Naan Pizza, a budget friendly pizza alternative

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Craving a pizza takeaway or an Indian? Know you really shouldn’t open the Deliveroo app for the third time this week? Look no further for this will qualm at least some of your takeaway desires and so much cheaper.

This Sausage naan pizza combines your need for pizza and Indian and by using a naan as a base is a much easier alternative to making your own pizza base because who really has time for that?

It could also be a really fun one to make with flatmates with alternative toppings and bases, a simple pizza night if you will. Or just a really easy student meal that once made will sit happily in the fridge for a day or two until heated up. 


1 Naan bread
110g sausage meat 
½ red Onion
70ml of tomato puree 
30ml of harissa paste
1 small garlic clove
Sprinkle of basil
100g cheddar cheese

Once you get the hang of the recipe you can use different toppings and experiment a bit. You could look at trying chicken, chorizo, tofu or change the cheese up with feta or mozzarella.

Adding different vegetables is also a great way to add more flavour cheaply with mushrooms, courgette, sweetcorn or anything else. It also depends on your budget and taste buds.

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Cut your onion into wedges and pop onto a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread evenly and roast for 10-15 minutes. Check halfway through and toss onion around for even coating. 

If you wanted you could also add pepper to the onion for some added colour and flavour.

While this is going on place your frying pan on the hob at a medium high heat with a little bit of oil. Add the sausage meat and cook until browned, breaking the sausage into chunks with a wooden spoon as you go. This should take about 5 minutes and once done remove the pan from the heat. If there is any excess oil drain this off 

Remember the sausage is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle. 

Now pop the tomato puree and harissa paste into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the small chopped garlic clove and the dried basil and mix together. If you don’t want it to be as spicy, put less harissa paste in or not at all you could just replace the harissa paste with more tomato puree. 

Grate your cheese into another small bowl ready. 

I’ve written cheddar in the ingredients as it is the most accessible and cheapest option but feta, mozzarella or even goats would work just as well. 

Now once your onion is suitably roasted transfer to a small bowl. I know it’s a lot of separate bowls, if you’d don’t have this it doesn’t matter too much you’re about to put it all on your naan bread. 

Put your naan bread on a baking tray from the onions. Now spread the tomato paste on the naan with the back of the spoon leaving one cm as a border. Now spread out your sausage meat out on top and the onion. Top with your cheese. 

Now place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the base is crispy and the cheese is melted to your preference. 

Remove from the oven and serve, cutting your slices however you want. 

Featured image – Hello Fresh

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