Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza Recipe

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Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza Picture

This year, our CSA started in mid-April. It's been a huge relief for me because getting to the grocery store while toting a 6-month old baby along with me can be a challenge. So, now that our veggies are pretty much taken care of, I can cut my grocery shopping back a bit.

Not familiar with a CSA? Basically, we pay for a share of the produce from a local, organic farm. Then, each week throughout the growing season, we receive a box of produce that was harvested that week.

If you're looking for a way to feed your family fresh, local, and organic foods on a budget, I'd highly recommend looking into it. Mine works out to be about half the price of buying everything at the grocery store. And, of course, the quality is far, far better.

Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza Photo

Because I don't get to choose what is in our CSA share each week, I have to wait to see what we get each week to plan my meals accordingly. In the past (i.e. before I was a mommy), I've had a lot of time to whip up all sorts of creative gourmet meals with the contents of our CSA share.

This year, however, I'm finding the weekly meal planning challenge to be a bit more difficult. Not only do I have to find a creative way to use all of the fresh product, but I have to try to squeeze it into the small window of time I have to make dinner each night so that we can give the baby her bath an get her to bed before 8:00. Some evenings I feel like I'm on an episode of Chopped.

I do my best throughout the week, but it always seems that I'm left with a few odds and ends by the end of the week. I have a few different recipes that are great for handling odds and ends, and one of them is pizza.

And since I just so happened to share my no-knead pizza dough recipe with you a few weeks ago, I thought I'd share one of my latest pizza creations. What started out as leftovers — a few sweet potatoes, leeks, and some baby kale — turned into a meal that I will be putting on the menu over and over again!

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Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 No-Knead Pizza Dough
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Sweet Potato, diced, small
  • 1 Leek, cut into thin strips
  • 4 cups Kale
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 4 ounces Gouda Cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Spread the pizza dough out onto a piece of parchment paper (or a lightly greased baking sheet) and let it rest while preparing the vegetables.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  4. Add the leeks to the pan and cook for an additional minute or two, until they are slightly soft.
  5. Add the kale, and continue to cook just until the kale has wilted. It should only take a minute.
  6. Season the vegetable mixture to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Spread the vegetables over the pizza crust. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  8. Bake the pizza directly on a pizza stone (or on the baking sheet) for 12 - 14 minutes, until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Baby kale is becoming more popular these days. You might find it with the bagged lettuces in the produce department at your local grocery store. If you have trouble finding it, feel free to use regular kale.
  • Just remove the tough stems and give it a good chop! And, if you don't have gouda cheese on hand, sharp cheddar would work beautifully in this recipe, too. Don't stress yourself out trying to find ingredients… This is supposed to be an easy dinner!

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Author: Jen Schall
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 120
Calories 796

% Daily Value*
23%
Total Fat 15g
30%
  Saturated Fat 6g
11%
Sodium 266mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate 134g
7%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 6g
56%
Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jen Schall

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Jen's been blogging for years on My Kitchen Addiction, but it's a whole new experience with the addition of baby Maddie. If you're a New Mom in the Kitchen too, don't miss her fab recipes.