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Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

This Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza is sure to be the next family favorite that uses simple ingredients and makes for a fun baking experience for everyone, especially when making comfort food in a new unique way.

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

Make a delicious and extra-cheesy Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza with a a fun spin on a pizza crust by using garlic naan bread, topped with fresh mozzarella and Everything But the Bagel seasoning for a family-favorite dinner at home. Dairy-free option available. 

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

Pizza is my absolute weakness when it comes to comfort food and this Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza is fun, new way to enjoy an easy pizza without making the crust from scratch. Plus, if you're anything like my husband who LOVES thin-crusted pizza then making it on naan bread is a dream come true!

Besides, it's currently Back-to-school for most kids and this pizza is by far one of the easiest things to whip together during the week for lunch or dinner.

You can definitely make your own naan bread (which I'm thinking about dropping a recipe of this soon) or you can purchase organic naan bread from grocers like Whole Foods. It's fairly inexpensive which makes it a great option as well.

When it comes to this Everything Bagel Cheese pizza, my son loves it and truly enjoys the strong garlic flavor. Of course, if too much garlic isn't your thing, then you can totally cut down on the garlic in the pizza sauce. 

 Overall, this pizza is kid-approved, adult-approved and entertaining-approved!

How to Make Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

An easy Everything Bagel cheese pizza recipe that comes together in just a few short steps. Start by making the white garlic sauce and letting it cool slightly, then moving unto the assembly of everything followed by the baking process and wallah!

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

INGREDIENT NOTES

Things you need to know about some of the key ingredients in this Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza.

  • Garlic Naan bread. Feel free to use any naan bread (including a vegan-friendly version) that you have on hand---whether store-bought or homemade. I love using an organic version and for this pizza, I just love the added garlic flavor.
  • Mozzarella (fresh). Adds a great amount of savory and beautiful melty cheese flavor by using fresh mozzarella which is sliced as thin or thick as you'd like.
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning. I like to create my own sometimes or a use one of my favorite organic store–bought blends.

WHITE GARLIC SAUCE

Next, prepare the white sauce for the pizza. It’s loaded with creamy, savory flavor, thanks to these ingredients:

  • Butter. Use unsalted so you can control the flavor of the sauce, but feel free to use salted butter. Just omit the salt from the rest of the sauce.
  • Garlic. Fresh garlic will give you the best flavor, but you can use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder if you prefer. 
  • Heavy cream. Choose organic for the best flavor! You can also use a plant-based milk (and thicken it with about 1 tablespoon flour) or full-fat coconut milk/cream for a dairy-free option.
  • Parmesan cheese. You could also use more mozzarella, asiago or another melty cheese. A mixture of cheeses also works well!
  • Salt and black pepper.
  • Red pepper flakes. This is optional, but I like bit of heat on this naan pizza. 

Tip: Let the sauce cool a bit before using it on the pizza crust. 

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

STEPS TO MAKE A HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL BLEND

When it comes to the everything bagel blend, it’s all about the sesame seeds and if I’m not using a store-bought version, I definitely enjoy keeping it as original as possible with both white + black sesame seeds.

But, you can use one or the other if you don’t currently have both. Overall, this recipe makes ¼ cup, however, I love making a larger batch (by doubling or tripling the ingredients) and storing it in an airtight container for a longer period of time. Here are the ingredients that you need:

  • 4 tsps white sesame seeds
  • 2 tsps black sesame seeds
  • 2 tsps poppy seeds
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Other Topping Ideas

If you’re looking for more pizza topping inspiration or want to just make these pizzas even more delicious, here are some more ideas:

  • Use bacon pieces for an even more savory taste.
  • Add greens to the mix. Kale or spinach are always a great go-to!
  • Sprinkle the tops of the pizza with shredded chicken for some protein factor.
  • Add roasted veggies for a bit of color----think roasted tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, etc.
  • Roasted chickpeas or cauliflower.

Why You’ll Love This Naan Pizza Recipe

  • It’s a SUPER EASY pizza recipe that doesn't require a homemade crust unless you make your own naan bread.
  • The recipe serves 4 people, so there’s plenty of pizza for the whole crew to enjoy! Plus, you can totally double this recipe for more pizzas.
  • Savory and garlicky flavors from both sauce and Everything Bagel seasoning take the flavor to the next level. 
  • Easy cleanup from the use of a sheet pan and parchment paper. 
  • The best family-affair recipe for any weeknight or weekend laidback meal.

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

Best Types of Cheese for this Naan Bread Pizza

Even though this Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza is based on using mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese (for the sauce), you can also switch things up and add a new flare in their flavor profile by adding any of the following:

  • Gruyère
  • Sharp or Mild Cheddar Cheese 
  • Gouda
  • American cheese

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

Storing Leftovers

Leftover pizza is best kept tightly wrapped in foil paper, refrigerated for 3-4 days for optimal freshness.

Can I Make this Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza Dairy-Free?

Absolutely! To make this naan pizza dairy-free, simply substitute the unsalted butter with vegan butter, the heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk/cream, and the cheeses for dairy-free shreds. Also, ensure that the naan bread is vegan-friendly. 

How Long Can I Store Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend For?

This original recipe makes about ¼ cup, however, you can always make a larger batch of this and store it in an airtight container in a dry, cool place for up to 6 months.

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

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Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza

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This Easy Everything Bagel Cheese Naan Pizza is sure to be the next family favorite that uses simple ingredients and makes for a fun baking experience for everyone, especially when making comfort food in a new unique way.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 1-2 medium garlic naan breads, store-bought or homemade

WHITE GARLIC SAUCE:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ cups organic heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

TOPPINGS:

  • 2-3 Tbsps Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (See Notes!)
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced thin

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit and place top rack into the middle of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

TO MAKE THE WHITE GARLIC SAUCE:

  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. Once melted, add minced garlic and sauté until translucent and fragrance. Add in the heavy cream, grated parmesan, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, whisking until combined, thickened, and smoothed.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

ASSEMBLY:

  • Add the garlic naan bread slices unto the prepared baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Add a bit of the white garlic sauce unto the top of centers of each naan bread and evenly spread it out using a spoon until generously covered.
  • Generously add pieces of fresh mozzarella atop the white sauce, followed by the Everything Bagel seasoning, generously sprinkling it atop everything.
  • Gently transfer the naan bread 'pizzas' to the hot oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or so, until the cheese has melted (and becomes bubbly) and the naan bread is crispy and golden brown.
  • Once done, allow pizzas to rest/cool for a few minutes (about 2-3 minutes) so that the cheese sets before cutting into generous square/rectangular slices, using a pizza cutter.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftover pizza is best kept tightly wrapped in foil paper, refrigerated for 3-4 days for optimal freshness.
  • EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING (STORAGE): This original recipe makes about ¼ cup, however, you can always make a larger batch of this and store it in an airtight container in a dry, cool place for up to 6 months. SEE POST FOR MEASUREMENTS.
  • DAIRY-FREE OPTION: To make this pizza dairy-free, simply substitute the unsalted butter with vegan butter, the heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk/cream, and the cheeses for dairy-free shreds. Also, ensure that the naan bread is vegan-friendly. 
 

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