Basket of Pesto Baked Naan Chips with fresh basil garnish.

Pesto Baked Naan Chips

Got the crunchy craving? Make a batch of Pesto Baked Naan Chips! They crisp up in just a few minutes, perfect for snack time and entertaining.

Basket of Pesto Baked Naan Chips with fresh basil garnish.
Pesto Baked Naan Chips

Got the crunchy craving? Make a batch of Pesto Baked Naan Chips! They crisp up in just a few minutes, perfect for snack time and entertaining.

Basket of Pesto Baked Naan Chips with fresh basil garnish.

I recently read a study found that genetics determined whether or not a person has a sweet tooth. Now you must know by now that I do have a sweet tooth – and hence the so-called sweet tooth gene, but I’ve been wondering if the same could be said for what I like to call the crunchy tooth gene?

I love my crunchy snacks just as much as I love an indulgent dessert, and when the afternoon rolls around, I crave crunch and texture more than anything. I suspect that if these cravings are genetic, I can likely prove it – my kids are exactly the same way.

A stack of fluffy naan breads.

A small glass bowl filled with pesto.

The thing is, I still want to be healthy when I snack, so when the crunchy cravings bite, I love making my own chips. These Pesto Baked Naan Chips are so easy to whip up, and they’re the perfect vessel for my other weakness: dips.

A selection of Aloette Le Bon Dips on a wooden surface.

I found that these easy homemade chips went so well with Alouette’s new Le Bon Dip – the flavors were creamy and garden fresh!

A container of Alouette Le Bon Dip.

A container of Alouette Le Bon dip.

How to Make Pesto Baked Naan Chips

To make the chips, I rely on pantry staples: pesto (homemade or bought, either works), extra virgin olive oil, and naan. Spread the naan with olive oil and pesto, cut into triangles and bake. All it takes is about 7 minutes in the oven, making them perfect for packing for picnics, entertaining with friends, or simply just munching.

Pesto Baked Naan Chips on a circular baking pan.

Dipping oven baked chips into dip.

When my daughter spied the chips that afternoon, she proved my crunchy gene theory. “So good, mama!” Thumbs up from her, and I hope it gets a thumbs up from you, too!

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Basket of Pesto Baked Naan Chips with fresh basil garnish and served with dip.

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Pesto Baked Naan Chips

Got the crunchy craving? Make a batch of Pesto Baked Naan Chips! They crisp up in just a few minutes, perfect for snack time and entertaining.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Indian, Italian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 262kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large naan flatbreads (or 4 mini naan)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  • Brush each naan lightly with olive oil, then brush with the pesto. Season lightly with salt. Cut the naan into triangles and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 7 minutes, or until the naan chips are golden and crispy. Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

What to serve with Pesto Baked Naan Chips? They’re delicious plain or with your favorite dip!

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. El

    Uh oh. I was apparently born with the sweet, salty and crunchy gene! Needless to say your snacks divine!

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      I think it all really does go together, right, El? Inevitably, after eating something sweet, I have to follow up with something crunchy and salty ;)

      Reply
  2. adina

    Oh, this is definitely something I will try soon, totally my kind of snack. And I have such a wonderful mint pesto, it will be perfect for these.

    Reply
  3. Karen M Downes

    This looks so awesome! I love basil especially in the summer. It’s been a little cooler here (Buffalo) so I can turn the oven on but I bet these would be great on the grill also.

    Reply
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