Pizza night! Pizza night! Yippee! I love pizza night. We have pizza every Friday night, because the family loves it, and it is one less meal for me to try to figure out every week. When I sit down to plan the upcoming dinners, I just slap PIZZA under the ‘Friday’ heading right off. Woohoo! One done, only six more to go! 😀
We used to order out for pizza night, but in the last couple of years I discovered the magic of making it at home with a little help from store-bought frozen pizza dough and store-bought pizza sauce. Yes, I know you can make both of these things yourself and they taste better, but the store-bought stuff tastes pretty good too, and I can roll out the dough and prepare the pizza in just about the same amount of time it takes me to order delivery or take-out. And it still saves us a ton of money compared to ordering out!
Every once in a while, I like to get creative with the pizzas and try something a little different. For this version, I decided to give it a little Indian flair. I had some naan in the house, and thought it would make great little individual pizza crusts, just like other versions of flatbread. The great thing to this approach is that the kids can decline to try my little pizza experiment if they are not feeling adventurous, so it works out well for families because each little pizza can be customized.
You can try this with whatever veggies you have handy. I used onion, cauliflower, and broccoli this time. Next time I am going to try with some eggplant and maybe spinach and/or mushrooms. The possibilities are endless! I love to eat my veggies this way!
- 2 tablespoons prepared pizza sauce
- 1 teaspoon curry powder, divided (you can use a bit more if you really like curry!)
- 1 whole grain naan (about 4.4 ounces)
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup chopped broccoli florets (cut fairly small, around ½ inch)
- ¼ cup chopped cauliflower florets (cut fairly small, around ½ inch)
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- In a small bowl, combine the pizza sauce and ½ teaspoon of the curry powder.
- Please the naan on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Spread the sauce over the naan.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce.
- In a medium bowl combine the broccoli, cauliflower, onion, olive oil, and remaining ½ teaspoon curry.
- Distribute over the cheese.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and vegetables are softened.