Sriracha Peanut Naan Pizza

I hear it all the time, “Sara, I love good food, but I just don’t have the time to pull it all together.” I totally get it. Time is something we would all like more of. But since I can’t add more hours to your day (I really would love to do that for you), I can give you some strategies on how to be efficient in the kitchen. And as a bonus, I’m sharing an awesome naan pizza recipe with you!

Kitchen Efficiency

Yes, it’s a thing! You can succeed in the kitchen if you become more efficient. Efficiency will give you more TIME for yourself. That’s what you want, right? So, here are my tips on how to be productive in the kitchen.

Tip 1: Plan – It’s a simple 4-letter word, but it is pivotal when it comes to efficiency! If you don’t have a plan, you’ll just end up wasting more time in the kitchen. Wasting time = no good. Your plan should include the following: picking a day to grocery shop, deciding how many meals you want to cook, finding the recipes you want to execute and choosing which days you want to cook/prep. There, you’ve got a plan!

Tip 2: Prep – Similar to planning, but prepping here means, getting organized! Once you’ve got your recipes and groceries, why not start chopping or gathering things so that you can have them ready when needed. It’s called mis en place, everything in it’s place! Every good restaurant kitchen relies on preparation!

Tip 3: Proceed – Now that you’ve planned and prepped, you can proceed. So clever, right? I love my “P” lists! Proceeding means, get in the kitchen and get to work. Stop goofing around on your phone. Stop cleaning your house. Stop yelling at your significant other or kids and GET IN THE KITCHEN. Turn up the good music, put on your apron and clear your counter and start cooking!

Naan Pizza = Time Saver

Now you know I love pizza, but sometimes it just isn’t feasible to make the dough, let it rise, chop all of the stuff and then assemble it. I mean, I’m pretty efficient, but that’s a lot of steps, right? So, that’s why I came up with this naan pizza! The dough is already made for you – thanks to awesome purchased whole wheat naan bread – so that’s a huge time saver. This means it’s all about the toppings. This Sriracha Peanut Naan Pizza has 2 sauces, but I promise they’re super easy and only take a few minutes. You can even whip them up while the pizza is baking. Then it’s just a matter of slicing up a pepper and smashing some chickpeas. See? Easy!


Build Your Naan Pizza

Now that you know how to be efficient, it’s time to get your recipes collected and grocery shopping done. Why not add this recipe to your list!? I promise you’ll love it. And since I’ve got you, why not share how you like to build your pizza in the comment section below! Perhaps you have a few things you could teach us! 🙂 Happy pizza making!

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Sriracha Peanut Naan Pizza

  • Author: Sara Haas
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x


Looking for a flavorful dinner that comes together FAST? Look no further than this Sriracha Peanut Naan Pizza!



For the Cilantro Oil

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 clove garlic

For the Sriracha Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

For the Pizza

  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 whole wheat naan
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (or other similar cheese)
  • 12 tablespoons chopped peanuts


For the Cilantro Oil

  1. In a blender or bowl of a small food processor, combine the cilantro, olive oil, water and garlic. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.

For the Sriracha Peanut Sauce

  1. Clean out blender or food processor, then add the peanut butter, sriracha, soy sauce, and lime juice. Puree until smooth. Set aside.

For the Pizza

  1. Preheat the oven to 400’F.
  2. Place naan on a baking sheet and bake 3 minutes.
  3. Remove naan from the oven, then drizzle each lightly with half of the cilantro mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, smash garbanzo beans with the back of a fork. Stir in salt then spread smashed beans on top of each naan. Top with carrot, bell peppers and cheese. Return to oven and bake 5-8 more minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, slice as desired then drizzle with remaining cilantro mixture. Garnish with peanut dressing, cilantro and chopped peanuts.


Any extra sauce can be used for salads or noodle dishes!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Pizza