kale + goat cheese pizza

Kale is one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. I love adding it to salads, as a side or even making kale chips πŸ™‚ So I thought, I should add it to our weekly pizza! Goat cheese can have a pretty strong taste, but when mixing it with the mozzarella, it almost takes on the taste and texture of ricotta {which, by the way, ricotta cheese would be amazing on this pizza too!} Although, I think what really made the pizza was the crispy kale on top πŸ™‚ This pizza will definitely be added into the weekly pizza rotation. Happy cooking! 

Kale + Goat Cheese Pizza

2 cups kale, stems removed

ΒΌ – Β½ cup pesto (I used store bought)
ΒΌ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces goat cheese
1 store bought pizza dough

Salt to taste

1 Β½ tablespoons olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss the kale with olive oil and spread out onto parchment-lined baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Cook for 6-7 minutes, or until crispy. Remove the kale from the oven. Spray pizza pan with cooking spray and form dough onto pan. Place pizza dough in oven, with no toppings, for 5 minutes. Remove dough from oven and add pesto, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese and top with crispy kale. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pizza is golden brown.