This weekend Erwin and I hosted an impromptu dinner party with out friends Pete and Kaitlyn, of eatmyblog.org. In an effort to save time and money, I challenged myself to cook the meal using ingredients I had on hand. The result was personal pizzas made with Indian naan bread and topping choices including: chicken strips, caramelized onions, homemade pesto, marinara sauce, sliced grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and shrimp.
When cruising Trader Joes last weekend on a bimonthly grocery trip, I spied the new fresh baked naan bread in the bakery section and I thought it looked a lot like pre-made pizza dough. And since I am a consistently poor pizza dough baker, the naan seemed like a way to make easy homemade pizza. The recipe is completely flexible in terms of ingedients, and the baking directions are simple.The end result was amazing – I think this might become a weekly treat.
- Naan (we used whole wheat)
- Fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces
- Pesto or marinara sauce
- Veggies chopped (whatever you have on hand)
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Chicken strips, shrimp, etc.
Top naan with desired ingredients on a baking sheet (we lined our’s with foil for easy clean up). Preheat oven to 400* and cook for 7-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.