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This homemade Cheesy Herb Stuffed Naan (with no yeast option) is a slight variation on an HBH classic. It’s extra soft, doughy, chewy, and stuffed generously with cheese, spinach, and herbs. It. Is. Delicious! And the best parts? This cheesy, herby stuffed Naan bread is so easy make, and pretty difficult to mess up. Plus, there’s a no yeast option for any of you that are out. Serve alongside your favorite Indian dishes, with grilled meats, with hummus, or simply on its own…fresh off the skillet. You simply can’t go wrong with this cheesy stuffed naan.
Just when you thought homemade naan couldn’t get any better, I went ahead and stuffed it with cheese…and spinach. And even some garlic and herbs too.
I’m sure you’re all aware, but I’m rather obsessed with my homemade naan recipe. It’s been a go-to recipe for me since the day I first made it, eight years ago now. Wow, that’s crazy to even write. Eight years is such a long time. It’s insane to look back and see how far HBH has come in that time. It’s also crazy to look at how much I’ve grown. I’m a completely different person than I was eight years ago. But one thing that’s definitely remained the same…my love for naan. It’s one of my favorite recipes.
And yours too! To this day our naan recipe is consistently in our top most popular recipes of all time. It’s truly delicious…
Which brings me up to today’s stuffed naan. This is kind of like a naan pizza, but better…because there’s melty herby cheese on the inside, plus buttery naan outside.
It’s so very good, simple to make, and as I said above, if you can’t find yeast right now…this recipe is for you!
First, start by making the dough. The milk and the yogurt are essential. I’ve discovered that these two ingredients, which are not always traditional in naan, are really what make this naan great. You can use a nut milk, and you can also use coconut yogurt, but I will not lie, they’re not exactly the same. If your diet allows, I highly recommend using whole milk and plain Greek yogurt.
Mix the dough up in your mixing bowl, then let it rise.
Now, a note about that yeast. If you have access to active dry yeast, please, use it. The yeast helps to create the fluffy naan we all know and love. That said, if you can’t find any yeast, you can also make this recipe without it. The dough has baking powder and baking soda, so you will still get a nice naan with these two leaveners, it just will not be quite as fluffy.
Don’t worry, it will still be delicious!
Make the filling. It’s a pretty simple mix of spinach, cheese, and herbs. And to be honest, you can use whatever mix of cheeses and herbs you love most.
I like using melty mozzarella and salty feta, but goat cheese, manchego…really any cheese will be great.
For the herbs, again, use your favorites. I personally love a mix of fresh basil, dill, and chives. But cilantro with a mix of chives is a great combination too! No fresh herbs? Don’t worry, you can also use dried! I listed out all the measurements for you in the directions.
Once the dough has had some time to rest, roll it out, and then stuff with a spoonful of the cheese mixture. Take the dough and enclose the cheese inside. Then roll the dough out with the cheese mixture still inside. It’s OK if some of the dough rips a little, but try and be gentle when rolling.
Just before cooking, be sure to brush the naan dough with butter. This is key to a beautiful golden naan.
The butter is essential for that melt in your mouth, roll your eyes back, delicious flavor. Trust me.
A cast iron skillet (a screaming hot one), is really what you need to create the perfect naan. Yes, this can be made in a nonstick skillet, but you will not get all those lovely pockets of air and toasted bottoms. It just won’t happen. I like to use this Staub Skillet, which conveniently comes with a clear glass lid, perfect for knowing just when to flip. It’s practically dedicated to making naan.
I love serving this up as a simple appetizer, or as an addition to our big family dinner table. Some of my favorite recipes to pair with this cheesy stuffed naan are my butter chicken meatballs – yes, please. For sure this sheet pan chicken shawarma. Oh, and definitely this sweet potato lentil soup with rice, or really any soup for that matter. Kind of like soup + grilled cheese, YUM! And as a vegan option, I’d go with this coconut butter cauliflower.
But my absolute favorite way to eat this…hot, right off the skillet…with a little extra herby butter and a drizzle of honey. Yes, honey. Melty cheese, plus herbs, plus honey is my favorite!
And guys? That’s really all you need to know. This stuffed naan is soft, fluffy, herby, a touch garlicky, nice and cheesy, and beyond words good. If you’re in need of a really great easy lunch, a simple appetizer, or a side to dinner, make this. It’s a great way to use up any wilting herbs you may have in the fridge. Trust me, there’s nothing not to love!
Lastly, if you make this cheesy herb stuffed naan, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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I’m gluten-free just curious if this recipe would still work if you used a 1:1 GF flour instead. I’ve missed Naan ? and would like to make at home.
Yes, you can use an equal amount of gluten free flour. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
These naan stuffed breads are beyond delicious.
I put all the ingredients in my bread maker and put it on the dough setting.
The dough was still a bit sticky but very manageable.
The finished product was just amazing.
Thank you so much for the recipe.
Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xTieghan
Hey.I’m gonna make this for my birthday.They looks Amazing!If I save the dough in the fridge for cooking later ,do I have to let it sit for one hour in a warm place before putting it on the fridge?
Yes, you will want the dough to rise and then rise again once you remove from the fridge. I hope you love the recipe. Happy Birthday! xTieghan
I just made a double batch of these pillowy deliciousness! Such a easy recipe to follow. The dough was so sticky but I made it work. I stuffed them with mozzarella cheese and some leftover chimichurri sauce . I can’t believe how amazing these are. Next time my sons want me to stuff them with ground meat and cheese. Thanks ! I love all your recipes!
Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xTieghan
Can you freeze the rolled out stuffed naan and cook them later? Or do you have to freeze them as leftovers after they are cooked?
You could totally freeze and cook later. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan
Thank you! I cooked one and froze the rest. They are DELICIOUS hot off the pan.
Oh my word! Lush, lush, lush!
Thanks so much Jill! xTieghan
Tried this last night – really delicious but I did not experience the pocket bubbles that you achieved sadly. My stove at medium high burned the first few quite quickly til I turned it down to low. The only place I strayed from the recipe was I used 2% instead of whole milk. Is it possible that made the difference? Will definitely try this again – thinking of stuffing variants! Thank you!
Thanks for trying the recipe! Sorry you did not have the bubbles. What kind of skillet did you use? It also helps to roll the dough extremely thin! Hope this helps! xTieghan
So yummy!! Have you frozen the leftovers with any success?
Thanks for making this recipe! I am so glad it was a hit! Yes, we freeze the leftovers all the time. xTieghan
What’s the maximum amount of time you can keep the dough in the fridge before making the naans?
Iw Ould allow the dough to sit in the fridge for no more than 24 hours. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Delish recipe! Any tips on keeping the leftovers fresh?
My family loves to pop the leftovers in the toaster:) Let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
It was so delicious and yummy, My friend like it so much.
I am so thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday! xTieghan