Andouille Sausage, Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Naan Pizza
Remember a few weeks ago I posted this recipe for Grilled Baby Portabella Pesto Flatbreads? They turned out so good that I wanted to go back and make a heartier, meatier version that my husband would be satisfied with for lunch or dinner. Me? I would be perfectly content with the cheese, sun-dried tomato spread and mushrooms. My husband, as good as he is about eating all the meatless meals I crank out for weeknight dinners, really enjoys a little bit of meat on his pizza. And so that’s what I gave him here with my latest naan pizza creation.
I had a package of julienned sun-dried tomatoes in the pantry and with a few quick pulses in my blender (along with some olive oil and garlic), I turned it into a spreadable base for the pizza. I decided to stick with my favorite mushrooms, the baby portabellas, as well as a couple of links of some turkey andouille sausage I recently picked up to kick up the flavor. The flavors worked so well together!
Now, if you want to make things easier on yourself, feel free to pick up a jar of pre-made sun-dried tomato spread. I’ve seen a brand in my produce section that would work, I’m sure most grocery stores have something similar as well. But the sun-dried tomato spread I threw together here was really simple – the sweetness from the tomatoes were incredible and the little add-ins made it a perfect complement to the other ingredients.
I obviously love making naan pizzas (like these killer Grilled Veggie Naan Pizza and Grilled “Stinger” Naan Pizza), and the only problem that I have with them is that they are so darn good you can really go overboard with the calories if you’re not careful. If you look on the package of the bread, you’ll see a serving size is for 1/2 a loaf (at least on the ones I pick up) and if I am not prepared with a big salad to serve alongside my serving, then I might just go ahead and polish off the whole thing. With all the toppings and cheese, that could be considered a calorie disaster…or not. It’s up to you, but if you are watching your calorie intake and don’t want to blow that session on the elliptical or treadmill that morning, stick to just a couple slices and a salad (and save the rest for lunch the next day!).
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