Grilled Kale & Sausage Pizza

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Grilled Kale & Sausage Pizza

  •  Serves 4
  •  Prep time: 1 hr
  •  Cook time: 15 min

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Grilled Kale and Sausage Pizza Ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough 
  • 3/4 pound bulk hot Italian sausage 
  • 5 cups chopped kale 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for oiling the grate 
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella


  1. Prepare the dough first by pouring the warm water into the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attached. Sprinkle yeast over the top. Allow to proof for 5 minutes. Add in 1 1/2 cups flour and salt. Turn mixer on to medium-high. And mix just until the dough comes together. If the dough seems sticky add remaining tablespoons of flour. Turn the mixer down to medium and continue mixing until a smooth ball forms. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm, dark place for 45 - 60 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Add in kale, and cook just until kale wilts about 2 minutes. Remove from heat but keep warm until ready to use. 
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. 
  4. After the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. It does not need to be a perfect circle or square.
  5. Place the dough onto a floured pizza peel or baking sheet with no rim, this will make it easier to slide onto the grill.
  6. Get all of your pizza toppings together near your grill.
  7. Lightly oil the grill grate and use a quick motion to slide the pizza dough onto the grill being careful to avoid letting the edges pizza dough slip through the grates. 
  8. Close the lid and allow the pizza to cook 3 - 5 minutes or until the crust starts to brown slightly and it starts to form grill marks. Open the grill, brush the top of the pizza dough with olive oil and use tongs or a grill spatula to flip the pizza dough over. 
  9. Immediately brush the remaining olive oil over the top of the pizza. Sprinkle minced garlic over the top. Top with 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with sauteed kale and sausage. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese on top. Close the lid and let the pizza cook 3 - 5 more minutes or until the cheese has melted, the crust has browned and grill marks start to form on the bottom. Remove from grill, slice and serve immediately. 

Note: I've given you the recipe for my pizza dough, but this can be even easier if you pick up a store bought pizza dough. 


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