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Grilled “Stinger” Naan Pizzas

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Grilled "Stinger" Naan Pizzas

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Holly blogged about some Naan Pizzas she made.  Naan bread is pretty new to me…had my first experience with it at our local Indian restaurant not long ago and also saw Aarti make pizzas out of it on her final episode of Food Network Star.  These breads make the perfect crust for quick pizzas!  I found these breads in the deli section of my grocery store, near the pitas and other flat breads.

Grilled "Stinger" Naan Pizzas

I was inspired by my produce drawer to make these little pizzas into “Stingers”…the name comes from one of my favorite pizzas my dad serves at his restaurant.  Strips of green peppers, onions and garlic…baked first in the oven and then added as toppings in addition to traditional sauce and cheese.  While I was cutting my veggies I actually had a deja vu moment that took me back to the days where my mom would pick me up after school and bring me back to their pizza shop to hang out.  She would keep me busy sometimes by giving me something to do in the kitchen…cutting up peppers and onions seemed to be a job that always needed to be done.  It was so long ago (I must have been in middle school!) and the memory made me smile.

Grilled "Stinger" Naan Pizzas

Before I share the recipe for these delicious pizzas I want to thank everyone for all of their votes for my recipes entered into the Pacific Natural Foods Everyday Chef Challenge.  It was a fun experience creating the recipes out of secret ingredients and though I didn’t win, both recipes turned out delicious and the positive feedback from you all who made them is so much appreciated!  The contest is now in the Finals…Elana’s Pantry’s Thai Vegetable Soup is up against Herbivoracious’s Tortillas and Spinach in Black Bean Sauce.  This is a tough competition, both dishes look and sound awesome!  You can vote for either of these two recipes every 24 hours up until Wednesday October 13.  And while you are there, vote for one of the Everyday Challengers that are up for the Culinary Bootcamp Grand Prize as well.   My friends Holly, Merry and Lori along with some other great cooks are all in the Finals and need votes!  Good luck to everyone in the Finals!!

Grilled "Stinger" Naan Pizzas

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Grilled "Stinger" Naan Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 green bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • pinch of dried oregano
  • 2 pieces of regular or whole grain Naan bread (I used whole grain)
  • pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • non stick or olive oil spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a glass baking dish, combine peppers, onions and garlic. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through and softened.
  3. Preheat grill or grill pan to low heat. Spray or brush both sides of Naan with olive oil and place on grill over indirect heat (or in grill pan). Cook Naan until slightly browned and grill marks show (about 4-5 minutes, keep an eye on it). Take Na'an off grill and start to prepare pizzas by adding toppings onto grilled side. Spread sauce, then cheese, then vegetable mixture onto the Naan and carefully place back on grill. Close grill lid and cook for 5-8 minutes until crust is browned and crisp and cheese is melted.

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17 Responses to “Grilled “Stinger” Naan Pizzas”

  1. Holly posted October 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Yummy!! These look so good. I love your story too 😉

  2. Erica posted October 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Onions and peppers are fantastic on top of pizza. I have never thrown garlic in with them though- totally trying that. I’ve also never made Naan pizzas! What a great quick dinner idea.

  3. Jenn posted October 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I love meatless pizzas and I think naan would make a wonderful pizza crust. It’s thick enough to handle the toppings and be nice and quick. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Merry posted October 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Can’t wait to try these!
    You wouldn’t have some secret family recipe for pizza sauce, would you? :o)

  5. Shelly (cookies and cups) posted October 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    This looks amazing! Your pictures are gorgeous

  6. bellini valli posted October 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Sigh…you are making me very hungry with these blast from the past pizzas Aggie.

  7. Jamie posted October 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I’m making my gocery list and now I know what I’m making for Sunday’s dinner. Thanks for the inspiration. And I love the story….great pizza memories!

  8. Jessie posted October 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    What a great idea! I love naan and never thought of it for pizza! Can not wait to try this! May have to even do it this week!!

  9. Jenn's Food Journey posted October 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Bummer…I’m sorry you didn’t win.. the winning ones must be spectacular, I thought yours was definitely winning material!
    The pizza looks wonderful also..I love naan, great idea of using it for pizza!

  10. Amanda posted October 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    These look great, I love naan bread! Love the memory you had too, so great! Sorry about the competition, yours was wonderful! I’ve been voting for Lori too, I will check out the others as well 🙂

  11. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen posted October 11, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I love naan bread, and agree that they make great crust for quick pizzas! I am sorry you didn’t win the competition, all your dishes were awesome!

  12. Maria posted October 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Naan makes a great pizza crust! Love this recipe!

  13. dining table posted October 12, 2010 at 2:42 am

    I love pizzas that have loads of bell peppers and this is a very great example. I want some right now.

  14. Cajun Chef Ryan posted October 12, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Aggie,
    This bread and pizza looks so great, the seasoned onions and peppers are wonderful!

  15. Cookin' Canuck posted October 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Using naan as a crust is a fantastic idea, Aggie! Now that’s the way to get dinner on the table quickly.

  16. Eliana posted October 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Haven’t seen a pizza look this good in a LONG time. YUM!

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