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10-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 my 5-minute chickpea chopped salad or chopped Italian salad 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, follow the instructions found at tortilla pizzas.

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. 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.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

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

Naan Pizza Ingredients

Once you have decided on your naan pizza recipe ideas, you’ll need just a few ingredients:

  • Naan bread – Can’t make naan pizza bread without the naan “pizza crust”! 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.
  • Sides – Serve the mini naan pizzas with a simple side salad like chickpea salad with feta, easy Italian chopped salad, or 5-minute chickpea chopped salad.
Ingredients to make a naan pizza bread.

How to Make Easy Naan Pizzas

Using naan as pizza crust makes this a quick weeknight dinner that comes together in just 10 minutes! Here’s how to make it:

  • 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.
  • Bake. Bake mini naan pizzas for another 3-5 minutes on a parchment paper lined baking or cookie sheet, or until cheese has melted.
GIF showing naan pizza crust with toppings.

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
Naan pizza crust with pesto cheese and onions.

55 Best Topping Ideas for Naan Pizza Bread

You can also use any of your favorite pizza toppings, but here are some ideas to get you started:

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 pizza on naan pizza crust with fresh basil.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

How to Serve 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. 😉

These 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!)
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:

More Easy Dinner Recipes

I clearly love naan bread and there are no shortage of them showing up on myeverydaytable.com! Here are a few others to try:

Helpful Tools to Make Mini Naan Pizzas

  • Half Sheet Pan – After everyone tops their naan bread pizzas, bake them on the sheet pan.
  • Chef Knife – The BEST knife I’ve ever used. There’s no going back after you use this one.
  • Flaky sea salt – Sprinkle a little salt over the top of the pizzas to taste to give them an elevated flavor.

Easy Naan Pizzas on Twin Cities Live

I stopped by Twin Cities Live a few years back to show you just how versatile these mini naan pizzas are. Watch the segment below:

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Naan pizza crust with pesto cheese and onions.

10-Minute Easy Naan Pizzas Recipe + 6 Ways to Top Them!

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Description

EASY mini naan pizzas (+6 topping ideas!) are perfect for the whole family because everyone can make their own naan pizza bread creations! 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 48 pieces of naan bread, depending on size
  • 8 oz. pizza sauce
  • 8 oz. ball fresh mozzarella or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh toppings as desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Prepare ingredients:
    Cheese: if using a fresh mozzarella ball, cut into small pieces, about 1″ big. If using shredded mozzarella, it’s ready to go!
    Basil: wash and gently dry.
  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 basil.
  5. Bake for another 4-5 minutes until golden brown and cheese has melted.

Notes

  • See list of naan bread pizza toppings above. 
  • Serve with chickpea chopped salad or Italian chopped salad for an easy side. 

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

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Photo Credit: All photos in this post were take by Loren at Sweet Rustic Bakes

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