PDQ Pizza – Secret Recipe Club

by Suzanne on October 10, 2011

PDQ Pizza: Thru The Bugs On My Windshield

I love it when it’s time for another Secret Recipe Club assignment!  Getting to know other food bloggers and browsing their mouth-watering recipes is really good for my creative side, not necessarily my back side, but they are all fabulous and worthy of blue ribbons.  It’s the “deciding” part that really gets tough.

This month my blog assignment was The Novice Housewife.  Shumaila was assigned my blog a couple of months back and made my Coconut Bread with Coconut Lime Sauce.  So now I get to return the favor AND the kudos.

Browsing her site is an amazing journey and one that is definitely worth the trip.  As I browsed through Shumaila’s recipes, the Naan Pizza grabbed my attention.  Quick, easy, simple and something that a lot of us look for when coming home from a long day at work or a quick weekend meal when everyone is starving and wants something to eat PDQ!

I happen to have some naan bread just screaming for me to make a pizza so I decided to quiet the beast.

The great thing about this idea was that I could grab whatever I had on hand to make the pizza.  I always have leftovers of some variety, as I’m sure you do, too.  Heck, I’ve even made beef stew from leftover meatloaf.  So there!  Besides, October is National Pizza Month and I feel the need to celebrate!

There is one HUGE requirement of making this recipe.

DO NOT make this any harder than it needs to be.  Use Mai’s Spaghetti Sauce or even an Alfredo Sauce, depending on the type of pizza you want to make.  I choose the BBQ Chicken because of a great memory from Psycho Suzi’s in Minneapolis.  Best BBQ Chicken pizza I had ever tasted.  I wanted to see if I could re-create that – or even BEST that.

PDQ Pizza to the rescue!

PDQ Pizza: Thru The Bugs On My Windshield

PDQ Pizza

Serves 2 or 4, depending on how hungry you are.

Ingredients:

2 pieces of Naan Bread

1/2 cup of Famous Dave’s Devil’s Spit BBQ Sauce – or whatever is your favorite

3 medium thinly sliced Portabello Mushrooms

4 Thin Slices of Sweet Onion

1/4 thin sliced Red Bell Pepper

2 medium Grilled Chicken Breast sliced thinly

1/8 tsp Garlic Salt

1 cup grated Gouda or Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Method:

Lay out your naan bread on a pizza stone or cookie sheet and spread BBQ sauce over bread, leaving off any ingredients from the edge. Add the ingredients to the sauce and top with cheese.

Bake in a 400F degree oven for about 20 minutes.  Serve with your favorite salad!  Not only was this every bit as good as Psycho Suzi’s, but I think it just may have been even better!  Thanks so much, Shamaila, for the inspiration!

PDQ Pizza: Thru The Bugs On My Windshield

Now, just how fast was that?

Pretty Damn Quick!

(heehee . . . I love it when I can legitimately say a cuss word.)

Takin’ it easy and makin’ it easy.
Suz

If you want to check out all the other fabulous recipes included in this Secret Recipe Club group here’s the secret link to see them all.


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Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy October 10, 2011 at 6:58 AM

Mmmm I love BBQ Chicken pizza. Naan is a great idea!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

It really was delicious – and quick! Loved the Naan as the crust.

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Melissa@IWasBornToCook October 10, 2011 at 7:10 AM

Looks great! I didn’t know October was Nat’l Pizza Month. Works for me! 🙂

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

We can never go wrong with pizza around here!

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Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos October 10, 2011 at 9:04 AM

YUM! I love BBQ chicken and putting it on pizza does make for a quick and easy dinner!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

The quicker and easier the better sometimes!

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eggscreamandhoney October 10, 2011 at 9:05 AM

October is national pizza month eh? I don’t need an excuse but it’s nice to have one! These look great and so easy to make.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

We don’t need an excuse either, but it’s always nice to have one. Thanks!

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Megan's Cookin' October 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

I love this! When I need a PDQ dinner it’s usually French Dips but now the family will thank you to have a new recipe for those kind of nights. In fact, tonight just might be that kind of night. 😉 Besides, I want to tell my daughter were having PDQ pizza. Bwahahaha

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I’m always glad to help out! Especially since your ideas have helped me out. My nephew LOVED the checkerboard birthday cake and it was delicious!! Not a bite was wasted. 😀

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Katrina October 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Must try. I just recently saw someone else post some pizzas made on a similar bread. So easy and good and beats making dough when we want pizza but mom’s too lazy to make the dough. 😉 My husband loves bbq chicken on pizza.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I usually use whatever is leftover in the refrigerator. However, as good as this was I will have to plan ahead a bit and repeat this exactly as I made it here. So, I’ll make sure to grill a couple of extra chicken breasts!

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Lisa~~ October 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Naan for the dough is just brilliant, looks like a wonderful pizza.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Mountain Man was VERY impressed, and he isn’t very impressed by chicken often. LOL! Your cookies look amazing!

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Tandy October 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

what a great idea to use the naan bread this way 🙂

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Thanks, and the naan I used smelled so wonderful when I opened the package that I’m headed back for more!

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Tessa October 10, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Love pizza and this one would be so quick with premade naan. Sounds wonderful. Great SRC pick!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Thanks, Tessa, and thanks for stopping by. It WAS quick!

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Barb, sfo October 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I love BBQ chicken pizza! Using flatbread as the base is a great idea.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

It was delicious and held up well even with all the ingredients.

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Angie @ Bigbearswife October 10, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Great choice for the Secret Recipe Club! yum!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Thanks, Angie! And thanks for stopping by.

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sara October 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM

This pizza looks SO tasty! Love the use of naan for the crust! 🙂

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

We will have this over and over again. The naan was great!

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Amanda October 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

This sounds fabulous Suzanne! You have reminded me that we haven’t had homemade pizza in a while, time to add it to the menu!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

We don’t have it nearly as often as we would like! This was quick and easy. Great meal for teens to make! 😉

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Ruchi October 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Love to have a good pizza recipe around the house!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Thanks, Ruchi! It’s great that it is quick and easy but really tastes great!

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Katherine Martinelli October 10, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Mmmm simple and delicious!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM

That’s what I call perfect! LOL!

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Shelby Ruttan October 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

I had the chance to read this earlier but didn’t have the chance to comment at that time…and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. 🙂 I LOVE Naan and I love Naan Pizza. I’ve made a curried butternut naan pizza that I adore…Grumpy doesn’t but sometimes I just don’t care what he does or doesn’t like! lol. Your BBQ Chicken sounds yummy (and you probably know I’m addicted to my Veggie BBQ Chicken pita….so this is RIGHT up my alley!)

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I’ll have to look up your curred butternut naan pizza!

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patsy October 10, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I love pizza that is PDQ! 🙂 I love that you can throw just about anything on it and call it pizza!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Yep, it’s the “perfect” meal. hahahahaha!

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sweetiepetitti October 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Yum, this does look good. And as a proud Susie, I am going to see if I can’t get a little swag next time I am in the Twin Cities from Psycho Suzi’s and have a slice while I’m there!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM

You MUST look up Psycho Suzi’s and go! We were told that it gets pretty wild at night, so we made a lunch date for it. The setting is straight out of the 60’s and early 70’s, captain chairs and all!

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