These Easy Naan Pizzas come together in just minutes and are practically foolproof. No special flipping or prepping of the dough, but still a delicious crispy/chewy pizza that’s a great grilling dinner alternative to burgers or create a perfectly crispy pizza in the oven as well. This post contains affiliate links.
So true confessions time: there hasn’t been a time I’ve tried to make pizzas on the grill with a raw dough that I have succeeded. I’ve read tutorials, tried store bought vs. homemade and I always nail the burnt crust/raw inside combo. Which I don’t think anyone would classify as a crowd pleaser. But I kept going back for more, thinking each time it would be different. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t. But then I discovered naan bread and it was! Don’t worry, it’s not a hard to find ingredient at all. I live in a fairly rural area and I’ve found it at Walmart, Sam’s Club and Aldi on a fairly consistent basis with the other breads by the bakery section. The great thing about naan bread is it’s already done, so there’s nothing special to watch or gauge in that department. The crust gets crispy but it stays nice and chewy and makes a great (and easy!) thin crust pizza.
First up, grab your ingredients. You can make these pizzas a ton of different ways and they’re awesome on the grill or in the oven. This time we went with a classic pepperoni for the kids and a barbecue chicken version for the adults as well. But who am I kidding, I definitely had some of both :). Next, brush the bottoms of the Naan bread with a little bit of olive oil — this helps with getting the crust crisped up.
Naan Pizza Ingredients
Grill or Oven Instructions
Then top away! They turned out equally well with the classic pizza sauce or barbecue sauce. Get crazy with the cheese– I went with just under a cup of cheese for each piece of naan. Add some Italian seasoning on top if desired. If you’re grilling, place them directly on the grill on low (we used the gas grill) for 7-10 minutes with the lid closed until the cheese is melted. I will say you have to watch them really carefully for burning this way, so if you don’t want to be quite as attentive, I love adding my pizza stone right to the grill and putting the pizzas on foil and then onto the stone. Just gives you a little more margin for error there.
If you’re going the oven route, preheat to 425° and cook for 10-15 minutes– I always go the pizza stone route, but a sheet pan would work well too. The great thing about naan is that it’s already cooked, so there’s no guessing if it’s “done.” The bottom crisps up great while the rest of it stays chewy. So it’s done when the cheese is melty. The only thing to watch here if you’re grilling is to get your grill on the absolute lowest it will go — the bottoms can burn if the heat isn’t low enough.
That’s it! Quick and easy pizza that’s practically foolproof but still tastes homemade. Now, my signature move is making way to much or way to little for any group outing. If this is also your move, a guide here: four pieces of naan pizza fed four adults and three kids. But just barely. Trying to improve here, guys 🙂 Any other toppings you’re looking forward to trying? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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- 4 pieces of naan bread
- 2 cups of sauce (pizza sauce or barbecue)
- 4 cups of shredded cheese
- Other toppings to taste: shredded cooked chicken, pepperoni, sausage, etc.)
- Olive oil
- Italian seasoning to taste
- Grilling:Turn your grill on the lowest it will go
- Oven: Preheat oven to 425°
- Brush the bottoms of each piece of naan bread with a bit of olive oil
- Add 1/2 c. of sauce to each piece of naan and whatever toppings you choose
- Top each piece with 1 cup of shredded cheese
- Add Italian seasoning to taste
- Grilling: Place the pizzas directly on the grill grate and cook on low 7-10 minutes until cheese is melted and the bottoms are crispy
- Oven: Place the pizzas on a pizza stone or sheet pan and cook 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and the bottoms are crispy
- The bottoms can burn if you're not careful, so get the grill on the lowest it can go and get them off the grill right away once the cheese is melted.
Tools I used to make Easy Naan Pizzas