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This is the ultimate homemade cheat pizza! Made with store cupboard ingredients, Naan Bread Pizza is a delicious snack, lunch or midweek dinner that the kids (and adults) will love – ready in 15 minutes flat.

Delicious and easy naan bread pizzas topped with cheese and pepperoni

We’re all experimenting a little more these days with easy homemade shortcuts in an effort to maximise flavour and nutrition, while also keeping costs low. 

These Naan Bread Pizzas prove just how simple really can be the way forward for taste as well as convenience. As soon as I tried these out there was no turning back. 😍

I kid you not – not much more complicated than sticking a bland, unsatisfying frozen shop-bought one in the oven but WAY better value and just delicious!


Why you’ll love this Naan Bread Pizza recipe

⭐️ Quick and easy

⭐️ Almost like eating real pizza!

⭐️ Amazing value for money


Perfect for a lunch, snack or quick dinner, these naan bread pizzas are a family favourite recipe

How We came up with this recipe

We’re all total converts to a quick homemade pizza recipe because they’re still super convenient and delicious but they’re also fresh tasting and don’t contain loads of preservatives.

I created this recipe with simplicity in mind, so we tested this with passata, garlic and oregano as the pizza sauce, spread over naan breads with a cheesy topping, plus the extra toppings of your choice (my favourite is pepperoni and red onion).

We knew we were onto a winner when we discovered the prep took about 2 minutes and then they cooked perfectly in the oven in 10 minutes, with that same oozing, golden, cheesy topping that we all love so much in pizza.

If you have the energy you can make a side salad for lunch or add some homemade chips for dinner.

But when time is short and tummies are rumbling, these pizzas are always an easy win.


Naan Bread Pizza Ingredients Notes

Easy naan bread pizzas topped with pepperoni before they go in the oven
  • Naan breads – These come in all shapes and sizes in the supermarket. Just buy what best suits you as this recipe works with them all. You could even try garlic or flavoured ones for a little variety
  • For the pizza sauce – You will just need passata, garlic powder and oregano. Low cost and healthy!
  • Mozzarella – If you buy ready-grated you will save yourself loads of time
  • Toppings – I use red onion and pepperoni but it’s your choice!

How to Make Naan Bread Pizzas

  1. Turn the oven to 220C. Preheat 2 baking sheets.
  2. Make your sauce by mixing the passata, garlic and oregano. Spread over the naan.
  3. Add the cheese and toppings.
  4. Carefully remove to the hot trays, pop your pizzas on and put them back into oven. Bake for about 10 mins until crispy and golden.

Substitutions

  • Toppings – You can go for your favourites here, such as ham, peppers, cooked chicken – anything goes

Leftovers

In the fridge In the doubtful event of pizza leftovers, you can keep these in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat again in the microwave or wrapped in foil in the oven.

In the freezer The pizzas freezes quite well too. Defrost them thoroughly before reheating in the microwave or reheat from frozen in the oven. Covering them with foil will stop them from burning at the edges.

Top tip

Naan breads are quite soft, but if you heat your baking sheets in the oven before adding your pizzas top, this will help to crisp up the bases!

More Quick and Easy Family Favourites…

FAQs

Is naan bread really a good substitute for pizza dough?

I can only urge you to try it and see what you think. We’re going for easy shortcut, delicious taste, and it definitely ticks those boxes – and it is honestly such a good alternative!

There’s also French Bread Pizzas or pittas to try if you like too.

How do I get really crispy pizza bases?

You can cook your naan naked for 5 minutes before adding the topping if you want really crispy bases. 

I do sometimes do this, but on the return to the oven with the toppings you need to watch carefully that the edges of the ‘pizzas’ don’t burn as they can get over cooked.

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5 from 17 votes

Naan Bread Pizza

A quick and easy prep followed by 10 minutes in the oven, you'll be turning to this delicious cheat's homemade Naan Bread Pizza recipe time and time again.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 Naan bread
  • 250 g Passata
  • 1 tsp Garlic granules
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 200 g Grated mozzarella

Topping:

  • 1 Red onion
  • 60 g Pepperoni

Instructions 

  • Turn oven to 220C. Preheat 2 baking sheets.
  • Mix the passata, garlic and oregano. Spread over the naan. Add the cheese and toppings.
  • Carefully remove to the hot trays, pop your pizzas on and put them back into oven. Bake for about 10 mins until crispy and golden.

Notes

Toppings: You can go for your favourites here, such as pepperoni, onion, ham, peppers, cooked chicken – anything goes
Mozzarella: If you buy ready-grated you will save yourself loads of time
Naan breads: These come in all shapes and sizes in the supermarket. Just buy what best suits you as this recipe works with them all. You could even try garlic or flavoured ones for a little variety
To crisp up: Naan breads are quite soft, but if you heat your baking sheets in the oven before adding your pizzas top, this will help to crisp up the bases! You can also cook your naan naked for 5 minutes before adding the topping if you want really crispy bases. Be careful to watch them to make sure the edges don’t burn
To freeze: The pizzas freezes quite well. Defrost them thoroughly before reheating in the microwave or reheat from frozen in the oven. Covering them with foil will stop them from burning at the edges
Serve with: Chips and salad

Nutrition

Calories: 676kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 28gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 1495mgPotassium: 418mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 750IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 423mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Family Food
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We had these tonight, they were absolutely delicious! My boys loved getting involved adding their own toppings too! Clean plates all round. Thanks so much for yet another winning recipe!

  2. About the fourth recipe I’ve cooked from this site. Needed a quick tea and you never disappoint. Delicious!! Will definitely be making these as a Friday night fakeaway, tastier and cheaper!! Thanks for another great receipt

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for hubby & I..
    amazing!!
    however I added Indian spices to the tomato base and topped with mushrooms/peppers/red onion/chorizo/mango chutney with a salad – so good that I bought naan breads again with this weeks shop so thanks for the idea.

  4. Had these tonight for dinner with the side salad suggested and added tomatoes. Family favourite! 😍