Kale Pizza

Do you remember the first time you realized that pizza, by definition, was not required to be slathered in marinara sauce and loaded with mozzarella? I do. I was 23, had just moved to New Haven, and was trying out Pepe’s, which was locally famous for having what many considered the best pizza ever. Those who didn’t love Pepe’s loved Sally’s, and thought that they had the best pizza ever. Regardless, each place specialized in a thin crust, wood-fired pizza that didn’t necessarily have sauce, or cheese, or anything that resembles something you might encounter at your local Domino’s. And it tasted like heaven.

Today, I use pizza as a way to clean out the refrigerator. Practically anything left over gets thrown on top and baked to golden deliciousness. This week I used kale, sausage, walnuts, and gouda, and it was amazing. Really makes the kale go down easy.
1 bunch kale, cleaned, coarsely chopped, and sauteed in EVOO
2 chicken and apple sausages, cut into thin rings
1/4 C chopped walnuts
2 C grated gouda
1 package Trader Joe’s pizza crust. (I used to make my own, but TJ’s is so easy and yummy. You have to pick you battles.)
Preheat oven to 425. Roll out dough as thin as possible. Top with all other ingredients, and bake for 18 minutes.

About christianathomas

I'm a working mother of two trying to make eating well fit into our hectic lives. I also used to own a completely chaotic bakery. Follow me for tips and tricks on how to get more whole foods into your diet.
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