Take-out Tuesday, Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts

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Okay, if you ever make one of my recipes, make sure it’s this one

pesto naan with pine nuts

This might be my new all time favorite ever

basil pesto naan


naan ingredients

Caramelized shallots…

Seriously good

caramelized shallots

Basil pesto, shredded Parmesan, pine nuts

pesto pizza

a few minutes in the toaster oven or under the broiler…

Basil Pesto Naan with shallot & pine nuts

A garnish of fresh basil from the garden {the one thing I can grow!}

caramelized shallot and basil pesto naan

If you don’t love it, I will refund your money…

Ha ha, just a little humor brought on by 100 degree heat  😅

Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts

Naan bread is great for making small pizzas for 1 or 2 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • mini naan bread {I used Stone Fire naan}
  • shallots diced {plan on 1/2 shallot per naan}
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • basil pesto* {I used Giovanni Rana}
  • shredded Parmesan or Manchego cheese
  • pine nuts
  • fresh basil leaves chopped


  • Caramelize shallots by slowing sauteing them in a skillet with butter and olive oil, about 20 minutes. Spread naan with a generous layer of pesto. Add shallots, pine nuts and sprinkle with cheese. Toast in toaster oven for about 4 minutes or until golden and cheese has melted. Garnish with fresh basil. You can assemble these ahead of time and refrigerate until toasting.


*Easy homemade Pesto:
1 cup basil leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 T olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 oz shaved Parmesan
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse. Makes about 1/2 cup
Keyword naan, naan pizza, pesto pizza, pine nuts, pizza for 1
pesto & naan

I got the pesto and naan at Walmart…Publix also carries the naan

Giovanni Rana brand basil pesto is the best store bought pesto I’ve had, you can check for store availability in your area here

Stonefire naan is crazy good too, you can find their store locater here

Basil Pesto Naan with shallot & pine nuts

This is perfect for summer because you quickly toast it, not heating up the kitchen and it’s light, and oh so tasty…

pesto naan pizza

Or cook it on your grill, yum!

Let me know if you try it, I’d love to know what you think-


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21 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts”
  1. Jodi says:

    Ohhhh Yummmm!!

  2. Jenna, some of my favorite ingredients. I am definitely going to try this! I make my own pesto and I love naan, so this is a keeper for sure! Happy Flag Day!

  3. This is calling my name. In fact, I just took out some pesto and dipped some cold chicken in it. LOL! I am going to the store to get the ingredients for this today. Sounds so good!

  4. Ellen Shook says:

    Looks Dee-lish! Costco and Sprouts have Naan, too.

  5. This looks amazingly delicious and I love that fact that it is quick and easy to prepare and cook in these hot summer months!

  6. The heat is getting insufferable here already, these would be great for supper…not so heavy for the summer heat.

  7. Linda says:

    Lovely photos. It looks divine! 🙂

  8. OH this sounds so incredibly tasty and delicious! I have pinned this and will totally be making this in the future!

  9. Lynn says:

    Sounds good and you can’t beat the money back guarantee:@)

  10. Mary says:

    Sounds so good Jenna! I have basil growing that will be ready for pesto-making in a couple of weeks! Stay cool 🙂

  11. Helen Adams says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I want to make this right now, but hope to try it this weekend it looks awesome! By the way I love your table setting! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Stacey says:

    I would be perfectly happy to have this for dinner tonight!! Pinning to remember.

    I’m so glad you shared this at TOHOT. 🙂

  13. Julie says:

    This pizza looks so good.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week Jenna. :0)

  14. This sounds incredible! YUM.

  15. Oh my! My husband would go gaga over this recipe. It looks outrageous and your money back guarantee is the clincher!

  16. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna, making pizza with the Naan bread seems to be all the rage right now. I will definitely try to make this as my family would love this.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.

  17. JESS44903 says:

    Definitely a neat recipe! Yummy!

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  18. Helen Adams says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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