Naan Pizza is the easiest dinner ‘hack’ you’ll ever use; baked naan makes a chewy crust without having to use raw dough, you can use whatever leftovers you have on hand, and as a bonus, naan pizza works great in a DIY Freezer Meal ‘Kit’!
I first wrote about naan pizzas on this site over a year ago, when the site was brand new, my photography was horrific, and I was still finding my feet in this space.
But now, a year later, I feel the need to touch on this incredibly simple dinner. Nann pizza are still my favorite last-minute, shit-has-hit-the-fan, crap-whats-for-dinner go-to standard.
Know why? It’s not just because this is an incredibly tasty dish (it is). Or its propensity for using up leftovers (something I love doing).
It’s because naan pizza makes the best DIY Freezer Meal Kits!
What’s a DIY Freezer Meal Kit? I like to describe this little timesaving approach to freezer cooking as ‘Make Ahead Meals Meets Blue Apron.”
How a DIY Freezer Meal Kit Works.
The beauty of a meal kit, such as Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, or Sun Basket, is that they send you a box of prepared ingredients along with a clear-cut, easy-to-follow set of recipes. They take any sort of guesswork out of your dinnertime cooking, which can be a huge relief for busy people.
The popularity of meal kits lies in three things:
- It solves ‘decision fatigue’ about what to make for dinner.
- It brings new, fresh recipes to your family table.
- The whole thing is packaged in a way that your ‘mise en place’ is more or less done for you already.
But a make your own Freezer Meal Kit is better than a mail order option – because YOU choose the dish!
You control the budget, and you control what you make and when.
Not every recipe makes a perfect DIY freezer meal kit, but many do.
Naan pizza is one such recipe.
See, the beauty of a naan pizza lies in its simplicity.
I mean, that’ss what’s so great about pizza itself, right? It’s customizable and versitle, can be eaten hot or cold, and everyone loves it.
Naan pizzas take what’s great about regular pizza… and makes it even easier.
You literally couldn’t get pizza any easier unless you called for takeout.
Here’s the big, scary ingredients list:
Naan Pizzas are a great recipe to get kids helping in the kitchen.
In fact, I made naan pizzas with my 2 kids in a Facebook Live earlier this week in my Facebook group, Busy Mamas Cooking.
I put the dish together with my two kids hanging off of me in my tiny little galley kitchen, and the results were sometimes funny (my son ate practically a whole naan bread while I faced the camera from the other direction, for starters. And my normally ‘shy’ daughter acted like she was on Star Search and this was her chance at a big break. But other than that, it went off without a hitch).
I edited the Live broadcast down for this post, but you can see the highlight reel right up above- where I put the pizzas together for a freezer kit:
DIY Freezer Meal Kits are so easy, you’d feel crazy for not thinking about them before! But yep- put everything that you need for one dish in a big plastic bag, and puot that plastuic bag in the freezer. When you want to make the dish, pul it, thaw it, and cook it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Naan pizza works wel here because it can all fit inside a platic bag and the components freeze fanulously. And then once thawed, you have dinner on the table in like, 10 minutes.
I mean, what can be better than that!?
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Here’s a list of my favorite naan pizza toppings:
Spanish chorizo and manchego cheese
Fried egg, sausage, bacon, and cheddar cheese
Ricotta cheese, honey, and almond slivers
Monterey jack cheese, salsa, and pulled pork
The possibilities are literally endless!
How about YOU!? Have you tried naan pizza? What about a freezer meal kit? I want to hear about it!