Kale Pesto Pizza

Kale Pesto Pizza

  • Serves: 1 large or 2 smaller pizzas
  • Prepare: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • TotalTime:
Kale Pesto Pizza

Kale Pesto Pizza

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 cup Kale, lightly packed
    • 3 cups Kale, packed
  • Condiments

    • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 Black pepper, freshly ground
    • 1 batch Easy whole wheat pizza dough
    • 3/4 tsp Sea salt, fine-grain
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 25 tsp Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 3/4 cup Pecans or walnuts
  • Dairy

    • 2 cups Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated

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This kale pesto pizza recipe is a perfect weeknight meal! Kale lovers will appreciate the crispy kale on top, too. You can change up the toppings if youd prefer, though! Recipe yields one large, 12-inch pizza or two smaller, 9-inch pizzas.

Ingredients

  • 1 batch easy whole wheat pizza dough or 1 pound store-bought pizza dough (I used Trader Joes)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) grated low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup lightly packed kale, chopped into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Optional garnishes: red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups packed kale, preferably the Tuscan/lacinato variety, thick ribs removed and roughly chopped (about 1 small bunch)
  • ¾ cup pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, depending on their size
  • ¾ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit with a rack in the upper third of the oven. If you’re using a baking stone or baking steel, place it in the oven on the top rack. If youre using my dough recipe, prepare dough through step 4. If youre using store-bought dough, check the instructions of the package. It might need to rest at room temperature while you work on the pesto.
  • Make the pesto: In a food processor, add the kale, pecans, lemon juice, garlic, salt and several twists of freshly ground black pepper. Turn on the food processor and drizzle in the oil. Process until the pesto reaches your desired consistency, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. Taste and add more lemon, salt or pepper if necessary.
  • Prepare the pizza dough as directed. If youre using my pizza dough recipe, Id make two pizzas. If youre using store-bought dough like me, Id roll it out into one large pizza. I like to roll out the dough on pieces of parchment paper for easy transfer to the oven. For best results, roll the dough out as thin as reasonably possible while maintaining an even surface level.
  • Top pizza(s) with an even layer of pesto (you may end up with extra pesto, which would be great on pasta or as a sandwich spread, etc.). Sprinkle cheese over the top. Lastly, in a small bowl, toss 1 cup chopped kale with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Rub the oil into the kale so its covered with a light, even layer. Distribute the kale evenly over the top of the pizza.
  • Transfer one pizza to the oven, either on a baking sheet or onto your preheated baking stone. Bake until the crust is golden and the cheese on top is bubbly (about 10 to 12 minutes on a baking sheet, or as few as 5 minutes on a baking stone). Repeat with remaining pizza, if necessary. If desired, top pizza with a light sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Slice and serve.
  • Serves: 1 large or 2 smaller pizzas
  • Prepare: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • TotalTime:
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Kale Pesto Pizza Recipe - Cookie and Kate

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This kale pesto pizza recipe is a perfect weeknight meal! Kale lovers will appreciate the crispy kale on top, too. You can add any toppings you'd like!

Kale Pesto Pizza

  • Produce

    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 cup Kale, lightly packed
    • 3 cups Kale, packed
  • Condiments

    • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 Black pepper, freshly ground
    • 1 batch Easy whole wheat pizza dough
    • 3/4 tsp Sea salt, fine-grain
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 25 tsp Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 3/4 cup Pecans or walnuts
  • Dairy

    • 2 cups Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated

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Cookie and Kate

Kale Pesto Pizza Recipe - Cookie and Kate

This kale pesto pizza recipe is a perfect weeknight meal! Kale lovers will appreciate the crispy kale on top, too. You can add any toppings you'd like!