naan pizza

are you still looking for a great appetizer for your next football, basketball or any sports television party?  here is one that is easy, quick and very tasty.  naan bread is easily found in the market, in fact, i found a great packaged naan at our new target grocery.

this small pizza can be cut into sections or strips very easily and served as a perfect snack. the recipe comes from another one of my favorite chefs, nigella lawson.  her cookbook, titled nigella express, is filled with fast and delicious recipes for parties and events year-round.

to make the naan pizza:  preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  use a baking sheet lined with a silpat mat or parchment paper.  place the naan bread on the sheet pan and cover with shredded fontina cheese.  add tomato sauce or tomato paste. i used the tube tomato paste for just the right amount of tomato flavor.  next, top with other favorite ingredients, onion, pepperoni, bacon, peppers, or any other topping.  i season with pizza seasoning from williams sonoma.  fresh thyme or other fresh herbs would be wonderful. i added a few small slices of fresh mozzarella on top for presentation.

bake in the oven for about 10 minutes total, since the naan bread is already baked.  watch and rotate as needed in your oven.  the cheese should be bubbling and melted. i baked for 5 minutes and then rotated the pizzas. 

slice into small pieces with a pizza wheel, as the bread will slice evenly and easily.  this is an excellent recipe and will be enjoyed as an appetizer by your guests. you may never go back to making your own pizza crust, as this recipe is that good.

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