Monday, August 26, 2013

Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites

Did I surprise you Aggie?  I just had to be part of the celebration.  I wouldn't have missed it for the world!  You are my sister-in-law and this virtual baby shower is for you and my nephew, Micah!  

We have an Italian themed menu in honor of you and your heritage.  I know how much pizza and Italian food has been such an influence in your life.  After all, your dad has been in the pizza and restaurant business for over 30 years.  You taught me how to make grilled Naan pizzas, so I had to make these Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites for your virtual baby shower.  We have a huge menu below to include: Appetizers, Non-Alcholic Drinks, Salads, Entrees and Desserts.

Aggie, you are so special to me.  You have inspired me in the kitchen and in life.  You encouraged me to start this blog several years ago.  Even though I haven't blogged in over a year, I still cook and bake, I still love to try new recipes, and I still love to share recipes with family and friends.  

We are sooooo happy and excited for you, Larry, Sammy and Gina!  We love you dearly and we're counting down the days (I'm sure you are too) for baby Micah to join the family.            

My funny and fabulous brother Larry, the beautiful Aggie, and my wonderful nephew and niece, Sammy and Gina!  Can't wait until Micah joins the crowd!

Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites
Recipe adapted by Food n' Focus

Serves 4-6


4 Naan Flatbreads (I used Stonefire brand, found in deli section or speciality breads)
8 tablespoons pesto, homemade or store bought (I used Classico brand)
2 large tomatoes, sliced
Fresh Mozzarella, sliced (from deli or speciality cheese section)
Ricotta Cheese
Basil, sliced thin
olive oil


Preheat grill to medium heat.  Brush one side of Naan Bread with olive oil.  Place side with olive oil down on grill rack.  Grill for a few minutes until bread starts to get light grill marks and is slightly crisp.  Take off grill, place on baking sheet(s) and set aside.

Spread 2 tablespoons pesto on each of the non-grilled sides of the bread.  Top with mozzarella cheese and tomato slices.  Place a few teaspoons of ricotta cheese around each pizza.  Close grill and cook for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.   

Remove from grill, sprinkle with basil and cut into slices.  

Cut into quarters for bite-size pieces

Serve as an appetizer or it's also great as a meal with a salad 

Here's the roundup of recipes from some of Aggie's Blogger friends....what a spread they put out for everyone.


Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch 
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell'alimento 
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather 
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven 
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom's Cooking Club 
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer 
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen 
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom 


Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks 
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes 
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family 
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks 
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen 
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats 


Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story 
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks 
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl 
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod 
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace 


Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite 
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
"Straw & Hay" Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia's Flavors 
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks 
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy 


Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess 
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish 
Roasted Banana and Nutella S'mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate 
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell 
Panna cotta from Leslie of The Hungry Housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red 
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

Thank you Liz, Julie and Sandy for hosting and organizing this very special baby shower.  I know Aggie will be thrilled and touched!

Spring Break 2013 in Northern wasn't very "Springy" but we had a great day together!

Cousin time is special time!  We are looking forward to Micah in joining the dance party.

Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  Try these other Naan Pizza's for more tastes and flavors....Enjoy!

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