Pesto Chicken Pizza on Naan Bread ~ Pizza Night Made Easy!!!

Pizza night just got easier! This pesto chicken pizza on naan bread recipe can be in the oven in just 5 minutes. See the recipe here!

 

Pizza night just got easier – thanks to Naan Bread from Tandoor Chef! This pesto chicken pizza on naan bread can be ready to stick in the oven in just 5 minutes flat.  Keep reading to learn how to make it for your next family pizza night as well as to see additional naan bread pizza ideas.

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Did you know that October is national pizza month?  I didn’t either!  My family doesn’t really need an excuse to celebrate pizza though.  In our house, every Friday night is pizza night!  In fact, my kids get quite annoyed if they don’t get homemade pizza on Friday.  A couple of years ago, we tried to switch pizza night to Saturday and you would have thought we told them we were cancelling Christmas!

I love to make homemade pizza crust, but most Fridays that is just not an option.  After a long day of work, the last thing either my husband and I want to do is to take the time to make a batch of pizza dough.  After all, it’s not a quick process.

Fortunately, I discovered Tandoor Chef naan bread – it makes a yummy pizza crust!  So my kids still get their homemade pizza on Fridays, and I don’t have to spend all evening in the kitchen.

Your weekly pizza night just got simpler by making pizza using naan bread for the crust. Quick and simple!

One thing I love about making pizza using naan bread is that it cuts the baking time down to about 5 minutes.  All you really need to do is melt the cheese and warm the ingredients.  Homemade pizza doesn’t get much quicker than this!

One of my favorite pizzas to make on Friday nights is pesto chicken pizza on naan bread.  Yum-O!  And if you prep the veggies and chicken ahead of time, you can get your naan flatbread pizzas in the oven in just a few minutes.

A lot of times, I will do all the chopping the night before and then just set out the bowls of ingredients buffet style and let everyone make their own pizzas.

Pizza using naan bread as the crust is quick and easy! Here are some yummy topping ideas.

Pesto Chicken Pizza on Naan Bread Ingredients

The amounts will depend on how many people you are serving.

  • Tandoor Chef Naan bread (1 per person)
  • diced cooked chicken (approx 1/4 cup per person)
  • diced roasted red peppers (approx 2 tbs per person)
  • pesto – storebought or homemade (approx 2 tbs per person)
  • muenster cheese (2 slices per person)

Storebought pesto is perfectly fine, but my basil pesto pizza sauce recipe takes just a few minutes to make and the taste is out of this world!

This basil pesto pizza sauce recipe will take your homemade pizza to the next level. Learn how to make it here!

Basil Pesto Pizza Sauce Recipe

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • dash of sea salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

If you make this basil pesto pizza sauce recipe ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator with a thin layer of olive oil on the top to help keep it from browning.

This recipe makes about 1 cup of pesto.

This pesto chicken naan flatbread pizza can be ready to go in the oven in just a few minutes. Learn how to make it here!

Pesto Chicken Naan Bread Pizza Recipe Instructions

Top each naan flatbread pizza crust with a generous layer of pesto (really, can you ever have too much pesto?!) then top with the muenster cheese slices.  You will have to tear the second slice into pieces to completely cover the naan bread.

Add the diced roasted red peppers and diced cooked chicken to the top of the cheese, evenly dispersing it to cover the entire pizza.  Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the ingredients are cooked through.

It is so easy to make pizza using naan bread! This pesto chicken naan bread pizza recipe can be in the oven in just 5 minutes. Learn how!

I bake mine for only 5 minutes because I want the cheese melted but not yet starting to brown.  This ensures that the naan bread stays soft.  If you like a crisper crust or golden brown cheese, let it stay in the oven a little longer.

Even More Naan Bread Pizza Ideas

Using Naan bread as the pizza crust makes it quick and easy to assemble your pizzas and get them in the oven.  And because they are just the right size for 1 serving, everyone can make their own naan flatbread pizza with the toppings of their choice.

In addition to my idea to make pesto chicken pizza on naan bread, here are a few more naan bread pizza ideas you might want to consider for your next family pizza night

  • BBQ pizza – naan bread topped with bbq sauce, chopped red onion, cooked chicken, and shredded cheddar cheese
  • Taco pizza – naan bread topped with refried beans instead of sauce, ground beef with taco seasoning, diced red onions, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chicken fajita pizza – naan bread topped with salsa, diced cooked chicken, diced onions, diced bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Veggie pizza – naan bread topped with pizza sauce, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese
  • Hawaiian pizza – naan bread topped with pizza sauce, diced ham, pineapple chunks, onion, and mozzarella cheese
  • Meat lovers pizza – naan bread topped with pizza sauce, ham, bacon, sausage, and pepperoni

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Pizza night just got easier! This pesto chicken naan bread pizza recipe can be in the oven in just 5 minutes. Learn how to make it here!

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113 thoughts on “Pesto Chicken Pizza on Naan Bread ~ Pizza Night Made Easy!!!

  1. Adrienne Carter

    Would love to try these meals,healthier option to other national branda

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  2. Linda Kish

    I have not made Naan bread pizza. I can sit there and eat mine just plain. I love that stuff. I would probably put cheese and olives and maybe some roast chicken on it.

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  3. Michele Cupp

    I have never had or made naan bread pizza. If I won I would probably go for a Hawaiian flair with pineapple, ham and jalapenos.

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  4. Kristin McCall

    I have used Naan bread before to make homemade pizzas. I used it to make buffalo chicken pizza. If I won I would make another buffalo chicken pizza again using buffalo sauce, chicken, and cheddar cheese. It is so tasty.

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  5. Jessica miller

    I have never made naan bread pizza. I would like to make the Chicken fajita pizza!

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  6. shannon fowler

    I haven’t ever made naan bread pizza. I do love naan bread though. I would probably come up with something new and creative with my fiancé. I like using parmesan on homemade pizzas and making my own pizza sauce. Sometimes we use spinach green peppers and turkey bacon.

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  7. Kristina Potter

    I have never eaten or made a naan bread pizza, but I would like to try one. If I were to make one I’d definitely make a meat lovers pizza with lots of red and green toppings.

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  8. Heather D

    I have never tried naan bread pizza. It looks delicious though. I would try mine with some quality cheese, bacon, mushrooms and onions. Maybe more.

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  9. Jaque

    It has never occurred to me to make naan pizza….I love naan though. I would put cheese, jalapenos and pineapple…green peppers and olives too on my naan pizza! Darn! Now I’m hungry. 🙂 Thank you.

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  10. brandy c

    I have not made naan pizza before. If I won I would put hummus, onions, peppers, and avocado on top with a bit of Sriracha sauce.

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  11. Candice

    I have made naan pizza and it was delicious. I would put a ton of veggies on it like onions, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and black olives.

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  12. Aaron

    I have never made naan bread pizza. If you are the lucky winner, I will you put on my naan bread pizza some mushrooms and sausage.

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  13. Jen Haile

    I’ve never made naan bread pizza. I’d use sun dried tomato pesto, asiago cheese, and basil!

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  14. Cynthia C

    I have not made naan bread pizza but would like to try. I would put roasted vegetables and cheese on mine.

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  15. Amy Pratt

    I’ve eaten Naan but never made a pizza. I would put tomatoes, mushroom, olives and cheese on it.

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  16. Audrey Stewart (@AudreyS23511436)

    I have never made naan pizza. That is a crossword puzzle word used a lot. I do the NY times Crossword Puzzle on Sundays. I will put a pizza sauce and and lots of different cheeses. Maybe add mushrooms.

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  17. Julie Murphy

    I never made a naan pizza. I woiuld put cheese and pepperoni on mine.

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  18. john

    I have never made Naan, but have purchased and had at restaurants. I would add tomato sauce, garlic, maybe onions, and cheese

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  19. Elizabeth C.

    Yes, I have made naan bread pizza & it was delicious! Being that I love mushrooms & onions, I will definately add that to my pizza. I will also add some shredded chicken.

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  20. Julia Barnes

    I’ve not made pizza with naan bread before. I would love to put pepperoni on it for a pizza.

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  22. Steve Weber

    I have never made naan – it looks too hard. I would scoop up rice and chicken tika malasa with my naan,

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  23. monique s

    No, I have never made naan bread. I really enjoy it and would top it with green peppers, thin sliced beef, onion and some sour cream

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  24. kelly nicholson

    I have never made naan bread pizza,but i’m willing to try.. I would put mushroom,because you can add those to anything thanks..

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  25. Lynne T

    I have never made naan bread pizza (but what a great idea!). I would top mine with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, green peppers and black olive.

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  26. Renee Walters

    I have not made pizza with naan bread before. I would put Salami and olives on it for a delicious pizza.

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  27. Rachel

    I have never made naan bread before. If I won I would use the naan to help me eat my tika masala and get all the wonderful sauce.

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  28. pu ye

    I have not made Naan bread pizza. I would put much and cheese on top of it

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  29. Kristen

    I have never made naan bread pizza.

    I’d put on some curry chicken and cranberries.

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  30. Wendy R.

    I have not used naan for pizza, but have thought about it. BBQ chicken would be a great topping!

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  31. Kelly D

    I’ve never made naan bread pizza. I would put tomato, spinach and cheese on our pizza.

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  32. David Heath

    I have never tried naan bread pizza. I would put mushrooms and onions on my pizza.

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  33. Angela Kinder

    I have never made naan pizza but because I grew up with my dad always working for pizza places, I may make the Taco pizza… This Texas girl loves tacos!

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  34. Pat

    I have never made naan bread pizza. My toppings would be cheese, black olives, green peppers and mushrooms.

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  35. Annalisa L

    I’ve never made naan bread pizza but I would put on Italian sausage five cheese sauce and plenty of mozzarrella

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  36. Stephanie Phelps

    I have not made Naan bread pizza but I love Naan bread and I would have to put mushrooms and soinach on mine if I won!

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  37. Dan Dykstra

    I have never had naan pizza. It looks like it would be great on my Treager grill. I like garbage pizza, that means everything just hold the anchovies.

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  38. Austin H.

    I have never made or had naan bread pizza before but would like to try it. I would make a pizza with chicken, broccoli and Alfredo sauce for toppings.

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  39. Darla

    I@ve never made it but I’ve had it. I think from this brand. I like jalapeño peppers for toppings

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  40. amanda lea

    Naan pizza are my favorite! I use pesto, grilled purple onions, artichokes and chicken. We have made them several times after seeing a quick and easy video on how to prepare them.

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  41. Debbie Noal

    I love pizza of any kind but I have not tried naan pizza. I think I am going to try it this week. I will top mine with homemade pizza sauce, natural pepperoni and a mixture of cheeses.

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  42. Erin B.

    No, I have never made naan bread pizza but it looks delicious! I would put bacon, pineapple, cheese, and sauce on mine!

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  43. betty league

    (1) I have never made naan bread pizza?
    (2) If I am the lucky winner – I would make the Hawaiian pizza – That is topped with pizza sauce, diced ham, pineapple chunks, onion, and several other awesome toppings. thanks

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  44. Cindy Peterson

    I have never made naan bread pizza but I am certain it is delicious. I would put olives, chicken and mushroom on my pizza.

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  45. melanieg

    I would do my pizza Asian style , with lots of ginger, garlic, peanut sauce, chicken

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  46. beth

    I have made naan bread pizza before and if I won I would make a breakfast pizza with cheese, bacon and egg.

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  47. Natalie

    I have never made naan bread pizza before. I would love to try it though and I would top it with white sauce, chicken and fresh spinach!

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  48. Tiffany S

    No I have never made naan bread pizza. I would put mushrooms, green peppers and onions on it.

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  49. Kayte CookWatts

    I have not made naan bread pizza but I like the idea. Probably curry spiced chicken, Greek yogurt, fresh tomato, and smoked mozz.

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  50. greentopiaries

    I have never used naan to make pizza, but I always love it with our chicken tikka masala and coconut curry. I think I would like to make a thai curry pizza with curry sauce, bean sprouts, cheese and red bell peppers. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

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  51. linh

    such a clever idea, i would love to try pizza-like recipes on naan bread

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  52. Annamarie V

    I have never made Naan bread pizza, I have only had naan at a restaurant. I would top my naan with a olive oil and crushed garlic combo that would be so good.

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  53. Seyma Shabbir

    I have made naan pizza. If I make it I love to add cheese, fried onions and red peppers.

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  54. Steph

    Yes! We make naan or pita pizza depending on what we have in the house! For my daughter just marinara and cheese but my husband likes to add prosciutto and roasted pepper!

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  55. Monica Lavoie

    No, I have never made Naan pizza bread but I would love to! I think I would drizzle olive oil and garlic on the bread and then top with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Yum!

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  56. Angela Saver

    No, I have never made naan bread pizza before. I would top it with ham, bacon, onions, mushrooms & mozarella cheese! Sounds so yummy!

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  57. Jacky

    I’ve never made naan bread pizza, but I’d love to top it with olive oil and za’atar spice!

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  58. katie k

    Yes I have made it before -many times. ANd I would do sauce, mozz and basil

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  59. Nancy

    I have not yet made naan pizza, but it looks fabulous. On my naan pizza, I’d use pesto sauce, mushrooms, onions, and shredded cheese.

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  60. Laurie Nykaza

    I’ve never made naan bread pizza but would love too. I would top it with pesto,cheese and some pine nuts

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  61. sheila ressel

    I have never made naan bread pizza. I would top my pizza with mozzarella, onions and black olives.

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  62. Amber Ludwig

    I have not made naan bread pizza!! I bet its amazing!! Im not sure what I would put on mine!? Maybe a Mediterranean twist with feta, tomatoes onions and pesto?!

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  63. Sarah Cool

    I have never made naan bread pizza. If I win I would put put chicken bacon and onions on my pizza!

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  64. Brenda Lacourciere

    I have made naan bread pizza and I would put cheese, sausage and mushrooms on my pizza.

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  65. Jen B

    Yes I have made Naan bread pizza – on the grill! I’d make a buffalo style pizza with chicken tossed in Franks and use ranch instead of pizza sauce as the base.

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  66. Karen Jaras

    I have never had or made naan bread pizza. If I won I would probably go with lamb, feta, and spinach.

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  67. Marty Crosson

    I’ve made naan bread pizza once or twice when I was really craving pizza and didn’t have anything else to use, but I prefer thinner crust pizza, so it’s not my crust of choice. I think the last pizza I made had feta, spinach, basil, onions and walnuts on it.

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  68. Chelsey Bennett

    I’ve never had naan bread. I’d likely make these pizzas with pesto, mozz, chicken and black olives. Mmm

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  69. Jennifer H.

    I have not tried the naan bread pizza. I would make it with veggies.

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  70. Barbara Brooks

    I have never made Naan bread pizza, but am now excited to try. We love chicken white pizza with chicken,garlic butter sauce,spinach and onion and feta cheese.

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  71. Lori Walker

    I’ve never made naan bread pizza. If I win, I’d choose the toppings: pepperoni and onion.

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  72. Lesley F

    I have never made naan bread pizza and I would put cheese, Italian sausage & onions on my pizza

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  73. susan smoaks

    i have made naan bread pizza. honestly i eat naan almost every day. i put hummus on it mostly, but sometimes i put sauce and a cheese substitute because i am mostly vegan.

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  74. Pam Flynn

    I have never made naan bread pizza (though I would like to try). I think spinach, mozzarella, fresh sliced tomatoes would be really good!

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  75. Kristen Patton

    I have never made naan bread pizza, but I love naan! I would put curried veggies and chicken on my pizza! Yummy!

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  76. Alex A

    I have not made naan bread pizza, but I definitely want to try making the pesto chicken pizza.

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  77. Mary Songer

    I’ve had Naan bread but never made pizza. I would put tomato sauce, goat cheese, spinach, and tomatoes on mine. My husband would put tomato sauce, cheddar, mozzarella, and pepperoni on his.

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  78. Carolyn Daley

    I have never made naan bread pizza before. I would add marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperonis to my naan bread pizza.

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  79. Brenda Elsner

    I have never made naan bread pizza before. I would put sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and cheese on my pizza.

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  80. cindy legg

    ive never made this bread but ît sounds tasty. i would put cheese, pépperoni n olives on mine if i make some

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  81. Breanna Pollard

    I HAVE NEVER MADE IT BEFORE BUT WOULD TOP IT WITH HAM, CHEESE, VEGGIES AND SAUSAGE.

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  82. Shawn A

    I have not made naan bread pizza yet, but I would really like to make one with green and red peppers, olives, pepperoni and cheese.

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  83. Kelley Roach

    have not made naan bread pizza but would like to try. I would put roasted vegetables and cheese on mine.

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  84. MD

    I have made naan bread pizza with red curry, caramelized onions, sautéed zucchini, and rotisserie chicken. No cheese, but feta would work. A fusion pizza definitely! Lol I woul use the coupons to make fast, healthy, and tasty meals.

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  85. Sharon Kaminski

    I have never made naan bread pizza. I would put pizza sauce onion, peppers, sausauge and cheese on my naan bread pizza if I made it.

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  86. Mary Gardner

    I have never made naan bread pizza before. I would top a naan bread pizza with mozzarella, ham and pineapple or mozzarella, barbecue chicken and pineapple.

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  87. Rachel Freer

    I have never made pizza’s with Naan bread. I would like to make a pizza with cheese and pepperoni for my kids.

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  88. Katrina Angele

    I have never made naan bread. I would put ham and pineapple on my pizza.

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  89. Michelle H.

    I have never made naan bread pizza. I would probably put taco toppings on top.

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  90. Trish

    I have never made naan bread pizza, but think I would like it with pesto and cheese.

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  91. HAZELL PEREZ

    I have never made or had naan bread pizza. I would put pulled pork , BBQ sauce and veggies with lots of cheese ! Thanks for the yummy chance 🙂

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  92. Beth Klocinski

    I have never made naan bread pizza. If I am a the lucky winner, I would make a classic pepperoni and cheese pizza.

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  93. sarah s

    I’ve never made or tried a naan bread pizza, it looks really good though and would try the pesto chicken and also the bbq recipe sounds yummy too.

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  94. Candie L

    I had never heard of naan bread but we would use pepperoni and cheese or spinach and cheese. Thank you

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  95. Trisha McKee

    I have never tried Naan bread. I would put mushrooms, onions, and black olives on my Naan bread pizza.

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  96. Laurie Emerson

    I have never made naan bread pizza. If I won I would put some mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, pineapple and pepperoni on the pizza.

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  97. Sheralle

    I have never made a Naan pizza. If I won, I would put lots of cheese, some fresh veggies and some.sausage on my pizza.

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  98. Jenny

    I have not made naan bread pizza but I think I would try it with spinach and mushroom

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  99. Christian Alejandro

    I haven’t tried Naan bread pizza yet, but I would love to try it with cheese, spinach, and pepperoni.

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