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Sausage and Kale Pizza

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The temperatures are finally dropping here in Arizona, and that means I can finally turn on the oven again!! And what should I make first? Pizza, I need pizza….I need a Sausage and Kale Pizza! A fresh and delicious pizza topped with Italian sausage, chopped kale, and fresh mozzarella to be exact…..

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I have actually had this Sausage and Kale Pizza in my head for a few months now, so it was about to to see if it was as good as I imagined…and it was!!

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I used to pile my pizza sky high with toppings and cheese…lots of cheese! But after trying some Italian style pizzas with minimal pizzas, I realized that they really weren’t necessary…and my waist line definitely didn’t need them. 😉

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These measurements are more like guidelines though, use more or less depending on your family’s taste preferences. If you prefer extra sauce, then by all means add more sauce…or sausage…or even cheese. That’s the beauty of making your own pizza at home, you’re the boss! 🙂

How to make Sausage and Kale Pizza:

Place baking stone {if using} into cold oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees for one hour.

Roll out pizza dough into a circle on a well floured surface. Place dough circle on a parchment paper lined pizza peel or backside of a baking sheet.

Spread pizza sauce over the top of the pizza dough…..

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Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then the cooked sausage over the pizza sauce…..

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Sprinkle the chopped kale and Parmesan cheese over the top of the pizza…..

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Slide pizza onto the hot baking stone and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on your oven. My gas oven took 14, my electric oven took 10 minutes, so keep an eye on it.

Remove from oven, slice and garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese…..

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It was sooooo good!! Exactly what I was craving. 🙂

Notes:

  • I used my Homemade Pizza Dough recipe that is made in a bread machine for this pizza…because I forgot to make the Italian Pizza Dough the night before.
  • The bread machine version is ready to use in about one and a half hours. 🙂  Mine is so old, they don’t even sell them anymore, lol
  • A full pizza dough recipe is enough to make 2 pizzas, just double the toppings and you’re good to go.
  • I used Mild Italian Sausage, but Spicy or Sweet would work as well.

As you have probably already guessed, I did not measure anything when I made this pizza. Making pizza is kind of second nature to me after this many years, so I just toss things on top without thinking. Have fun with it, get the kids involved and make  an adventure out of it. 🙂

More delicious pizza recipes:

Grilled Pizza Margarita – yes, this Sausage and Kale Pizza recipe could be made on a grill as well. 😉

Shrimp Scampi Pizza – which is one of the most popular recipes on Cooking with Curls. 🙂

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza – same crust, just a different method

So what is your favorite pizza flavor? I also like sausage and pineapple, but didn’t know how well it would go over? 😉

Enjoy!!

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Sausage and Kale Pizza

Your family will be so happy when this hot and delicious Sausage and Kale Pizza comes out of the oven!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces grated, fresh mozzarella cheese fresh mozzarella cheese
  • pound cooked Italian sausage
  • ½ cup chopped, fresh kale
  • finely grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Place baking stone {if using} into cold oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees for one hour.
  • On a well floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a circle.
  • Place dough circle on a parchment paper lined pizza peel or backside of a baking sheet.
  • Spread pizza sauce over the top of the pizza dough.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, then the cooked sausage over the pizza sauce.
  • Sprinkle the chopped kale and Parmesan cheese over the top of the pizza.
  • Slide pizza onto the hot baking stone and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Remove from oven, slice and garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese.

Notes

  • I used my Homemade Pizza Dough recipe that is made in a bread machine for this pizza…because I forgot to make the Italian Pizza Dough the night before.
  • The bread machine version is ready to use in about one and a half hours.   Mine is so old, they don’t even sell them anymore, lol
  • A full pizza dough recipe is enough to make 2 pizzas, just double the toppings and you’re good to go.
  • I used Mild Italian Sausage, but Spicy or Sweet would work as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1357mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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  1. This one would definitely be a hit in my house. The healthy eater would be happy about the kale, and the meat lover would be happy with the sausage. I love pizza’s versatility. Not sure I could rally to make my own dough, but I bet it would work with the dough I can buy at the grocery store, right?

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