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Zucchini Naan Pizza with Basil and Bruschetta

When you have zucchini popping up in your garden, it's time to make a quick zucchini basil puree. Spread it on top of store-bought naan bread, then top with tomato bruschetta, mozzarella and parmesan for a quick flatbread skillet pizza!

Course dinner, Main Course, pizza
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini pizza
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2 naan pizzas
Calories 548 kcal


  • 2-3 pieces Naan flatbread (depending on size of your naan, this can make 3 pizzas)
  • 1 cup zucchini basil puree (recipe below)
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese blend
  • 1 cup tomato bruschetta (recipe below)

Zucchini Basil Puree

  • 1.25 cups grated zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts (or other nut)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus more to top)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (more for serving)
  • a couple leaves kale or spinach (to enhance sauce color)
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to season (1/2-3/4 tsp salt is what I used)

Tomato Bruschetta

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to season


Zucchini Basil Puree

  1. Shred zucchini. Toss in a bowl with a little salt and let rest for 5 minutes (the salt helps draw out the water). Squeeze zucchini over a colander to drain excess water.

  2. Place zucchini in a food processor along with garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, basil, kale/spinach, lemon juice and salt & pepper. Blend until emulsified. Add 1 Tbs olive oil, blend for an even consistency.

Tomato Bruschetta

  1. Chop tomatoes and garlic. Place in a bowl with 1/4 tsp Kosher salt and olive oil. Set aside.

Naan Pizza

  1. Adjust oven rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. 

  2. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat until hot and glistening. Reduce heat to medium-low and wipe out excess oil with a paper towel.

    Working with one piece of naan at a time (if you can fit two in your skillet, do it!), place naan in skillet with the bumpy side facing down. Let the bottom sizzle and get a little brown while you top it.

  3. Spread a thick layer of zucchini basil puree evenly over naan all the way to the edges. 

  4. Top each naan with bruschetta, mozzarella, and a sprinkle of extra parmesan. Sprinkle lightly with salt. 

  5. Transfer skillet to the oven under the broiler and broil until cheese is melted and starting to brown - 3 to 4 minutes. 

  6. Slide pizza out onto a cutting board. Top with extra basil. Cut and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Naan Pizza with Basil and Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 548
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.