January 18, 2009

Kale Skillet Pizza

Kale Skillet Pizza
Recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Times - February 2009
  • 1 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 package dry yeast (1/4 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. flax meal
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (1 Tbsp.)
  • 8 cups loosely packed kale
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. ground fennel seed
  • 2 Tbsp. Neufchatel cheese (2 oz.)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz.)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbs. fresh oregano or basil


  1. To make Dough: Dissolve brown sugar in 1/2 cup warm water in large bowl. Stir in yeast, and let stand 5 minutes, or until liquid is cloudy and bubbly. Stir in whole-wheat flour, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, flax meal, oil, and salt. Knead 2 minutes while adding 1/4 cup flour. Oil in separate bowl, and turn dough in oil to coat. Cover, and let rise in warm spot until dough doubles in size, about 45 minutes.
  2. To make Topping: Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add kale, cover, and cook 15 minutes, or until kale is softened, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and fennel seed, and cook 7 to 10 minutes more, or until all liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat, and stir in Neufchatel cheese.
  3. Preheat oven to 475F. Oil bottom and sides of 12-inch cast iron skillet. With floured hands, pat and stretch Dough over bottom and halfway up sides of skillet. Let dough rest 5 minutes. Spread kale mixture on dough; scatter feta cheese, tomatoes, and oregano on top. Place skillet directly on oven floor, and bake 15 minutes. Remove carefully from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Sophie said...

That pie crust looks perfect! Pizzas taste the best when they're covered with veggies, delicious!

Fresh Writing said...


That is making me SO hungry right now! :D

When did you start this blog? Nice "sweet blog" image, by the way.

-Fresh Writing

veggievixen said...

yum, it reminds me of those sweet tarts where the crust is folded over, but it's savory! amazing. i love your blog in general. great layout & recipes. will definitely be coming back to see what else you cook up!

五王 said...

A good medicine tastes bitter. ....................................................

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le sorelle said...

This looks so delicious! I never thought to incorporate kale into pizza! :)


SEO Services said...

Chickpea flour + a cast iron pan makes for a super easy, super tasty pizza crust! No yeast, no kneading, just crispy deliciousness. Here I’ve topped it with tomato sauce, kale, red onions, and cream cheese, but you can top socca pizza with pretty much anything your little heart desires.