Quick grilled pizza margherita


  • Prep Time7 mins
  • Total Time29 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Quick grilled pizza margherita

This pizza recipe is so quick and easy that you'll want to make it as often as your family wants to eat it! Try baking it in the oven or grilled on the barbecue.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tsp chopped garlic

  • 2 cups canned whole Italian plum tomatoes, with juices (ideally San Marzano)

  • pinch granulated sugar

  • pinch salt

Pizza base and toppings

  • 4 naan, or similar flatbread

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • basil

  • 4 tsp olive oil

  • pineapple

  • ham

  • pepperoni

  • mushrooms

  • bacon

  • sausage

  • olives


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut large naans into 3 or 4 pieces.

  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium. Add garlic and sauté for 30 sec. or until it starts to smell sweet. Squish up the tomatoes with your hand, or a potato masher, put into the pot with their juices and a pinch of sugar, and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer on medium-low for 15 min or until rich and saucy. Season with salt.

  • Brush oil onto baking sheet.Place naan pieces onto baking sheet.Top each with a dollop of tomato sauce and sprinkle with grated cheese. Add additional toppings and season with a touch of salt and pepper.

  • Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and naan is heated through. Serve right away.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 631, Protein 25g, Carbohydrates 70g, Fat 28g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 1600mg.


Try a 9 oz ball of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella in place of shredded cheese if your family is sensitive to sodium.

Looking for kid-friendly recipes that you can make together and will tempt even the pickiest eaters? Have your kids create their very own personal-sized pizza masterpiece by arranging their favourite ingredients just the way they like them. The crusts are made using Indian naan bread, so no kneading required. Sprinkle on some cheese—a little or a lot, depending just how cheesy they want to get. Watch our short video together to see how it all comes together!

This article was originally published on Jun 17, 2012

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