crispy kale + bacon pizza

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Let's talk about a favorite food today! I love pizza, and it's always better when it's made at home. Ok…the dough isn't homemade for us. We're lucky to have a good pre-made dough available at the grocery store for a great price. It's so easy to pick up a ball of dough on the way home for a fast, great homemade meal.

For this pizza, I bake kale chips and cook some bacon to make something oddly delicious. I start by tossing torn kale with olive oil and garlic salt. Spread the kale on a cookie sheet in a single layer at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. The kale shouldn't be crispy yet, but close to that. While the kale bakes, render the fat from 2-3 slices of bacon. Drain the bacon and assemble the pizza with your cheese of choice. Feta makes an awesome addition to classic mozzarella. 

I bake my pizza at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, depending on how thin I roll my crust that day. I don't use a pizza peel or stone, but if you do follow the directions for your set-up.

What are your favorite pizza toppings? Do you have any secrets to the perfect homemade pizza? Let's talk in the comments!

3 thoughts on “crispy kale + bacon pizza

  1. Wow, this pizza sounds phenomenal! I personally have yet to dabble in making homemade pizza. I would love to make a pizza with ham and pineapple, though! Do you have any advice on getting started on making homemade pizza? Should I consider a stone or anything?

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  2. The only “special” tool I use is a rolling pin. I cook my pizza at high heat on a round cookie sheet. I’ve heard that using a stone gives you a really good crust on the bottom, though. It might be worth looking into.Other than that, just find a really good crust recipe. That will take some experimenting, but they’re all usually pretty simple.

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