So this is cheating, but it’s so nice to have a quick and easy stand-by on the meal repertoire for those days where I feel completely pressed for time and energy. I really enjoy making my meal components from scratch, but sometimes store bought is the way to go.
This is where these easy naan bread pizzas come in handy. Who doesn’t love pizza, right? It’s in my Top 10 list of all-time favourite foods and will never be in danger of being knocked off that list. Pizza is hearty, comforting, and most of all, incredibly versatile. There is no one right way to make one and the topping possibilities are endless. It’s nearly impossible to mess up, so it has to be extraordinarily awful for me to not like a pizza.
A good pizza starts with the perfect crust – a foundation that serves as the vessel for whatever toppings you may choose. Nowadays, it’s very easy to find ready-made crusts at the grocery store. I’ve tried nearly all of them, but my most favourite “ready-made” crust is naan bread. I know it doesn’t even come close to authentic naan, but for pizza-making purposes, it works just fine. My favourite brand so far is the President’s Choice Traditional Naan (funny enough, they actually came out with a naan pizza crust that is decidedly more pizza-shaped and sized, but I still prefer the original flat bread as it makes nice, individual-sized pizzas). They’re hearty without being overly heavy and doughy, don’t get cardboard-dry after baking, and actually have a nice flavour all on their own.
I like it keep it really simple with some tomato sauce (this President’s Choice Spiced Tomato Condiment is absolutely TO DIE FOR and it’s the only thing we put on pizzas now – just the most perfect blend of sweet and savoury), pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese. It only takes about 15 minutes in a 375F oven. Sprinkle with fresh torn basil as soon as it comes out of the oven, and presto – easy meal ready to enjoy.
I also love topping it with a generous handful of baby arugula. Slightly more difficult to eat, but so delicious.
Nothing really beats a pizza with a home-made crust, but in a pinch, these easy naan bread pizzas do the trick. In fact, they’re so easy, you don’t even need a recipe to make them – just be guided by your imagination and personal tastes to come up with the variation that works for you. Really, how much easier can it get than that?
**Note: This was NOT a paid endorsement by President’s Choice. I just happen to love the two products I mentioned in this post.