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Charred Kale Pizza

When kale is exposed to high heat, it takes on a sweet, nutty flavor and becomes crispy. Makes for a perfect pizza topping. This is a delicious pizza and we think your entire family will love it!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 1 Pizza


  • Pizza dough for one pizza
  • 6-8 Leaves Kale stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbs Extra-virgin olive oil
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 4 Ounces Fontina cheese shredded
  • 4 Ounces Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 Ounces Gouda Cheese shredded
  • 1 Cup Pizza sauce


  • Place the pizza dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Adjust the oven rack to the top position and place your pizza stone on the rack and preheat oven to maximum 500 degrees F.
  • Wash and dry the kale and remove the stems, then chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Combine the kale and olive oil in a large bowl, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss, massaging with hands until every surface of the kale is coated in oil.
  • Put the kale on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the oven for 4-7 minutes until the leaves become crispy.
  • Grate the cheeses.
  • When ready to bake, transfer the pizza dough to a floured surface.
  • Stretch or roll into a thin circle and put on your pizza stone.
  • Turn down the oven to 450 degrees F and bake the crust for 7 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with sauce and grated cheese.
  • Add the kale chips.
  • Bake, rotating occasionally, until cheese has melted and edges are starting to brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.