Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner: Naan Pizza!

By grace.g.yang ยท September 23, 2009
Under: Cheap Eats,Dinner,Italian,My Life,Recipes,Tribeca

A little bit ago, my friend Kristen introduced me to the naan bread that is sold in packs at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. She’s addicted to them and suggested I give them a try, so I picked up a package last night on my late night walk to the Tribeca Whole Foods (by the way – it closes at 11pm now! yay!) I picked up a 4-pack for $3.49 and also bought 4 pomegranates (the pomegranates were promptly eaten). I was originally going to toast the naan at work and eat it with hummus, but the hummus I made was way too garlicky and not work safe (as in, I brushed my teeth twice and still felt like I smelled a bit like garlic).

Tonight, I was in the mood for pizza and the naan from Whole Foods is a dense flatbread, so I decided to use some ingredients from my pantry and the naan make some pizza! I don’t have that many pizza making ingredients right now, but I had some leftover mozzarella, some Trader Joe’s bruschetta, and basil from my Aerogarden!:


First I placed the naan on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet and added some bruschetta and mozzarella:


Then I added some of my freshly picked basil leaves:


And I baked the bread for about 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven (just make sure the mozzarella is hot when you take it out of the oven):


The naan is soft and more like a crust from Patsy’s than Grimaldi’s but it definitely hit the spot, especially with the tangy bruschetta and the creamy mozzarella cheese.

Cost breakdown:
– Bruschetta was about $2.50 at Trader Joe’s and I used about 1/5 of the container, so we’ll say it was about $.50 cents
– Naan was $3.50 at Whole Foods (for 4 pieces) and I used 1 piece, so it comes out to $.88 cents
– Mozzarella is $8.99/pound at Whole Foods and I used about 1/4 pound (I purchased 1/2 pound earlier in the week and used half of it, leaving me with 1/4 pound), so the cheese comes out to $2.25
– Basil comes from the Aerogarden! and the Aerogarden was a gift, so I will say that was free

Total: $4.13


Reader Comments

This is so smart and easy…. I can see me making this for a few quick dinners. Thanks for sharing.

Written By Maria on September 24th, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

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