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Tex Mex Cheesy Grilled Naan Bread

Tex Mex Cheesy Grilled Naan Bread

I have unabashedly mashed two food cultures together here and that’s what happens when you don’t plan a recipe and it just literally “happens”.

Picture the scene.

Tex Mex corn has been prepped, Chex Oven Fried Chicken has been made and I’m standing on the table taking picture of said fried chicken and corn. (Yes. I’ve stood on the table to get the right light. Mike has pictures. I will not share.)

The Rose walks over and says “Unngh Mom, what’s wrong with the chicken?”

Grrreat. Someone’s in a picky mood.

I realize that if she won’t eat the chicken because of the way it looks, then she’s having a cob of corn for dinner. (Yes, I left one plain for her of course).

I frantically searched for a fast idea as I had chicken and corn cooling rapidly on the counter. Ah. Naan bread and melted cheese. The picky eater is DONE.

However, my eye caught the Tex Mex seasoning and cilantro that I had left out on the counter, because let’s face it, if I don’t clean after dinner, why would I clean while making it? And a light went off.

And this amazing, seriously beyond fantastically delicious bread was born.


Tex Mex Cheesy Grilled Naan Bread

You can’t possibly grasp what’s happening here folks.

How can so much awesome happen in a mere 5 minutes?

Tex Mex Cheesy Grilled Naan Bread

It can, it did and it will continue to do so in this house. Holy Dinah, this is goooood. The three of us non-picky eaters absolutely fought over the two pieces I made, with my son winning in the end. Phht. This whole having to be an adult sucks sometimes. The Rose ate her plain cheesy naan, picked the coating off the chicken and ate the meat (a win!) and her plain corn of cob.

This matches that Tex Mex Corn on the Cob recipe of mine SO well that I can’t imagine one without the other. Well, yes I can. This awesome carby cheesy goodness can be made in 5 minutes. EVIL.

I really hope you give this a whirl! Thanks for stopping in!

Love you more than chocolate,


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Tex Mex Cheesy Grilled Naan Bread

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 55 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 60 min
  • Category: Side Dish


Five minutes is all you need to make this amazing Tex Mex Cheese covered naan bread! Grill it on the BBQ or in the oven, either way it’s amazing!


  • 4 pieces baked naan bread plain or garlic flavored
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Tex Mex Seasoning
  • 1 cup of shredded Tex Mex Cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. Pre-heat your BBQ (oven) to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine the olive oil and seasoning in a small bowl.
  3. Brush one side of the bread with the oil/spice mixture and place onto the grill, oiled side down. If you are using an oven, place directly onto the middle rack.
  4. Grill for 3 minutes with the BBQ (oven) closed.
  5. Brush the remaining side of the bread with the oil/spice mixture and then flip to grill the newly seasoned side.
  6. Place 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on top of each naan.
  7. Close the BBQ and cook another 2 minutes.
  8. Remove, top with 1 tbsp cilantro and serve!


  • Serving Size: 4

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.




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  • Reply
    Susan Lynn Wang
    August 21, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Love Naan, use BBQ, chicken and pineapple

  • Reply
    Karla Hennebold
    August 21, 2016 at 12:05 am

    kind of an east meets west thing 🙂

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 1, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I’ts SO easy and so adaptable. Glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    Bev Baxter Thomas Batchelor
    December 1, 2014 at 2:18 am

    I changed it up- spinach, garlic butter,sweet red peppers and prawns- with cheese thruout!! Sooo yummy!

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    Bev Baxter Thomas Batchelor
    December 1, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Just checked and I have all the ingredients!! Yummy supper for me- wonder what the rest will have hahaha!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 1, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Do it!!!

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    Bev Baxter Thomas Batchelor
    December 1, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Put prawns on top- or bacon- And I’d be in heaven!!

  • Reply
    Sharon Thomas
    November 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    That would be tasty with the chili I have chillin on the stove 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    June 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Lynn Geyer I’m assuming that’s a positive “guh” lol?

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    Lynn Geyer
    June 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm


  • Reply
    June 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    This looks so yummy! I love that you do it on the grill AND that it takes 5 mins, be still my heart!

    • Reply
      June 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Cookn4Cocktails It’s a cheese and carb overload. It’s seriously so easy and so satisfying LOL! Thanks for stopping in!

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