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5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza

January 8, 2016
5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza | Hello to Fit

Looking for a quick lunch or dinner? Try this 5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza! With only five ingredients and only a short time to bake, you’ll have a meal on the table in record time. Cheesy, savory goodness, with some added spice from the Italian chicken sausage.

Can you name one food that almost everyone likes, and has about a hundred different variations? I was thinking “pizza”, too Winking smile. This week’s Foodie Friday theme is pizza, and I wanted to make something that was quick, easy, and delicious enough to be considered lunch or dinner. Behold, five-ingredient garlic naan pizza!

Normally, I’ll prepare this recipe for homemade pizza dough (The Pioneer Woman, holla!). But I needed something QUICKER. No time to wait for dough to rise! I haven’t tried to make cauliflower pizza crust yet, so that was out of the picture too. While browsing the aisles of Trader Joe’s, loaves of garlic naan were waving frantically to be put into my cart. Little mini pizzas, with a nice flatbread texture and garlicky taste? DONE.

Fresh mozzarella cheese is the way to my heart. Don’t you just love the way it melts in the oven?

5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza | Hello to FitOnce I had the base for my pizza, the rest was easy as (pizza) pie. Trader Joe’s also carries pizza sauce, and I was in the mood for Italian chicken sausage. Now, it was time to head home and assemble this baby!

Pizza is NOT “healthy”, Jess!

Technically, you’re right. The garlic naan is not 100% whole wheat, and there’s a hearty amount of cheese on each little pizza. But what does “healthy” mean to you? Does it mean that you can never enjoy some extra starches, or ever eat more than a serving of cheese in one sitting? For me, “healthy” means that if I feel like having pizza, I’ll eat it. But will I eat all four pizzas? No. Will I make sure that I get some exercise in so that I can still feel like my normal, happy self? Sure. Will I eat this pizza for the next five days? Probably not.

“Healthy” means something different to everyone, so if the question of why this is on my blog arises, so be it. But pizza belongs in my Healthy Box of life Smile with tongue out. Hopefully yours, too. Because life is more fun when pizza is in it!

5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza | Hello to Fit

Alright, back to this garlic naan pizza. While it bakes in the oven you can just TELL that all of the flavors are marrying together nicely. Okay fine, you’ll get the hint from the fantastic smell that will fill the kitchen. You know what I mean. Flavors from the sauce and chicken sausage will complement the melty, stretchy, mozzarella cheese, and the naan will bake to a crisp on the edges, while maintaining its doughy texture on the inside. Sprinkle a little oregano overtop of the pizzas after baking, and you’ve got yourself a delicious hot meal.

5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza | Hello to Fit

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5 Ingredient Garlic Naan Pizza
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 pieces of garlic naan
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella ball, sliced into 8, ½-inch pieces
  • 2 spicy Italian chicken sausage links, sliced diagonally to desired thickness
  • 4 heaping tablespoons of pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Oregano, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Assemble pizzas by spreading 1 tablespoon tomato sauce on surface of every piece of naan, followed by 6-7 slices of Italian chicken sausage each. Sprinkle up to ½ cup of shredded mozzarella on the individual pizzas. Finally, top each piece of naan with two slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake pizzas on a cookie sheet in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pizzas are heated through.
  4. Serve hot.

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Let’s chat!

  • Have you ever made a naan pizza?
  • What are your favorite pizza toppings?
  • What does “healthy” mean to you?
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  • Susie @ SuzLyfe January 8, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Naan is a great pizza base! and I’ve gone a bit garlic crazy when I cook lately.
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Haha, going garlic-crazy is the only way to go 😉
      HOPE YOU’RE ENJOYING CABO!!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt January 8, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Yum! Yum!! I could not agree more– all things in moderation! I eat Pizza occasionally and love it. No shame 🙂
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      EXACTLY!! Cheers to that!

  • Annmarie January 8, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I love your little soapbox talk about what “healthy” means. I was just thinking about this in the shower this morning (I always have random shower thoughts) and how much happier I am not caring about my weight but rather how I feel and how strong I am. Pizza or wine or whatever it is that I want definitely fits in the equation for me!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Hahaha oh those shower thoughts ;). I LOVE that you are more concerned with your strength, less about the number on the scale.

  • Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie January 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I love making pizzas on naan bread! Especially when garlic is involved 😉
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Oh yessss, we are on the same page 😉 it was my first time making naan pizza. It def won’t be the last!

  • Rachel January 8, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE naan! This pizza looks incredible. Give me all the garlic 🙂
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Haha thanks, Rachel 🙂 I should’ve put MORE garlic in the ‘za 😉

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Pizza can always be healthy and Naan is amazing!!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Yes and yes!!

  • Erin @ Erin's Inside Job January 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Neil and I will get in the car and drive outside of the city for the best Indian food where they have naan that’s as big as my head. It’s amazing. So is this.
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Haha that’s AWESOME!! I love Indian food and haven’t had it in a while….

  • Ivanna January 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Jess this looks yummy and so easy to make! I love Garlic everything!

    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks, Ivanna! I love garlic, too 🙂

  • Sarah January 8, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    YES!!! Love Naan bread for quick pizzas and my girls have been loving it in their lunches a lot lately (since usually it is just a bunch of veggies and fruits with the occasional sandwich or cheese and crackers) and have requested to make Naan bread so that is on our list. Cheers to Foodie Friday!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      That’s awesome, Sarah! The girls are so lucky to have a good cook like you for a mother 🙂

  • Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen January 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Yay! Love this so much. Not only the pizza but what “healthy” means to you. I used to be that person who when I read a recipe and it had the words “healthy” in it, but I didn’t agree with them, I would be slightly annoyed. Like, “how ignorant of you to think XXXX is healthy?! Ugh.” But that was also when I did not have a great relationship with all foods and I was close-minded about what was considered “healthy”. Anyways, I actually just picked up some naan for the first time in a while and I can’t wait to use it for some pizza!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks for the feedback about what “healthy” can mean, Ashley!! Isn’t it interesting to look back and see how our health journey has progressed??

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes January 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Your healthy eating is my type of healthy eating 🙂 The whole combination of garlic, naan bread, and chicken sausage sounds delicious!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Haha glad we’re on the same page 😉

  • Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner January 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Mmmm! These look so good. I don’t know where to get naan though. Now I am craving pizza!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      I found mine at Trader Joe’s! I bet they’d have it in the bakery section of the grocery store 🙂

  • nicole @ life after heels January 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I love Naan bread. I never thought about using it to make pizza. I bet its yummy. thanks for sharing

    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      My pleasure, Nicole! Naan was a nice easy base to use; I didn’t have to worry about raw pizza dough!

  • Beth @ Sublimely Fit January 8, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Oh heck yes! I’m wishing I was having this as a pre-dinner appetizer right now. Love garlic, love naan, love cheese…can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the awesome recipe, Jess!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Hehe next time I’ll save ya a couple slices 😉

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors January 8, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    PIZZA!!! This takes easy homemade to a whole new level and I’m loving it!! What a fantastic easy recipe with so much flavor. Perfect for Friday nights too 🙂 pinning!
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Hehe thanks Sam!! I bet there can be a good way to sub out the gluten naan for another crust….

  • Farrah January 8, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Yay! I love using naan as the pizza crust! :D! Mozzarella is my favorite cheese! :] (I’m also in agreement that life is more fun when pizza’s in it! :P)

    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Mmm I’m not sure what my favorite cheese is, but mozzarella is up there!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner January 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I love making my own pizzas. I do think they are way healthier than any pizza you get out somewhere. I love the idea of using naan for the crust
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    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      I agree with you, Deborah! We can control the ingredients and salt/sugar content 🙂

  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness January 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I love you. Healthy DOES mean if you are really itching for something, go for it! (in moderation of course). Love this alternative pizza recipe – naan is da bomb. I love that it’s only 3 ingredients too!

    • Jess January 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Love you toooo hehe.
      Thanks!! It’s so nice to have simple ingredients for a weeknight dinner.

  • lindsay January 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Naan bread is the best! i just finally made a GF version so now I can make your pizza! Splended

  • Margaret @ youngandrungry January 10, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    This looks so good, Jess! I haven’t had naan before but all the buzz is making me what to try it!
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:38 am

      It’s so good, Margaret!! Doughy but not too thick.

  • Cailee January 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    YUM!! This looks amazing! What a great recipe!! So yummy and tasty! …and I completely agree. It’s all about finding what’s healthy for you… there’s nothing wrong with eating some pizza, like you said you’re not eating 4! “Moderation not deprivation!”

    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

      YES!! Restriction just leads to negative things in the long run…at least for me 😉

  • jill conyers January 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Life is too short to not eat pizza 🙂 Looks delicious Jess!

    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Haha that’s right, Jill!

  • Kat January 11, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Oh my goodness – get in my mouth right now!! As someone who is gluten-free, I miss naan so dang much!! I try to buy gluten-free versions, but those things are so dang expensive I just can’t reason it. Instead I’ll just drool over these pictures 😉
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Haha, I wonder if it’d be hard to make your own naan…

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables January 11, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Naan is the beeeest pizza crust!!! And I love the idea of using garlic naan! I’ve topped mine with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan and it’s out of this world!! Happy Monday!!!
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Ooo I need to add Parmesan next time!! Stay warm this weekend, Liz 🙂

  • Esther January 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Yum times 1000!
    I have used naan bread before in a pinch and loved it! So easy!
    Love your perspective on being healthy!

    PS. I have tried cauliflower pizza once and it was so-so…I think I need to tweek the recipe to make it great!
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Thanks, Esther!! Haha I’ve heard raving reviews about cauli crust, but also the opposite – that it’s too much work for an alternative pizza crust 🙂

  • rachel @ athleticavocado January 12, 2016 at 8:35 am

    this an an EPIC idea! I love naan 🙂
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Thanks, Rachel!! Quick and easy alternative to homemade pizza dough that has to rise 🙂

  • GiGi Eats January 12, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Ugh! naan. There aren’t enough words to describe how much I ADORED THIS BREAD! I need to perfect a GiGi-Diet approved version ASAP! Or else my taste buds are going to start crying? lol
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:32 am

      I hope there is a GF version out there somewhere!! We don’t want your tastebuds to cry…

  • Jenn - a traveling Wife January 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Give me all the naan! However, I never thought to turn it into pizza crust. Genius! 🙂
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Haha the naan was a nice alternative to homemade pizza dough – no waiting for dough to rise 😉

  • Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes January 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Ohhhh yum! I love a good Naan, although I rarely have it. I saw the Naan at TJ’s the other day and I almost bought some. Guess I’ll have to go back now 😉
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    • Jess January 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Yes, you must! Hehe it’s delicious!