Kale . . . on pizza. Seriously? I know, I know, but it’s not *just* kale. It’s kale sausage mushroom pizza. But you put kale . . . on a pizza . . . do you have no shame?
I really don’t, but that’s neither here nor there because kale on pizza is AWESOME. If you’re already totally on board with me, just go, and make this kale sausage mushroom pizza right now. Or just throw some kale on any pizza!
But I get it if you have your doubts. There was a time when I rolled my eyes any time I saw a recipe with the word kale in it. I hardly even believe I’m doing this myself!
But even Matt, who is long done with grilled kale and wouldn’t even try kale pesto, enjoys kale on pizza. Admittedly, the first time I made it, he raised an eyebrow really? Yes, really, deal. But he ate it anyway, because pizza. And he liked it! Hail kale! he said. I love the kale!
OK, he didn’t say that. What he really said was that the kale was actually pretty good on pizza in a maybe-you’re-not-all-that-crazy-after-all tone. And it is. Pinky swear. It’s crispy and sweet, which works well with the salty sausage and earthy mushrooms. You just gotta try it. You have to. If anything, it sort of makes it healthy. Do it for your health!
And you know what? Kale and pizza have had a long-standing partnership way before all the hipsters and healthnuts (and me) went Lady Gaga for it. Yes, that’s right: Before 2013, Pizza Hut was the largest consumer of kale in the US of A. OK, they didn’t actually feed it to people (they used it to decorate their salad bar), but this clearly demonstrates kale + pizza = match made in heaven. So if you don’t believe me, believe math.
This recipe calls for your favorite pizza dough. Mine is hands down Robert’s Pizza Dough. Making pizza dough from scratch is super easy, but we all need a little convenience in our lives, so use store-bought or whatever recipe you prefer!
Speaking of preferences, I went with a mild roasted garlic olive oil for the sauce, but go nuts and do whatever you want! Same with the cheese, but please do include some mozzarella, because science. I actually, unfortunately, did not, but only because I didn’t have any (I used havarti and jack).
Also, no measurements here. Top your pizza how you prefer—again, it’s yours!