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Shrimp Naan Pizzas

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Naan Shrimp Pizzas with fresh basil - dinner is ready in 20 minutes! From https://www.babaganosh.org

These personal Shrimp Naan Pizzas are ready in under 20 minutes for a fresh, delicious meal on a busy day. 

Naan Shrimp Pizzas with fresh basil - dinner is ready in 20 minutes! www.www.babaganosh.org

Here is the ultimate weeknight dinner idea: Shrimp Naan Pizzas.

I think that's all I need to say, so just skip right down to the recipe.

Just kidding! Us food bloggers always have a lot to say about our recipes.

And if you've never used naan bread to make pizza, then PLEASE keep reading. I am going to convince you to give it a try.

naan bread

Naan is perfect for pizza

Naan is an Indian flatbread that makes the PERFECT pizza crust. It is a pillowy soft flatbread that bakes into a perfect combination of crispy on the edges and still soft on the inside if you bake it for 10-15 minutes at 350F. Because of this, the toppings you use for these naan pizzas should already be cooked (no raw chicken or shrimp!), but more on that later.

But doesn't it taste like Indian food?

Plain naan does NOT have any Indian spices or flavors, so you don't have to worry about odd flavor combinations. Of course, you can always buy garlic or onion naan to level up your pizza.

Where to find naan

Most large supermarkets have packaged naan in the bread section - usually off to the side on its own little stand, or the international aisle.

If you really can't find naan, then look for any type of flatbread or even pita bread for this recipe. Or make this easy 2 ingredient dough for this pizza. And ask your supermarket to stock some naan.

Naan Shrimp Pizzas with fresh basil - dinner is ready in 20 minutes! From https://www.babaganosh.org

Toppings for naan pizzas

Just like most pizzas, you can use ANY toppings you like for naan pizzas. In this recipe, I used marinara sauce, shrimp (more on that later!), fresh mozzarella, sliced grape tomatoes, and fresh basil. I kept it simple. It's like a shrimp margherita pizza.

It's a GOOD COMBINATION. Trust me.

Shrimp on pizza

I always recommend buying raw shrimp and cooking it yourself vs buying cooked shrimp. You can add so much fresh flavor when cooking shrimp yourself, and it only takes 5 minutes. Literally. It's worth the extra time for me.

That said, you have to cook the shrimp before putting it on the pizza. If you put raw shrimp on the pizza:

(1) it will release juices as the pizza bakes and you don't want a soggy pizza with shrimp juice, do you?

(2) the shrimp might not cook all the way through in the time that it takes for the cheese to melt. You don't want raw shrimp pizza, do you?

For this recipe, I season the shrimp with lemon pepper seasoning (add salt, if yours doesn't have salt!), or you can add a pinch of garlic powder instead. Whatever you like!

Other topping ideas

Other pizza topping ideas that will work great with shrimp pizzas:

  • Drizzle of sriracha
  • Chopped scallions
  • Handful of baby spinach before baking
  • Handful of baby arugula after baking
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Roasted red pepper

Bake the naan pizzas

Once the shrimp is cooked, pile the toppings onto the naan flatbreads, bake the pizza for ~10-15 minutes, and enjoy!

Looking for more easy flatbread and pizza recipes? Give these a try:

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Naan Shrimp Pizzas with fresh basil - dinner is ready in 20 minutes! www.www.babaganosh.org
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Shrimp Naan Pizzas

These personal Naan Shrimp Pizzas are ready in under 20 minutes for a fresh, delicious meal on a busy day.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 personal pizzas
Author: Kate
Cost: $8 per pizza

Ingredients

  • 10 raw medium shrimp peeled, tails removed, and deveined (see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning or garlic powder and salt
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 naan breads
  • ½ cup marinara Sauce
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella slices
  • 10 grape tomatoes cut into quarters (or cherry tomatoes)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves thinly sliced (or use ½ tsp dried basil or Italian seasoning)
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Toss the shrimp with lemon pepper seasoning (or garlic powder), add salt if your seasoning doesn't have salt. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet and cook shrimp about 2 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Set aside.
  • Assemble the pizzas on a large baking sheet: Top each naan bread with half the marinara sauce, mozzarella slices, grape tomatoes, shrimp, and basil leaves. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the pizzas are heated through. Garnish with the remaining fresh basil leaves.

Notes

Pro tip: Flip the naan 'upside down' so that the edges come up and the marinara sauce does not drip off the edges.
You can use cooked shrimp, if you prefer.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Naan Pizzas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 583 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Sodium 325mg14%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 49g98%
Calcium 44mg4%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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