Kale, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

Here's what you need

1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 cup pizza sauce (use your favorite store bought variety!)

1/2 cup torn kale leaves

1/4 cup fresh sliced mushrooms

1 teaspoon balsamic glaze

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste

Here's what you do

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place a pizza pan, stone, or cast iron skillet in the oven to warm up.

Dissolve the yeast with the warm water in a medium mixing bowl and allow to bloom for 5 minutes. Add the flour, olive oil, sugar and garlic salt and stir vigorously for 20 strokes until well combined. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. 

Carefully remove the warm pan from the oven and drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil. Press the dough into the pan, starting from the center and working your way to the edge, creating a slightly thicker crust as desired. 

Ladle the pizza sauce into the center of the dough and spread outward to the crust. Sprinkle the kale evenly over the sauce. In a small bowl, toss the mushrooms with the balsamic glaze and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread the mozzarella evenly and generously over the kale then lay the marinated mushrooms on top. Lastly, sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese, grated parmesan, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes over the pizza.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and just starting to turn golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.