Sausage and Hatch Chile Pizza on Naan
Love the idea of homemade pizza but no time to make pizza dough? Try making this Sausage and Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread; it’s quick, easy and delicious!
I spent weeks mulling over this recipe for Sausage and Hatch Green Chiles on Naan bread, trying to decide exactly what ingredients to use and how to make them all work together OR I cleaned out the fridge and had some things I needed to either use or regretfully lose?
If you guessed the later, you’re on the money! I should really create a new section on this blog for just these type of meals because it happens pretty regularly.
Now that both of my children are grown and I’m an empty nester, I find some old habits (Like Motherhood!) do die hard. Sometimes I buy too much food or have too much in the way of leftovers. So this Sausage and Hatch Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread is my latest version of Fridge Foods.
The sausage had been thawed for a couple of days; the green chile peppers were left from a bag of Hatch green chiles that I had thawed and used earlier in the week and the cheese was good but had been opened for awhile. I wanted to use it before I regretted that I had not; that is all.
Now my friend Ansh who cooks amazing Indian food (and blogs about it at Spice Roots) might threaten to show up and pop me for not making my own Naan this time, but I love this bread and Costco has it available all the time.
It had already been frozen once and I had 4 pieces in the package…I thought it would be the perfect solution for a quick, pizza type dish and I loved it so much I’m doing that again; it made this pizza the easiest EVER!
I recreated a pizza from a local brewpub several months ago that had jalapeno in the mix; they topped their offering with some cream cheese and that’s just the best bite ever. The combination of heat with the creamy coolness of cream cheese is so perfect that I decided to be redundant and do it again.
It’s also simply a fun surprise. I had never seen cream cheese on pizza before and in both of these applications it’s perfect; it tempers the heat perfectly. I upped the heat ratio of the sausage mixture just a bit with some red pepper so I would say it’s a must!
More great recipes with Hatch green chiles (Sub for any recipe that calls for Poblano with Medium heat Hatch chiles!).
- Hatch Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese
- Hatch Green Chile and Cheese Soup
- Chile Relleno Casserole
- Chile Relleno Soup
- Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup
I do fridge diving a lot and while I can always find something that makes for a quick meal, it’s not every time that I love something enough to share it with you.
This was so good I should have created it purposely but I’m just glad I did it at all. And trust me, you will see more Naan pizzas. Next time I promise Ansh and I will be making it homemade. I so do not want to get bopped!
PIN IT! ‘Sausage and Hatch Green Chile Pizza on Naan Bread
Hatch Green Chile and Sausage Pizza on Naan Bread
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- 6-7 oz green chiles fresh, frozen or canned, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1.5 lbs sausage. Italian or breakfast sausage either one. (I thought I had Italian but it turned out to be BRATWURST...and yet it was still good!)
- 1 tsp red pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 can diced tomatoes drained
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 slices Naan bread
- 2 cups shredded cheese I combined cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan.
- Meat mixture
- 3 oz cream cheese
- Saute onion and peppers in oil until onion is translucent, add garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add sausage, removing it from casings and breaking it up if necessary. Cook until sausage is browned.
- Add spices and tomatoes and simmer on medium low for 5 minutes.
- Brush Naan with olive oil. Put 1/4 cup of cheese on each slice. Top with 1/4 of the meat mixture and top the meat with another 1/4 cup of cheese.
- Cut the cream cheese into 16 pieces and roll them into balls; put 4 on each pizza.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until pizza is browned. Cut each pizza into 4 slices and serve.
I actually make this a lot and everyone loves it! So, thank you for this great recipe, so easy and versatile. I usually cook them on a preheated pizza stone at 400, in my oven they take 8 minutes to be perfect. My question is what oven temperature you meant them to be cooked at. There isn’t one included. Thank you!
So I had some admin issues today and finally got to this post. It was exactly what I had feared…when I changed to new software it did not accurately include all my info so there was no bake time. This was two years ago so I’m just including your time and temp…thanks so much for the heads up!
Looks delicious! At first glance I thought those cheese balls were marshmellows and I was really wondering how that was going to work. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
My daughter likes to smear them over the pizza but I like those occasional burst of soft flavor. Different strokes right. But…NO marshmallows; that might be taking that a bit far. 🙂
Yummm, I was all about running out to the store to get what I need for this yummy-looking pizza until I got to the cream cheese balls–then I got a little unsure. I like cream cheese and I’ve had some pretty out there toppings on pizzas, but not cream cheese balls! Can you comment on that aspect of the pizza?
The first time I had some was when I made a pizza I had out; it had jalapeno peppers and that soft creamy cheese was such a perfect bite with the hot peppers. SO…since this pizza had green chiles and I added some spice, I decided to do it again. They are just fluffy little pillows of contrast! Does that help?
I love naan too — and usually buy it, rather than make my own. I’m lazy, what can I say? 😉 This looks terrific — never had a naan pizza. But I while!
OH Barb!! I LOVE this!! We should eat this on our next girls night out 😀
Those types of meals happen to me all the time too! This looks delicious! I just love naan bread pizza!
I lol’d at this post. I too went for years cooking the same amount as when I had teenagers at home. My fridge was always full of leftovers. One day I decided I was sick of mashed potato pancakes for breakfast and began cutting back. Now we rarely have leftovers because John doesn’t like them. If we have food leftover, I make something ‘new’ out of them. It took me more than 5 years to cut back, I should add that.
This naan bread pizza is wonderful.
*Fridge Diving* I like that term 🙂 I’ve love Naan bread but have never had the wonderful idea to make little personal pizzas with them. Thanks for the inspiration!