Pizza in a Flash

For a quick take on pizza at home, use Indian flatbread

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in October shows Pizza in a Flash in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the “Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs.” (AP photo)

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

Naan is 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. This recipe can be doubled. Follow this recipe with your kids.

PIZZA IN A FLASH

Servings: 1-2

Start to finish: 40 minutes (Active time: 10 minutes)

Prepare Ingredients:

¯1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

¯1 (8-inch) naan bread

¯2 tablespoons pesto

¯1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

¯12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Gather Cooking Ingredients:

¯Pastry brush

¯Ruler

¯Rimmed baking sheet

¯Small spoon

¯Oven mitts

¯Cooling rack

¯Spatula

¯Cutting board

¯Chef’s knife or pizza wheel

Make it your way:

To personalize your pizza, sprinkle a handful of 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.

Start cooking:

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.

Use back of small spoon to spread pesto over naan, leaving 1/2-inch border around edge. Sprinkle cheese over pesto, then sprinkle tomatoes over cheese.

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

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes.

Use spatula to carefully transfer naan to cutting board (baking sheet will be hot). Use chef’s knife or pizza wheel to cut naan into wedges. Serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 273 calories; 122 calories from fat; g fat ( g saturated; g trans fats); mg cholesterol; mg sodium; 27 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 11 g protein.