Monday, October 19, 2009

I Love You, Naan!

Get it?

Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread. It is one of the most popular varieties of South Asian breads & is finding its way into supermarkets here. I started using it a month ago & have not stopped. Whether for lunch, dinner or even breakfast, I throw on some toppings, bake for a few minutes & I am good to go. And it's quick since there is no rolling out & healthy with its whole grain variety.

There are 2 pieces to a package so it's easy to personalize for different people in the fam!


BREAKFAST PIZZA ON NAAN


1-2 tblsp Alouette Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese (optional)
1 piece of Naan
2 large eggs
1 cup of fresh baby spinach
Shredded cheese
Salt & Pepper
Hot sauce (optional)


Pre-heat oven to 350. Spread piece of Naan with garlic & herb cheese. Whisk eggs in bowl. Cook in pan with cooking spray. Once set, toss in spinach & scramble until eggs are cooked through & spinach is wilted. Spread on top of garlic & herb cheese. Top with 1/3 cup of shredded cheese. Bake Naan for 8 minutes directly on oven rack then turn oven to broil until edges of Naan are nice & golden. Season with salt, pepper & hot sauce. Cut into wedges.

{Food for Thought}

I had leftover garlic & herb cheese I wanted to use up. You could omit it or you can even scramble it in with your eggs & spinach.


For less work, I leave the oven rack in the middle of the oven, even when I turn setting to broil. This way, I don’t have to worry about the pizza burning badly from being too close to heat source. It still gets nice & brown while being heated through.

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RICOTTA TOMATO PIZZA ON NAAN


¼ - ½ cup ricotta
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
½ tsp red pepper flakes
Dash of nutmeg
Dash cinnamon
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 clove garlic, minced
1 piece of Naan
Tomato, sliced thinly




Mix ricotta cheese with oregano, basil, pepper flakes, nutmeg & cinnamon. Set aside. Saute spinach with some freshly minced garlic for a few minutes until slightly wilted & fragrant. Spread spinach on top of Naan. Place tomato slices on top. Then dollop ricotta mixture by the tablespoon across the top. Bake for 10 minutes directly on oven rack then turn oven to broil until edges of Naan are nice & golden.

{Food for Thought}

My mom has always put nutmeg & cinnamon in her ricotta when making stuffed shells. I started doing it & I just think it brings out a little sweetness in the cheese. You definitely don’t want more than a dash.

For less work, I leave the oven rack in the middle of the oven, even when I turn setting to broil. This way, I don’t have to worry about the pizza burning badly from being too close to heat source. It still gets nice & brown while being heated through.



Or how 'bout some...

turkey pepperoni, olives, green pepper, onions & mozzarella cheese...


Hold the pepperoni on mine please!

Go Visit Lisa at Blessed with Grace for More TMTT!!!!!!!!!!!!


49 comments:

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

MMMMM!!!

Cate said...

Yum! The breakfast pizza looks especially good. I'm trying to cut storebought breads from our diet, so I might try making naan again (I tried once and let's just say it wasn't very successful) and use it for some of these recipes!

Briony said...

we ate a lot of naan in India...it was definitely one of my favorite parts of the meal.

Sherry said...

My goodness ... this looks like pizza heaven! I am gonna have to bookmark the recipes!!!

Matt and Ashlee said...

Wow! That looks good! We love pizza around my house, we are always making homeade pizzas! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment! I hope you are able to try the chicken salad!!
I signed up to follow you and would love it if you did the same!

Kristina P. said...

I've never had naan, but it looks delicious!

Pam said...

Trader Joe's sells Naan but I have never tried it. Your pizzas look really tasty - especially your breakfast pizza.

heartnsoulcooking said...

A breakfast pizza sounds wonderful. I always have pizza night. Now I can change it to pizza mornings and throw the whole family off.
THANKS!!! Geri

Chef E said...

You just chose my dinner for this evening, I run open mic and do not usually cook, but hubby would appreciate this great meal you presented here! I am going to the Indian market now!

Chef E said...

You just chose my dinner for this evening, I run open mic and do not usually cook, but hubby would appreciate this great meal you presented here! I am going to the Indian market now!

Tracey said...

That breakfast pizza so sounds like something I would love!!

Michelle said...

How clever of you. I only eat naan when I have indian food. I might have to consider buying some for home use!

Jen said...

Love me some Naan. And how cool to use it for pizza.

The Desperate Cook said...

Hubs loves Naan, I made it from scratch one time and it turned out pretty good. I am going to have to try it as a pizza. Sounds really good, looks good too.

doggybloggy said...

great ideas for an already great idea - who can say not to any kind of pizza!

FROGGITY! said...

that would go over EXTREMELY WELL in our household!

p.s. pot roast (in re the below) for dinner tonight! i am excited!! thanks for the suggestion!!! my house smells heavenly.

Tender Branson said...

I love you too naan. So glad I can purchase it in stores now. Like the naan pizza, looks good.

Ronda said...

I am all over that pizza!! I haven't seen that around here, but I really haven't been looking. I will be now!

Have a Happy Hump Day!

XOXO

Coco said...

I actually use the store bought Naan for pizza crust as well. It is so delicious and the whole wheat is yummy AND healthy.

Never thought to do breakfast on it.

BUT nothing beats fresh Naan with a plate full of Indian food. My mouth is watering now. Yummo.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

They all look wonderful. I will be looking for this in my grocer soon.

FROGGITY! said...

pot roast = aMAZing! my tummy is so full and happy right now. had to share the good news!!! haha, seriously, even my picky eater was happy!!!! thanks!

Brenda said...

I enjoy naan but have never tried making it this way. I will definately give it a try!

Gloria said...

Love your pizza, look yummy!!!! gloria

Love your naan too!All is yummy!!
xxxgloria

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look delicious! I love the ricotta pizza!

Maria said...

They all look good!

The Blonde Duck said...

That is such a cute play on words. And they all look great!

Juliana said...

Oh! I like naan too, love the ideas that you posted...they all look so yummie!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

OK. So now that I'm done cleaning up my drool .. LOL

This looks so good. I have never heard of it before. Will have to keep my eye out for it!!

Karine said...

Great idea to make a pizza with naan :)

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

Okay, I've decided I'll be cooking for a long time because everything you make, I try! Add this one to the list, YUM!

Jennifer Haas said...

Visitng from SITS. Those look super yummy. I love the one with the whole tomatoes, basil and cheese, mmmmmmmm.

Susan Crabtree said...

good morning-omg, these look amazing!

Life, Love And Lola said...

I'll take the egg one for breakfast and then the ricotta tomato one for dinner. K??

CC said...

stop making me so hungry!

peanutbutterbliss said...

OMG I AM OBSESSED WITH THAT NAAN!!!
they really do make the best pizza breads :)

Life with Kaishon said...

My sweet, sweet friend Sushmita, who is originally from India had me taste this one time and I was in LOVE : ) It is so excellent. I must buy some at the market this week. Thank you for reminding me!

Tiaras said...

never thought to put pizza toppings on Naan - great idea!!

Leslie said...

I shouldn't have stopped by before breakfast! Your presentation is awesome!

Sara's Whimsy said...

Happy SITS Day!

I love Naan too - and the pocketless pitas that are out now. Never thought about the breakfast pizza idea! Thanks for the tip!

Laurie said...

I just discovered these too! They ARE delicious ....I can't wait to try the pizza! Thanks!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I have to try the Ricotta Tomato Pizza. I love anything with tomato and basil. Actually, just throw a tomato with a piece of basil and a slice of mozzarella cheese on the grill and I am good to go!

What section do you find the Naan in?

Andi said...

I never ever thought about breakfast pizza before - what a fantastic idea!

Melody said...

Those look so delish thanks for posting the recipe

Connie K said...

All the pizza look so good !! love your blog im such a foodie too! and i very much enjoy your blog !

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Yum! I would love a bite of that.

Jessica Nunemaker said...

Those pictures make my mouth waaaater! Yum!

Michelle (hometc) said...

That tomato, spinach one looks awesome, yum!

pk said...

Yum... this looks so good!

pk @ Room Remix

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