White Pizza with Shrimp on Naan

A white pizza sauce made with garlic and oil graces leftover naan and is topped off with green onions, black olives and shrimp for a quick and easy pizza night or a stunning appetizer tray.

Sometimes life has a way of sneaking up on you. It’s the random phone calls, doctor appointments that take longer than usual, an opportunity you can’t pass up and things like spring break, a daughter who needs some one-on-one time or a spring snowstorm that sends you out to shovel for a few hours that interfere with the best of intentions.

Having fast and easy dinner options in these situations is key to sanity, especially if you have four kids and a fresh pile of heavy, wet snow outside the front door. This is when the meals that are pulled from the recesses of the refrigerator and the dark corners of the cupboards succeed in making me feel like I’ve got everything under control. We can do this, no matter what life or mother nature throws at us next.

Start with leftover naan. I make a large batch on purpose so there will be leftovers to make pizza or paninis with. It takes no extra time to mix, and it gets me set for an easy meal later on.

For the sauce, a simple white version:minced garlic, a bit of salt and olive oil. Simple.

To top our white-sauced pizzas we have salad shrimp, ripe olives, green onions and a bit of fresh parsley. Also simple.

The garlic and olive oil goes down first, followed by the toppings and finally finished off by a bit of shredded mozzarella and Romano and off they go into the oven.

Somehow, that process of bringing together relatively easy ingredients will turn out something that is worth sitting down to eat, pouring yourself a proper beverage and enjoying the meal, even if it’s a meal that takes 20 minutes at the most to prepare.

You can top naan with any pizza toppings you like. The bottoms crisp perfectly, contrasting the chewy top half. Whether as an easy meal or as elegant party food, these pizzas are quick and easy and the perfect use for leftover naan. Of course…you may also need to make extra naan in order to have leftovers.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt or kosher salt
6 pieces naan bread
3 green onions, diced
1/2 cup cooked salad shrimp
3 tablespoons pitted ripe olives, sliced
6 ounces mozzarella, shredded
2 ounces Romano or Parmesan, shredded
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

Preheat oven to 400Β° F. Place olive oil, garlic and salt in a blender or small food processor and mix to combine. Lay out baked naan pieces on a baking sheet. Spread with garlic and olive oil mixture. Sprinkle with green onions, shrimp and ripe olives. Evenly sprinkle cheeses between the pizzas and then top with fresh parsley.

Bake at 400Β° F for 8-10 minutes or until cheese starts to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Makes 6 servings.
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  1. This looks like something I would see in Gourmet magazine… or at a fanxy restaurant where they would charge $35 for it. But you make it seem easy enough for me to try!!! You rock girl!

  2. Lovely!

  3. Ooooh Shaina, they do a pizza like this at california pizza kitchen. Great idea to put it on naan, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that! Now I can make it at home πŸ˜€

  4. What a great idea, Shaina. More reason to make LOTS of Naan.

  5. These look delicious! I have made pizzas once with naan and they came out really well. At times it seems simpler than real pizza dough!

  6. Can’t wait to try Naan pizza! Looks great!

  7. This looks amazing!

  8. It’s funny that you are sharing this because I’m just making naan for the first time tonight for dinner. I’m thinking the leftovers will have to be turned into pizzas πŸ™‚

  9. Yummylicious! I love the twist of using a naan in this recipe πŸ™‚

  10. I will be there in 2 hours. Save one for me! πŸ™‚

  11. That’s funny I had the same thought Amber did, it does remind me of the pizza at California Pizza Kitchen! Just goes to show what a stellar combination these flavors are together. I love making naan pizza too, like you said it’s a really fast meal to put together.

  12. Holy Moly does that Naan look fantastic. I’m going to have to check out your recipe. White pizza is a favorite of mine!

  13. Love this idea! I’ll be keeping it mind the next time I have leftover naan!

  14. This looks so good. Can’t wait to try it

  15. Shaina, this last minute dinner came together wonderfully. Life does have a way of throwing in those curve balls πŸ™‚ This pizza is beautiful!

  16. Yum, yum, YUM! I could really use this for lunch.

  17. So hungry now! My SIL does something similar to this by spreading tzatziki sauce on naan, topping it with grilled chicken, peppers and cheese and then baking it. It is GOOD.

  18. Now I’m hungry for fancy pizza! This looks good, Shaina. Love the Naan especially!

  19. Looks fabulous! I should make one of these! Thanks.

  20. Yes please! Everything about this recipe I LOVE.

  21. oh my – so yummy. I found this through foodgawker. I love the look of it. I don’t like shrimp, but I could leave that off… naan for pizza dough sounds so fun.

  22. This looks SO good. To be honest I always considered my naan making skills to be great. But looking at yours I feel utterly ridiculously lacking in skill. Great job!

  23. Love naan, love white pizza, love your photos, love everything about that post πŸ™‚

  24. How could that not be sensational to the tongue? I ask you??? Homemade naan. All made from scratch with the salty olives, sweet shrimp, sharp tangy onions – YUM!!!!
    This is my kind of weekend supper for the kiddies. They would lap these up!

  25. I’m getting my Naan at Trader Joes on Monday and will be making this this week. Definitely a family-pleaser. Thanks much!

  26. I love the idea of using Naan as the crust…now I am craving pizza and Naan.

  27. This looks like the most perfect pizza ever. I am so hungry now.

  28. What a great idea for leftover naan! I haven’t made naan in forever, but now I’m wishing I had some stored in the freezer.

  29. This wonderful recipe is absolutely perfect for a quick week night dinner. But, heck, you’ve put so many of my all-time favorite flavors in here that I’d want it any night, any lunch, any time!

  30. What a great idea to use naan in this way. I may try to play around with grilling it. But it’s wonderful either way.

  31. Now, I have another reason to experiment with Naan – my hubby will enjoy this recipe, too. Thanks – I’m thrilled to have found this blog from blogger Katie.

  32. I really need to attempt DIY naan. Brilliant, as usual…

  33. Thanks! I have a bunch of leftover naan in the frige and now I know what to do with it.

  34. i’m impressed you make naan from scratch. I just bought naan the other day — whole wheat — and my kids loved it. Never thought of turning it into a pizza. Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Looks amazing! I am not a shrimp fan, but though leftover chicken would be great on that!

  36. Everything about this looks ridiculously delicious!!! Bookmarked to try out this weekend!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  37. WenDee Riffe says:

    oh–i see you on TK all the time~~i just love all of your recipes!! now i have stumbled upon you on stumble~~LOL!!! i am in love with this pizza!! we have pizza every friday night~~think this one will be on the menu!!!


  38. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on
    a daily basis. It’s always useful to read through articles from other authors and use a little something from their web sites.


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