This isn’t meant to be one of those recipes where you “sneak” in some veggies to make this a secretly healthy meal and your husband won’t realize he is eating kale. Except, it kind of is. I didn’t mean to sneak the kale in but we were leaving town and had a ton of veggies from our CSA basket to use up. What a better way that on pizza? I mean, I’ll eat about anything on a pizza!
Kale and Sausage Pizza
- 4 thin crust flatbreads (I used Flat Out Spicy Italian)
- ¾ pound bulk hot Italian sausage
- 4-5 cups chopped kale, stems removed
- 4 garlic scapes, chopped OR 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pint Ragu or pizza sauce of your choice
- 1 cup shredded cheese
Cook and crumble sausage in a skillet over medium heat on the stove until cooked through. Remove and drain, reserving about ½ Tbsp. oil in the skillet. Add in kale and garlic and cook until it wilts, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in drained sausage and stir to combine.
Heat your grill to medium heat. Heat flatbreads until they start to crisp on both sides and hold their shape – 5-6 minutes total. Remove and add pizza sauce and top with cheese and then with the kale and sausage mix. Add more cheese on top if you like. Put back on grill and grill until cheese is melted, about another 3-4 minutes. Remove from grill, slice and serve immediately.
While the sausage drains, use your same skillet to wilt kale, onions and garlic.
Crisp up your flatbread first. You don’t really need to cook anything here, just warm up the ingredients and melt the cheese. If you don’t crisp the flatbread you will have limp pizza and everything will fall off. Sad. Add as much of the toppings as you prefer. Make your own pizza is great for family night!
This was a quick weeknight dinner and we both loved this! It’s a nice twist instead of plain old sausage pizza. Cut into triangles or other fun shapes. Enjoy!