This Three-Cheese Naan Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic is perfect as a party appetizer or a quick meal!
Because I work in the food industry, I’m often asked “what’s your favorite food?” This question makes me cringe. Life is short, and there are many wonderful things to eat. I suppose if I put in some time and effort, I might be able to create a top 10 list? I’ve never attempted this, but I’m fairly certain pizza would receive a high ranking. It has two things I love: bread and cheese. This naan pizza is my latest collaboration with Wisconsin Cheese, and it highlights three of their cheeses: Ricotta, Mozzarella and Romano.
I love preparing homemade pizza dough. However, store-bought naan bread is a fantastic alternative when I want to throw dinner together in under 30 minutes: it’s tender, chewy, and the perfect size for single serving pizzas. These can also be sliced into thin wedges for party appetizers (March Madness, anyone?)
Balsamic glaze adds a touch of sweetness here that you would normally get from tomato sauce. You can certainly swap it out for sauce if you’d prefer a more traditional pizza. Another option, either as a swap or addition, is halved grape tomatoes. They’re small enough to properly roast in 15 minutes and will add a great flavor and texture to the pizza.
Looking for a more traditional crust? Try my Caramelized Onion Arugula Pizza.
Three-Cheese Naan Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic
- 2 pieces naan bread
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon fresh chives, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
- 2/3 - 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup baby arugula
- Balsamic glaze
- Coarse sea salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with foil. Place naan on the prepared sheet and brush each piece lightly with olive oil.
- In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, chives, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper.
- Spread the ricotta evenly onto the naan, leaving space around the edges for a crust. Top evenly with the romano, followed by the mozzarella.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and top with arugula, a drizzle of balsamic, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve immediately.
Please read my full post for additional recipe notes, tips, and serving suggestions!
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Amanda|The Kitcheneer says
I LOVE the balsamic glaze on these naan pizzas! Looks so good!
Lora @savoringitaly says
I would love to try Wisconsin ricotta cheese…I bet it is amazing. This looks like the perfect lunch for me!
Isabelle @ Crumb says
I often say that pizza is at the top of my list of desert island foods, because I could easily eat it every single day and never get bored… and this particular version looks like it would rank high on my list of desert island pizzas, because who can say no to that beautiful combination of toppings? Love that sprinkle of fresh arugula!
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
My mouth is watering just looking at this, i can imagine the flavors of the cheese with that spicy arugula, yum!
Pizza is, and always will be, my favourite food. Lasagna runs a close second. I could eat this every single day. It’s the perfect pizza, not only delicious but gorgeous. Love it.
Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures says
Mmmm this last snap of cold weather has me craving carbs and cheese like crazy. Pizza is definitely up there as one of my favorite foods as well.
Im always a big fan of effortless food like this!! YASSSSSSS!!!!
I’m loving the springy vibes of these pizzas! And yes, pizza is always my top fav food list too <3
I am with you – pizza would most definitely be toward the top of my list of favorites! This looks and sounds amazing too!
Jennifer Blake says
There isn’t a single thing about this I don’t like! Delish!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
Using Naan for pizza crust is so good! And I love the toppings here, yum!
Nummy nummy in m tummy!
I wanna just fold this in half and face plant it!!