This Kale chip pizza is the answer to enjoying your pizza without all the guilt. It’s loaded with veggies. No meat and it’s light on the cheese.
I was cleaning out my fridge and discovered some veggies that needed to be used up.
Pizza!. Have veggies – make pizza.
My Mr. was happy about that. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza?
My preference is veggie pizza though. Meaty cheese-filled pizza weighs me down. Does that happen to you? Or is it just me?
This pizza. It has a little cheese and lots of veggies. One being kale chips. What!? Yes.
I made the pizza with the intent of loading it with the other veggies not even thinking to use the kale. Light bulb moment! I bet those kale chips would be great on that pizza.
I caramelized some onions. I roasted a red bell pepper. I sautéed some mushrooms. Layered them on the crust with some mozzarella and sauce and popped it in the oven.
My Mr. had a meaty pizza. I cooked up some ground turkey for his portion of the pizza.
I use this dough recipe for my pizza. Or you can use/buy your favorite dough. Same goes for the sauce.
- Dough of your choice
- 1 red bell pepper roasted and sliced
- Mushrooms sliced (as much as you like)
- 1 medium onion sliced thin (or as much as you like)
- Salt to season vegetables
- Olive oil for cooking onion and mushroom
- Mozzarella cheese (as much as you like)
- Kale chips
- Your favorite pizza sauce
- Roast the bell pepper in the oven at 400 until it's wilted and skin starts to blister.
- Remove from the oven and transfer the pepper to a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap. When cool enough to handle peel the skin off. It should come off easily.
- Meanwhile sauté the mushrooms in olive oil until just starting to soften. Add salt to the skillet while sautéing. Set aside.
- Add more olive oil and the onions and a little salt to the same skillet and cook them until the onions are golden brown.
- Roll the dough out to your preferred size. If the dough is too large cut it down to size and freeze for later use.
- Spread the sauce on leaving 1 inch of dough showing on the edges.
- Sprinkle a light layer of mozzarella on
- Slice the red pepper and sprinkle on top of the cheese.
- Spread the onion and mushroom on.
- Add the remaining cheese you are using.
- Brush a little olive oil on the edges of the dough. This will help it brown.
- Bake at 400 until the dough is browned and the cheese is melted. About 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and spread the kale chips on.
- Let the pizza rest for 10 minutes. Don't want to burn the roof of your mouth!
- Slice and eat!
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