salad bar and get a variety of veggie and cheese toppings, without needing to buy whole ingredients and minimizing the prep.

Veggies (and Fruits!):

  • Green peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Caramelized onions
  • Green onion
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Corn
  • Squash
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Green olives
  • Black olives
  • Kalamata olives
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Banana peppers
  • Giardiniera vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Pineapple
  • Pear

Cheese:

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Buratta
  • Goat cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Feta cheese
  • Blue cheese
  • Provolone
  • Parmesan
  • Pepperjack
  • Cheddar
  • Cotija cheese
  • Gouda

Meat/Protein:

  • Pepperoni
  • Air fryer Italian sausage
  • Meatballs
  • Beyond beef
  • Ground beef
  • Chicken breast
  • BBQ chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Pulled pork
  • Bacon
  • Canadian bacon
  • Prosciutto
  • Pancetta
  • Ham
  • Salami
  • Taco meat (use this ground beef quesadilla meat)
  • Chicken fajita
  • Anchovies

Storage Instructions

Store leftover naan bread pizza in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat in a 375 degrees F oven for best results. Microwaving will result in a mushy naan pizza!

Can you freeze homemade naan pizzas?

Yes, you can also freeze naan pizzas (and it will make a super easy dinner on some busy night!). Simply top and freeze on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to freezer bag.

Close up of naan pizza recipe with cheese pepperoni and olives.

What to Serve with Mini Naan Pizzas

These easy homemade pizzas need a simple side dish:

How to Feed Naan Pizza Breads to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

I love having meals that are customizable, because it just allows everyone to create their own personal meal and I think this is beneficial for a few reasons:

  • It allows for creativity in the kitchen. This is an important skill to learn, and topping pizza is a fun and delicious way to learn it. Try out different topping combinations, sauces, cheeses, veggies, etc.
  • No separate meals. You know I believe in one family meal, but this is a great way to accommodate kids or family members who may not love every food (YET!). (If you want to read more about my philosophies when it comes to feeding kids, click here!)
  • It gets everyone involved in meal time. Ultimately, we want to empower our families to cook, and to be involved in the meals that come across the table. This skill comes from experimenting and creating in the kitchen. (And don’t forget, everyone has kitchen fails!)

As always, serve the meal with a few items you know your kids will eat, like fruit, milk, and/or bread and butter.

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Three naan pizzas on a baking sheet

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Naan pizza crust with pesto cheese and onions.

10-Minute Easy Naan Pizzas Recipe

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Description

EASY mini naan pizzas are perfect for the whole family because everyone can make their own naan pizza bread creations! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 48 pieces of naan bread, depending on size
  • 8 oz. favorite pizza sauce
  • 8 oz. ball fresh mozzarella or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh toppings as desired (see list above for tons of ideas).


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Prep ingredients:
    Cheese: if using a fresh mozzarella ball, cut into small pieces, about 1″ big. If using shredded mozzarella, it’s ready to go!
  3. Bake naan, directly on oven rack for 2-4 minutes, until lightly crispy.
  4. Remove from oven and place on a baking sheet. Top with pizza sauce, cheese, and desired toppings.
  5. Bake for another 4-5 minutes until golden brown and cheese has melted.

Notes

Keywords: mini naan pizza, naan bread pizza, naan pizza dough

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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Comments

  1. Sue

    Loved all your tips for creative naan flatbread pizzas. Pre-baking it first really made a difference. I had never thought to do this. I would just remove it from the package, put on the toppings and bake on a cookie sheet. I used your idea of having the family involved in making their own individual naan pizzas. I had my 3 children and the grandkids over the house this past weekend. We decided not to grill outdoors as the weather was too hot/humid, so we stayed inside in the AC. Instead of just ordering takeout delivery pizza, we went to the nearby wholesale club and bought naan flatbreads and all kinds of toppings from gourmet cheeses and deli meats, veggies, olives, etc. plus your basic mozzarella. I purchased an excellent pizza sauce (Dell’Amore Brand) -if you haven’t tried it, you should, tastes as close to homemade as you can get. Anyway, the whole family got involved (even my husband and 2 son-in-laws). This was a first for them rather than being glued to the tv in the living room while the women prepared the food in the kitchen. My kitchen looked like a scene from a Hallmark Movie with the entire family cooking together and actually enjoying it! The grandkids just loved it. (even the boys). If it were not for your suggestions I would have never thought of even doing anything like this at a family gathering. It was really fun and the pizza combinations were fantastic—better than pizza delivery. We had kid-friendly plus truly gourmet pizzas that could have been on the cover of a food magazine. My husband who will be 80 soon (and really set in his ways) said that we should do this again. I glad that I came across your website. Thanks

    • Emily

      Hi Sue! Thank you so much for this lovely comment, it was so fun to hear all about your experience and I love LOVE LOVE that the whole family got involved and had fun. So special and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know as it truly made my day.

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