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.
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.
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.
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:
Basil Pesto is definitely on my top 10 favorite things to eat list.
Get some mozzarella. Fresh is best but any will do.
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.
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?
Then place the naan on an un-greased sheet pan.
Next, spoon on about 2-3 tablespoons of the basil pesto.
Then spread it around, leaving a little crust edge.
Next slice up the to-maters as thin or as thick as you like.
Then lay them on top of the pesto, sprinkle with some kosher salt and black pepper.
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.
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.
That crispy edge is what I’m talking about!
Then cool, slice and serve.
I never ever ever go for the center pieces first…
I like the edges. I’m a total crust girl.
Not a tomato fan? Neither are my girls, unless it’s ketchup, salsa, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce or pico… go figure right?
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!
Pesto & Tomato Naan Personal Pizzas
- 2 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)
- Preheat your oven to 425° degrees.
- 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.
- 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!
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I could not agree with you more on the whole island and pizza and beer and being alone thing. And the pizza and beer being there. On the island. When you're stranded.
(too much coffee.)
HAAA!! Some days I will it to happen! lol! 🙂
Simple and delicious!!! What a great idea to use naan for pizza crust- my husband loves super thin so that is perfect for him!
Yes, yes, yes. I love you for this.
oh how i love naan bread and have never thought to make pizza on it! I'm so pregnant and excited I'm pretty sure I'm going to run to the store right now (5:45am) to grab ingredients for this slice of heaven!
Lovely idea..will for sure try this one..
I'm definitely going to make some fresh basil pesto tonight for this pizza. Yum yum yum!
That looks like a great application for the pesto I just made from a bunch of my garden basil! Try this twist on your basil making: substitute I won't ever go back to the regular stuff!
You see, this is why I am your biggest FAN!!! I would NEVER think to do something like this!!! It's right up my alley with two little ones and its a great meal. I can even add some grilled chicken or something. YUM!!! You are a rock star Laurie!!!!
Thanks Christine! You can even get the kids to help build their own! The options are endless!! 🙂
I love pesto on pizza! I have never used Naan as a crust for it before – great idea! We love doing make your own pizza, fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!
I am like your girls when it comes to tomatoes! 😉 (GFS stores carry naan now and it is pretty good, comes in a good sized pack).
This would be a perfect quick meal for a busy weeknight!
This looks so good. I must try this out. Pretty and tasty, does not get much better than that. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
I wish I could "buzz" this more than once – it looks so delicious! And I just happen to have some home grown tomatoes on my counter, pesto in my freezer and a Trader Joe's around the corner where I can get the mozz and naan!
We've been hooked on naan lately and I have some mozzarella in the fridge calling my name. Love this idea.
My mouth is watering!
Amy @ A Little Nosh
Great recipe. I plan ot make this tonight. The recipe has been up on my computer all day. Cannot wait to make and taste this. I recently discovered your site and I'm in love. Everything is so straightforward.
This was THE most delicious pizza. It's so simple, but heavenly. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes! Every one of them that I've tried (guacamole, grilled cheese/onion/tomato sandwich, lasagna rolls, Parmesan chicken… yep, I think that's all so far. haha) are divine!!
Love to hear it Rachel!! Thanks so much! 🙂
I'd never made a pizza before and now I'm never buying one again! This was amazing, nicest pizza I've ever had and SO simple!
I had it with red pesto mixed with tomato purée, orange peppers, mozz and pepperoni. Cheap and mind-blowingly good 🙂
Thank you so much, you've just saved me many pennies with this brilliant idea… Now to hunt through the other
I'm going to try this, this weekend with my family. I've been looking for ways to teach my foster sister how to cook simple and healthy meals, I'm sure she will want pizza sauce instead but this is start. I love Pesto, been looking for some reason to make some this weekend.
I could live off of pizza. Unfortunately, I haven't mastered pizza dough yet :/ lol, but this was really easy and really good! a great alternative while I practice dough making
stop showing off 😛 the tomato looks amazing and the whole thing in the end