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Pesto Pizza with sausage and kale is a delicious homemade pizza recipe. You can make this for lunch, dinner or make a couple as a great appetizer at a party!
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Sausage and Kale Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza with sausage and kale is a delicious homemade pizza recipe. You can make this for lunch, dinner or make a couple as a great appetizer at a party!
Servings: 8
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza crust whole-wheat
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450F
  • Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink
  • Meanwhile, cut the onion into thin slices
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and place on a towel-lined plate
  • Without cleaning the pan, add two tablespoons of oil, the sliced onions, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Cook the onions for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown and softened then remove from the heat
  • In a food processor, combine the kale, basil, parmesan, garlic, 2 tablespoons of oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth
  • Heat an oven-safe 12-inch skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil and cornmeal and swirl to coat the pan
  • Stretch the pizza dough over the pan to cover the bottom and sides of the pan
  • Cook the dough over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes until the dough starts to bubble
  • Quickly spread the pesto on the dough, then top with the cooked sausage, onions, mozzarella cheese, and crushed red pepper
  • Brush any exposed crust edges with oil
  • Place the entire skillet in the oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1054IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg