In this Chicken Sausage & Kale Pizza recipe we use chicken sausage instead of pepperoni and deliver a nutrition bonus with the addition of kale. You can find pre-made raw pizza dough or reheatable... pizza crusts in many markets if making your own dough isn’t an option.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Put 2 baking trays into the oven, or pizza stone if you have one.
In a sauté pan, heat olive oil. Once it's hot, cook the sausages until cooked through and starting to brown. Pour onto a plate lined with a paper towel.
Split the dough into 4 equal balls if making personal pizzas. Sprinkle panko or cornmeal onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Roll out the dough onto the parchment paper; press out dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle or to fit your pizza stone. Split into two balls if necessary.
Spread the Quick Tomato Sauce evenly onto the dough and sprinkle with cheese. Top with kale, sausage, and grape tomatoes, cut sides up. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
Using the parchment paper, slip the pizza onto the heated baking trays or pizza stone. Bake in the oven on the lowest rack for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling.
Using the parchment paper, slip the pizza onto a cutting board and cut into slices. Drizzle with olive oil if desired. Serve with a simple green salad.
Pre-rolled and par-baked crusts from your local market make for a quick pizza fix when you are in a hurry, even whole wheat pita bread does the job fantastically.