When in a pinch Naan Personal Pizzas can be whipped up in little to no time. These are our two favorite versions but check out this delicious buffalo version.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

If I was stranded on a deserted island and I could pick only one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be pizza.

A thin crust.

Fire roasted.

Pizza.

I’ve had many different pizzas in my life and I love too many to choose a favorite. But on my island… I’d lie… swinging in a hammock… eating pizza & beer… from sun up to sun down.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Beer is not a food… but a drink. That’s on my island too. Abundantly.

To Make These Pesto Tomato Naan Pizzas You Will Need:

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Basil Pesto is definitely on my top 10 favorite things to eat list.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Get some mozzarella. Fresh is best but any will do.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Homemade Naan or store bought, either one because this is a judge free blog. Sometimes you simply don’t have time to make and rise your own pizza dough. Especially when one is at the salon getting ones overdue grays covered.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

On this past Sunday evening, I was lucky to receive 4 of these ginormous tomatoes that my in-laws picked up at an Amish farm up north. I have two left. It’s Wednesday. Did I mention they’re huge?

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Then place the naan on an un-greased sheet pan.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Next, spoon on about 2-3 tablespoons of the basil pesto.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Then spread it around, leaving a little crust edge.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Next slice up the to-maters as thin or as thick as you like.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Then lay them on top of the pesto, sprinkle with some kosher salt and black pepper.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Next slice up the mozzarella… thin… well try as thin as possible because the thinner the better, and the more better… the even more melty.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Then after you lay the sliced mozz on top of the pizza; bake in a 425° oven for about 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the crust is a deep gold.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

That crispy edge is what I’m talking about!

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Then cool, slice and serve. 

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

I never ever ever go for the center pieces first…

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

I like the edges. I’m a total crust girl.

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Not a tomato fan? Neither are my girls, unless it’s ketchup, salsa, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce or pico… go figure right?

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

So I make one with out and we call it perfect-pesto-pizza.

Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Naan Personal Pizzas l SimplyScratch.com

Pesto & Tomato Naan Personal Pizzas
Yield: 2 pizzas

Pesto & Tomato Naan Personal Pizzas

When in a pinch Naan Personal Pizzas can be whipped up in little to no time. These are our two favorite versions but check out this delicious buffalo version.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 whole pieces of naan
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto, more or less to taste
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thin
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
  • black pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425° degrees.
  2. Place naan on a sheet pan and spread with equal amounts of pesto on each. Lay slices of tomato, season with kosher salt and black pepper, and finally top with some mozzarella slices.
  3. Place in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes OR until cheese is melted and the crust is a deep golden and crispy. Let cool for a few minutes and serve!

Notes

For the Pesto Pizza: Spread two tablespoons of pesto on each naan. Top with thin slices of fresh mozzarella and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust is a deep golden.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/2 a pizza

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 507mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.