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Lately I have been VERY into tomatoes of all types and forms. They are easily one of the best parts of summer and are so versatile. And what better way to celebrate delicious tomatoes than with an easy, homemade margherita flatbread pizza? It's so much easier than it seems and once you try homemade dough, you won't go back. Good vegan cheese, tomato sauce and tons of fresh basil…Plus, pair it with a good wine…cannot go wrong!

vegan flatbread margherita pizza on wood background with a glass of wine and fresh tomatoes

To make this pizza, I used my naan dough recipe and I must say, it works perfectly. You can roll the dough as thin as you would like, it's the simplest of ingredients, oil free and you can make it ahead of time for an easy week night recipe. It's also less time consuming and easier to make than regular pizza dough. Basically, all around better.

To prep your dough, check out the naan recipe and then come back for the pizza party. You can of course use store-bought dough, but this one is so easy you really should give it a try! Plus, homemade is always better.

naan bread dough for flat bread pizza on floured surface

Once your dough has risen for an hour and doubled in size, divide it in two. Two pizzas is always better than one, right?

Now, sprinkle your surface with a bit of all purpose flour and roll your dough out into a circle that is about 10″ in diameter. If you want a thinner dough, roll it out into a 12″ circle.

This also does not have to be perfect by any means! You can see that my pizza wasn't a perfect circle but it's just as good. I think it even gives it a homemade charm with an organic shape! As long as the dough is rolled evenly, that's all that matters.

Next, add on your pizza sauce. For a classic margherita pizza, use San Marzano's crushed tomatoes for the tomato sauce. I used Rao's marinara sauce. I know it's not traditional, but it's what I had on hand and I am all about using what you've got. Plus, I really really love Rao's marinara sauce (really, I think I could drink it with a straw) so I was very happy with the outcome here!

Finally, the vegan cheese! I highly recommend Miyoko's Creamery Mozzarella. It actually melts, bubbles, and is the closest texture to real mozzarella in my opinion. It doesn't get gummy or weird when it bakes and it also does not have an overpowering fake cheese taste. If you're able to find it near you, definitely give it a try!

vegan pizza after baking with bubbling cheese

I mean…just look at those bubbles! Who says vegans can't have good cheese?

Lastly, the basil. Lots and lots of basil. Quite possibly the best part of margherita pizza.

flatbread pizza on stone cutting board topped with fresh basil

That's it! Doesn't this seem super easy? I promise it is so simple and if your dough is prepped ahead of time, it can be ready in 30 minutes or less for a quick week night recipe! Pizza in the middle of the week is guaranteed to make staying in more fun.

Don't forget to pin this recipe for later and if you give it a try, don't forget to tag Home-Cooked Roots on social media. I love seeing your recipes!

If you're in need of more 30 minute weeknight recipes, these are some of my favorites:

And for dessert? Try this 2 minute Vanilla Cake in a Mug.

Slices of flatbread margherita pizza on wooden surface

Enjoy!

 

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Margherita Flatbread Naan Pizza

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Cost: $5.78 per recipe / $1.45 per pizza
The easiest dinner that's ready in less than 20 minutes!

Ingredients
 

  • 4 naan store-bought or homemade ($1.11)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce ($1.02)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese vegan or regular ($1.87)
  • 1 cup fresh basil thinly sliced ($1.78)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of pizza sauce on each naan, followed by a 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese. If you are using my homemade cashew mozzarella, I like to dollop it in 1 tablespoon drops on top and lightly spread on top of sauce.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until naan is golden brown around the edges and the cheese is melted. If you are using pre-shredded vegan cheese, it may not melt like traditional cheese, but will still taste good!
  • Top with thinly sliced basil, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese, or as desired. Enjoy naan pizzas immediately while warm.
  • Pizza sauce: Use homemade marinara sauce, store-bought marinara sauce, or basil tomato sauce.

Notes

  • Prep time does not include making homemade naan or homemade dairy-free mozzarellas, if using.
  • This recipe was updated on March 8, 2024 to include an improved, simplified recipe. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 1202mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

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