Walnut, Kale + Butternut Squash Naan Pizza

October 15, 2017
Walnut, Kale + Butternut Squash Naan Pizza. Don't settle for delivery. This simple dinner is ready in minutes and with only 5 minutes of prep. The whole family will love it! bewholebeyou.com

 

In preparation for baby time, I have been maxing out on all the most basic, simple meal ideas that I can. In doing so, I have been trying to be more creative than frozen pizzas and the like. I have lots of pre-cooked meals in the freezer such as my Sweet Potato Chili and Anthony’s favorite, our Chunky Italian Vegetable Soup. I have quite a few meals ready to go in the freezer that we will just have to thaw out.

But I can guarantee soup and chili is not always going to cut it, and we are not going to be in the mood to do anything major in the kitchen, but you can only do take out or delivery so many times. So that’s why I have been working so hard on this. And I think I have some goodies up my sleeve.

Have you tried Naan pizza? If your answer is no, you are going to want to run to the grocery now and get some. Naan on it’s own is AMAZING, but when you make it into a flatbread pizza with all sorts of goodness on top, it is out of this world. And the greatest part? It only takes about 5 minutes to prep. That’s what I mean when I say no fuss in the kitchen. None.

Walnut, Kale + Butternut Squash Naan Pizza. Don't settle for delivery. This simple dinner is ready in minutes and with only 5 minutes of prep. The whole family will love it! bewholebeyou.com

Wait, how can one remove the skin and cut a butternut squash in less than 5 minutes? That is a feat on it’s own! Well friends, it’s called shortcuts. I was recently at the grocery and came across frozen pre-cut butternut squash. Huge win if you ask me! So for this recipe, I just thawed enough for the pizza and the rest is still in the freezer for next time. I also happened to have more kale in the garden than I know what to do with at times so that went straight onto this as well. Spinach could work as well if you prefer. And then it comes down to some chopped walnuts, Italian seasoning and mozzarella. Seriously, you could make this one in your sleep.

But when you taste it, you will be amazed by how such a simple recipe could pack so much flavor. I swear it’s the naan. The chewy flavorful flatbread adds a whole new level to your pizza. And with so little time and effort!

The next time you are at the grocery (if you haven’t run up there already), grab a few packages of naan and toss them in the freezer for those times you need a quick and easy dinner but don’t want to settle for delivery!

Walnut, Kale + Butternut Squash Naan Pizza. Don't settle for delivery. This simple dinner is ready in minutes and with only 5 minutes of prep. The whole family will love it! bewholebeyou.com

Walnut, Kale + Butternut Squash Naan Pizza
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 piece of naan
  2. 1 handful fresh, chopped kale
  3. 1/2 frozen butternut squash, thawed
  4. 1/4 c chopped walnuts
  5. 1/3 c mozzarella
  6. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  7. 1garlic clove, minced
  8. Olive oil
  9. Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Gently massage kale in a light drizzle of olive oil, set aside.
  3. Place naan on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Lightly coat naan with olive oil. Sprinkle minced garlic and Italian seasoning all over the bread. Add sea salt and cracked pepper if desired.
  5. Spread butternut squash and kale evenly across the bread and then sprinkle walnuts evenly as well. Sprinkle cheese and an extra dash of Italian seasoning if desired.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for about 7-10 minutes until cheese is melted and edges of naan are browned.
  7. Allow to cool for several minutes and then cut and serve.
Notes
  1. Feel free to add more cheese to your pizza if desired!
  2. If you want to use unfrozen butternut squash, roast the cubed pieces at 425°F for about 10 minutes before adding to the pizza.
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Walnut, Kale + Butternut Squash Naan Pizza. Don't settle for delivery. This simple dinner is ready in minutes and with only 5 minutes of prep. The whole family will love it! bewholebeyou.com

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20 Comments

  • Reply Laura October 16, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Ok my hubsand and oldest daughter are obsessed with Naan! They would LOVE it if I turned some Naan into a pizza like this!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Yes! It’s so easy!

  • Reply Taylor Kiser October 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    This pizza looks so ahhmazing! I totally have to make this asap! Love all the delicious toppings and that naan! Yum!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Taylor!

  • Reply Rachel October 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

    This looks really good. I love kale and I love butternut squash. What a great idea for a pizza!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  • Reply Sarah October 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Looks so delicious! I love squash on pizza, especially in the fall and kale is so good right now after the first frost. I’ll have to try this naan version for a quick and easy weeknight meal!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Enjoy!

  • Reply Deryn | Running on Real Food October 16, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Umm, obsessed with this idea!! Naan for pizza crust sounds so amazing, and so easy! Totes making a vegan version of this, I love butternut squash on pizza!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Do you have a vegan cheese you typically use?

  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt October 17, 2017 at 8:29 am

    What a cozy pizza! This looks so good– love the fresh fall flavors in it.

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Cozy is a perfect way to describe it!

  • Reply Alisa October 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Talk about a creative twist on pizza! I’ve never thought to top one w/ butternut squash – now I’m wondering how a butternut sauce would be on it!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Butternut sauce?! Yes!!!

  • Reply Whitney E. RD October 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Yum!! I make pita pizzas pretty frequently but I’ll bet the naan tastes pretty amazing. And I love all the fall flavors going on here!

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      The naan is so chewy! And good call on the pita!

  • Reply Emily October 18, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I’ve been thinking about you and what an exciting time it is for you! Love this pizza, we always keep a few naan breads in the house for when we need a quick and easy pizza too! Love the butternut kale combo 🙂

    • Reply Lorie October 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks for thinking of us Emily! And I know I’ll be needing to come to your house for dinner sometime soon!!!

  • Reply Jordan October 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Pizza is my love language! I would’ve never thought to top with butternut squash but it sounds awesome!

    • Reply Lorie October 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      I love to try fun new combos. This one was a winner!

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