Sausage Pizza Topped with Crispy Kale

Makes 1 12-inch pizza

 

1 pound curly kale, washed, thoroughly patted dry and torn into 1-inch pieces

Extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

3 links hot Italian sausage, crumbled

1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)

1 pound whole wheat pizza dough

8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into thin slices


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread the kale in an even layer over a baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes until crispy, turning once halfway through. Set the kale aside.


Pour the tomatoes into a strainer and drain until they are dry. Stir the thyme and oregano into the drained tomatoes. Meanwhile, cook the sausage in a pan and set aside.


Turn the oven up to 450 degrees. Roll the dough out to a 12-inch circle. Spread the tomatoes evenly over the pizza, followed by the sausage and then the cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the crust has browned and the cheese is bubbling. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with the crispy kale.
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