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Naan Pesto Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach

This easy, veggie-packed Naan Pesto Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach gets a punch of flavor from prepared pesto — and is super easy to make using naan bread as the crust!

naan pesto pizza

I cooked dinner early tonight because the savage beasts — I’m sorry, scratch that; I meant to say: My darling children — were s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g. So, that allows a little more time to share this Meatless Monday recipe on a Monday this week. How novel!

I’ve been on a naan pizza kick lately, and tonight’s vegetarian version was inspired by the cherry tomatoes currently overtaking my garden: Naan Pesto Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach. (Hold the mushrooms on High School Guy’s, thankyouverymuch…)

plate of naan pesto pizza

These were luckily a hit and the beasts have been soothed… for the moment. Hopefully things will work out just as well when you try out this easy vegetarian naan pizza recipe on your own zoo. 😉

Looking for more vegetarian recipes? Take a few minutes to browse through the Meatless Monday category for additional dinner ideas.

Naan Pesto Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach

Ingredients

8 oz mushrooms, thickly sliced
One pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp basil
4 pieces plain naan (I used Specially Selected naan from ALDI; Stonefire or similar would also work well)
1/2 cup prepared pesto
8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
Handful of fresh spinach

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and arrange tomatoes and mushrooms in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle veggies with olive oil and season with sea salt, crushed red pepper, and basil, then toss lightly to coat. Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.

Place naan on two baking sheets, then bake at 400 degrees for three minutes to brown slightly. Remove from oven and spread pesto on each piece of naan, then top with sliced mozzarella, spinach, and the cooked mushroom/tomato mixture.

Bake at 400 degrees for another 15-17 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling, switching trays between oven racks halfway through. Slice and serve hot.

pesto naan pizza

Note: I cooked my naan pizzas for 20 minutes after pre-browning, and you can see that they got slightly over-browned — so I’d go a few minutes less next time.

Pesto Pizza Packs a Punch!

vegetarian naan pesto pizza

You don’t need a lot of seasoning here because the garlicky pesto stars in this easy vegetarian naan pizza recipe, while the roasted tomatoes provide a somewhat sweeter counterpoint. Serve the rest of your bag of spinach as a side salad and you have yourself a complete easy weeknight dinner, on the table in under 40 minutes.

If you’re in a super hurry, you can even skip pre-roasting the tomatoes and mushrooms — but it really does add an extra punch of flavor!

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Naan Pesto Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach

You don't need a lot of seasoning here because the garlicky pesto stars in this vegetarian naan pizza recipe -- while the roasted tomatoes provide a somewhat sweeter counterpoint. Serve the rest of your bag of spinach as a side salad and you have yourself a complete easy weeknight dinner, on the table in under 40 minutes.
Course dinner
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • One pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 4 pieces plain naan (I used Specially Selected naan from ALDI; Stonefire or similar would also work well)
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Handful of fresh spinach

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and arrange tomatoes and mushrooms in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle veggies with olive oil and season with sea salt, crushed red pepper, and basil, then toss lightly to coat. Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
  • Place naan on two baking sheets, then bake at 400 degrees for three minutes to brown slightly. Remove from oven and spread pesto on each piece of naan, then top with sliced mozzarella, spinach, and the cooked mushroom/tomato mixture. 
  • Bake at 400 degrees for another 15-17 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling, switching trays between oven racks halfway through. Slice and serve hot.

Notes

I cooked my naan pizzas for 20 minutes after pre-browning, and you can see that they got slightly over-browned -- so I'd go a few minutes less next time.

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Valerie Havener

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Hey Rachel! I made the Naan Pesto Pizzas earlier this evening - they were fantastic!! My husband loved them, too! They were better than a gourmet pizza at a fancy restaurant. I had mine with a spinach/garden salad with Aldi's organic Asian Ginger Dressing and a few tortilla strips, and a small glass of red wine (from Aldi of course). I felt spoiled! Thanks so much! So glad I found your blog on Pinterest.

rachel

Friday 11th of August 2017

Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them -- I love using their naan for pizza crust; it really adds something special. :)

Gayle Mitchell

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

We loved these! Thanks so much!!!

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