chicken andouille naan pizza with pico de gallo and jalapenos
Do you remember drive-in movie theaters?
Wait. Do they still exist?
Back in my adolescent, highly-hormonal middle school days, I looked forward to watching movies outside with a car full of my best girlfriends during the summer months. We would pull out a large New Kids On The Block blanket and sit in the back of a pickup or on the ground, depending on whose parental units were driving. We would share big buckets of buttery popcorn, cold sodas, and my personal movie-watching favorite candy, Milk Duds.
One of the first movies I remember watching at the drive-in was Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. At the time I didn’t really get all the hidden references because most of it went over my thirteen year-old head, but also, we were really at the drive-in to gossip. Duh. Cute boys? Yes, please.
Even though I didn’t watch the movie scene by scene, I distinctly remember the commercials before the movie. Specifically the concession commercials. You know what I’m talking about! It’s the one where the hotdog dances around with the bun and eventually the hotdog slides into the bun. My girlfriends and I would giggle every time seeing how sex education was in full swing in seventh grade.
A couple of weeks ago I made a spicy hotdog as an ode to the television show, The O.C. Based on comments from y’all, The O.C. was a favorite of yours too, along with that spicy hotdog! Well, this got me thinking. What if I turned this hawt-dog into a pizza? And nope, this hot dog won’t be jumping sexually onto the pizza!
Anyways, I kept all the usual suspects – chicken andouille sausage, pico de gallo, jalapenos, and yellow mustard. The only thing I did different was slather on pizza sauce and use Naan instead of a bun. Friends, let me tell you this spicy pizza did not disappoint. So, make a batch of these dawgs, I mean pizza, and spice up your summer nights.
Chicken Andouille Naan Pizza with Pico de Gallo and Jalapenos
1 package chicken andouille sausage (precooked), sliced
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups pizza sauce
2 cups montery jack cheese, shredded
3 jalapenos, sliced into rounds
2 cups pico de gallo
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 packages whole wheat Naan
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium skillet preheated to medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil and saute sausage and onions. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Line two baking sheets with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place two slices of the Naan bread onto a baking sheet. Top with about 1/2 cup of pizza sauce. Layer on the chicken andouille sausage and onions mixture spreading evenly among the four pieces of Naan. Top each with about 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove pizzas from oven. Top each Naan pizza with pico, jalapeno rounds, and yellow mustard!
recipe adapted from my chicken andouille bratsAll images and text ©
Whoa! Lauren, I love these flavors. What a great summertime pizza!
Thanks, Tieghan! It’s a fun way to spice up your summer!
Oh my gosh — cracking up! I totally remember the sexy hot dog commercials.
This pizza looks CRAZY good! The second I saw your photo on Instagram, I was sold. And then I saw it had andouille — holy yum. I’m in!!
Ha! I knew if anyone when get the sexy hot dog commercials it would be you! I think it’s a TA drive-in thing! See you on Thursday!
holy flavor explosion! Looks wonderful, and I must have missed the sexy dog commercials.
Thanks, Carrian! I can’t wait to meet you on Thursday!
Love the flavours in this!
Thanks, Kathryn! I like to keep my summers spiced up!
Good grief. I love all these flavors!
Thanks, Carrie! I miss you! I hope things are well:)
Girl.. I so had that NKOTB blanket.. These look insane..andouille, you can never go wrong when you throw those in there.
Right?! It was the best blanket in the world! Holla!
Hello spicy mama!! MMMmmmmm
Steph, you will love this pizza! It’s spicy, but oh so flavorful!
Hmm so perfect! Love the flavor profile!
Thanks, Meagan! Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday!
I have been wanting to go to a drive-in movie theater foooooorever! There actually still is one near my hometown. Perchance I can bake up a naan pizza, wrap it in a towel and bring it in with me to watch an old school movie? Hope you had a great weekend!
Yes!! You totally should. Drive-in movie theaters are so fun!
Ace Ventura was my first drive in movie too!!! Except I was in elementary school and I fell asleep 10 minutes in. I was a loser.
Ha!! That is so funny! We need to watch this movie together over a couple of pints!
GIMME. I love all the things about this pizza!
Thanks, Stephanie! I hope you had a good day!
This looks AMAZING! Did you use Stonefire Naan to make this recipe?
Kat – I sure did! It’s the best!!
Sexy hot dog commercials, that is too funny! This pizza is Ah-Mazing!
Ha! Thanks, friend! Hope you had a good day!
So, I have never been to a drive-thru movie theater and it makes me feel so sad! Oh, and this pizza?! Yes, please!
Why are you so smart? This looks fan-frigging-tastic. I love yellow mustard and sausage.
This was such a good pizza Lauren! I knew when I saw it on G+, I just had to have it. So I made it and took some awful pictures, but that’s how I roll. 🙂 I posted about this wonderful pizza and totally linked back to you because this was seriously awesome! Thanks so much and keep the good stuff coming! Cheers!
YAY!!!! I am so glad you liked the recipe. It’s one of my new favs!! And thank you for all of the shares! You rock!
Oh yea – just stumbled across this gem. Making it for hubby! You’re the best!
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