Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies and Turkey Sausage

Ready. Set. Baby!!! Aggie from Aggie’s Kitchen is getting ready to have a baby boy in a few weeks and today it’s all about her and the little nugget. Myself along with a large group of the food blogging community are celebrating Aggie’s baby online today with some really great virtual eats. Thank you to Liz, Sandy and Julie for organizing this fun online baby shower!!

Grilled Naan Pizza with Turkey Sausage and Summer Veggies

There was zero hesitation on my end, deciding on what to make for Aggie’s virtual baby shower. I like to think of Aggie as the queen of Naan Pizza’s. She’s got a handful of recipes already on her site and ever since she posted this veggie one last summer, it’s been on idea I’ve wanted to try yet hadn’t gotten around to doing so. Can you believe I’m just now just getting around to trying it over a year later?!?! I don’t know why it took me so long because, honestly, my entire family enjoyed this one. We’ve since made naan pizzas twice.


If I’m being totally honest, I made this pizza twice in the same afternoon. And not because it was so good that my husband and kids demanded I make another. How I wish it were the case. Instead, I made the pizza twice because I burned the crap out of it the first time around. And we’re not talking a well done kind of burned here but a full on “how in the heck did you manage to burn it that bad?” kind of burned. The bottom was so black and burned, I started a teensy-weensy fire on the grill. So burned that the naan felt like it could double as a frisbee. So burned it started to disintegrate right there on the grill. So burned that my husband got off the bed (up two flights of stairs mind you) to come down and see if there was a fire. (Oops, there was.) So yeah, to those that ask me if I ever make anything and it just doesn’t turn out. The answer is unequivocally, yes.


Good thing I had extra ingredients to make another pizza. Otherwise I would’ve been the person that shows up to the party empty handed. Lame-o. We couldn’t have that happen, right? I went back to the drawing board and happy to say round two went much smoother, meaning I didn’t burn the house down and everything was edible.

I couldn’t help but chuckle as I stood vigilantly over the grill the second time around. The reason the pizzas burned in the first place is I went inside to just use the bathroom but then got caught up in kid drama and ended up having to kill a spider to calm the little dudes down. Before you know it, I forgot that I was in the middle of grilling pizza. WHO FORGETS THAT THEY’RE GRILLING PIZZA, I ASK? How is that even possible? Only a question another mother can answer. And sadly, it happens around here more than I’d care to admit. Not burning pizzas per say but starting something only to forget about it a moment later.


Parenting is a balancing act like no other. I don’t think it matters if you’re a stay-at-home mom, working mom or a mom that works part time from home. No matter how you cut it, our brains are tired. Full of thoughts that pertain to setting up play dates, after school schedules, napping, diapering, feeding, picking up toys, reading books, snuggling, killing bugs and ultimately we forget about things like grilling pizza. I don’t know if there is a way to avoid it. I try not to get to caught up in the fact that I’m still experiencing “baby brain” 4 years later. I roll with the punches and take it for what it is. I wouldn’t change having my kiddos for all the tea in China. I’ll take the occasional kitchen fire if it means I get to kill spiders and be my boys hero. My babes are the most important thing in my life and even burned pizza is a reminder of that.


To Aggie: Thanks for teaching me the art of the grilled naan pizza (though I might need some mentoring). Enjoy the time before the little man arrives and when he does make his debut, enjoy every minute of it. The food blogging community is lucky to have and we all anxiously await the arrival of your little one. Well wishes for a healthy and speedy entry into the world for your little one. Big hugs from Park City to Florida!! xoxo


Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies and Turkey Sausage


  • 2 fully cooked links of Italian style turkey sausage
  • 1 medium zucchini cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sided
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 tablespoons goat cheese spread
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • 2 pieces naan bread, whole wheat or white


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill the turkey sausage until browned on all sides and heated all the way through. Throw the sliced zucchini on the grill for the last minute or two of cooking. Remove them both from the grill and set aside; turn the grill down to medium heat.
  2. Brush one side of naan bread with a touch of olive oil and place onto hot grill rack. Grill for 1-2 minutes until bread has light grill marks and is slightly crisp. Carefully take off grill and set aside, grill side up.
  3. Sliced turkey sausage into 1/8-inch slices.
  4. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of goat cheese spread on to each of the grilled sides of naan. Top with sliced, grilled turkey sausage, grilled zucchini, sliced onion and halved cherry tomatoes. If desired sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  5. Carefully place naan back on hot grill and turn heat down to medium-low. Close grill and let cook for no more than 5 minutes, checking for melting cheese and taking care not to burn the bottom.
  6. When cheese is melted, take naan off grill, slice into six pieces and serve.

I know it’s a long list, but if you get a few minutes, check out some of other amazing recipes being shared today in honor of Aggie and her baby. Have a great monday, everyone!

Baby Shower for Aggie

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

Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
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
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
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
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
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