Pizza in a Flash

Pizza in a Flash

You can buy already-made pizza crust, pop one out a tube or make a crust from scratch.

Here, however, is twist on the traditional crust. Put your toppings on naan, an Indian flatbread with a chewy texture and a puffed, slightly charred crust.

Brushing the baking sheet with olive oil and then baking the naan on the lowest rack in a 400 F oven gives it a crispy texture — just like pizza crust.

Personalize your pizza with your favorite toppings — in whatever combination you like — over the mozzarella. Some topping ideas: sliced bell peppers, pepperoni, sliced scallions, chopped olives or dollops of goat cheese ricotta cheese.

So easy, even a kid could do it. In fact, do it with the kids, and everyone will be munching on Pizza in a Flash.

Pizza in a Flash

Makes 1-2 servings.

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 (8-inch) naan bread

2 tablespoons pesto

⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 400 F. Use pastry brush to brush oil into 9-inch circle in center of rimmed baking sheet. Place naan on top of oil on baking sheet.

2. Use back of small spoon to spread pesto over naan, leaving ½-inch border around edge. Sprinkle cheese over pesto, then sprinkle tomatoes over cheese.

3. Place baking sheet in oven and bake until naan is golden brown around edges, 8 to 10 minutes.