Although I do really like making my own pizza from scratch, including the dough; it can be a bit of a faff and takes a while. Not good if you are hungry and craving pizza fast! I am not a fan of shop bought pizza bases, but one really good ready-made solution is naan bread; it makes the perfect pizza base and because it is pre-baked you simply need to melt your cheese to finish off your pizza.
This one is topped simply with tomato passata mixed with some garlic, chilli and salt and pepper for flavour; you could also use a pre-flavoured tomato sauce if you prefer. I use a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses but really you can use whatever kind of cheese you like, or happen to have in the fridge. You can also chuck on some cooked veggies or meat (any toppings need to be pre-cooked as the pizza is in the oven for such a short amount of time).
This naan pizza takes just a couple of minutes to assemble then 5-10 minutes in the oven meaning that you can have delicious fresh pizza fast! I like to keep a couple of naan breads in the freezer for this very purpose; you never know when a pizza craving is going to strike!
Ten Minute Naan Pizza
- 2 shop-bought naan breads
- 6 Tbsp passata
- 1 tsp crushed garlic (from a jar)
- 1/2 tsp crushed chilli (from a jar)
- salt and pepper to taste
- dried oregano
- 150 g fresh mozzarella drained and sliced
- 50 g mature cheddar cheese grated
- fresh basil leaves (optional)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7/425ºF. Lay the naan breads on a lined baking sheet.
Mix the passata with the garlic, chilli and some salt and pepper; spread it evenly over the naan breads. Sprinkle over some dried oregano then top with the mozzarella slices and grated cheddar.
Cook in the oven for about five minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Scatter over some roughly torn fresh basil leaves and serve.