Today we have another non-video game recipe, however, this particular recipe is relevant to my friend Val, aka 8bitmom’s Twitch channel as the subject of Naan pizza comes up every now and then. I figured I’d post something for those of you that are curious about how to make it.
Naan pizza is one of my favorite ways to eat pizza. It’s quick, it’s easy, and oh my gosh it is delicious. The best part is, you can make naan pizzas however you want. You can do any kind of flavor combination that you would do on a regular pizza. Just choose your toppings and you’re good to go!
For those of you that don’t known what naan is, it is an Indian flat bread that has become pretty popular over the last couple of years for it’s versatility (you can use it in various different recipes, not just pizza). It’s similar to a pita except it doesn’t have the pita’s pocket. I actually prefer naan to pitas because it tends to not be as dry (at least the kinds that I have had) and it has a more buttery taste to it. Plus it makes an amazing thin crust for pizza and gets nice and crunchy when you bake it.
Today I am posting recipes for three of my favorite naan pizzas: spinach, sausage and olive, and pepperoni. There are HUNDREDS of other ways to make naan pizza, and I will probably post more in the future as this is a staple dinner in my house due to how easy and quick it is to make.
Both the spinach and the sausage and olive pizza use FRESH mozzarella cheese and not pre-shredded. I really love using fresh mozzarella cheese on my pizza rather than the packaged shredded kind. Maybe it’s because I am half Italian, but I love how ooey and gooey fresh mozzarella cheese gets when it is baked. It also has a very different taste than the pre-shredded kind, it’s extremely creamy and (no surprise here) fresh tasting. If you’ve never had fresh mozzarella on pizza before, I highly recommend you try it out. Just keep in mind that fresh mozzarella has a MUCH higher water content than pre-shredded so it has a tendency to get kind of runny if you use too many other wet ingredients (ie vegetables, especially tomatoes) on your pizza.