Aldi is selling their Specially Selected brand naan bread in four count pack. The flatbread, available as either garlic or regular flavor, is thicker than the naan that I get at Indian restaurants which makes it perfect for making flatbread pizzas.
Keep reading and we will cover:
- Calories and Nutrition
- How to Heat the Naan
- How to Make a Naan Flatbread Pizza
Naan Flatbread Calories and Nutrition
One flatbread has three servings and each serving has the following nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 3.5g (4% DV)
- Cholesterol: 5mg (2% DV)
- Sodium: 290mg (13% DV)
- Total Carbs: 20g (7% DV)
- Protein: 4g
The packaging makes no special claims regarding being organic, non-GMO, etc.
How to Heat the Naan
The packaging provides instructions for heating the naan with an oven, grill and microwave.
In general you heat the naan by:
- Removing it from the packaging.
- Misting both sides lightly with water or brushing with olive oil.
- Heating in a 400F oven for 2-3 minutes or wrapping in a paper towel and microwaving for one minute.
Once the naan is heated it becomes soft and tender. The warmed bread is a great to serve with traditional Indian dishes like Madras Lentils.
How to Make Naan Flatbread Pizza
These large flatbreads are great for making pizzas.
The bread has a “charred and bubbly” side and a plain, flat side. When I make pizza I place the charred side gown and use the flat plain side to hold the toppings.
My favorite pizza is inspired by the chicken panini recipe on the packaging. I top the flatbread with:
- 2 tbls pesto
- 2 tbls sun dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken strips
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
I place the pizza in my Ninja Foodi air fryer and cook it in “Bake” mode at 425F for 8 minutes.
The pizza is absolutely delicious. My daughter declared that it looks and tastes like an appetizer you would get at a fancy restaurant.
Another aspect that I enjoy about using these flatbreads for pizza is they are small enough that you can personalize the toppings without making a big fuss. It is no big deal to make four different pizzas so everyone can get exactly what they want!