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This Roasted Mushroom Kale Pizza is my go-to for busy nights. Homemade pizza dough topped with goat and havarti cheese, balsamic mushrooms, kale, and fresh herbs. All baked in a super hot oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, the mushrooms roasted, the kale crisp, and the crust golden and perfect. Every last bite of this pizza is delicious. And all that kale makes this kind of like eating a salad…but with cheesy bread underneath!
I’m always excited to make pizza, but something inside me was just dying to make a good cheesy pizza this week.
After a week full of cooking meaty meals for my family, I was really was craving something loaded with vegetables. My brothers are the kind of guys that are all about the meat, and not so much the veggies. Sure, I could have made a salad, but after the huge romaine lettuce recall, I figured I’d use that as an excuse to pick up some wild mushrooms and kale and make a simple homemade pizza.
It was a good idea, and something about this pizza feels very fitting for this time of year.
December is just a couple of days away and I’m slowly easing my way into holiday mode. It seems that all we can talk about right now is cyber week shopping (have you gotten any done?). And of course, holiday decorating, office parties, gift exchanges, and so much more.
Don’t get me wrong, I love every minute of the holiday season. But it also means that things are extra busy, and time for cooking is limited. Which means weeknight meals need to be simple and quick, but of course, they also need to be delicious.
Enter this pizza, it’s the perfect mix of comforting, healthy…ish food, that’s also quick and simple to prepare.
Start out with fresh pizza dough. You can make your own (this is my favorite whole wheat dough), or use store-bought.
The next step is key. Massage the mushrooms and kale with garlic, herbs, and oil. Massaging the veggies not only infuses them with flavor, but also allows them to crisp up beautifully in the oven. And in a short amount of time too.
Now, I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared this tip with you guys, but make sure your pizza dough is at room temperature before you begin to roll it out. If the dough is at all cold it will just spring back at you and not roll out very easily. Room temperature creates for a perfectly baked thin crust, with crisp edges and a soft center.
Spread the (room temp) dough with a little fig preserves. Fig preserves are my secret ingredient. They take the pizza from really good, to beyond delicious. Next add the fresh sage, chili flakes and creamy goat cheese. Top with mushrooms and kale, add a good amount of harvarti cheese, and just a sliver or two of butter…
Yes, I did just tell you to put butter on your pizza. Promise it’s going to be good. The butter melts over the mushrooms and adds just the right amount of delicious buttery flavor. It tastes so indulgent, and pairs really well with the mushrooms.
When the pizza comes out of the oven, the cheese is melted, the mushrooms have a nice little char, and the kale is crisp.
The combo of goat cheese, havarti cheese, mushrooms and kale is one that is truly, melt in your mouth good. And it’s one of my go-to pizza topping combos, because I often have the ingredients on hand. Which makes this pizza great for all the surprise guests that show up in December!
Plus, as I mentioned above, all that kale pretty much makes this a cheesy pizza topped with salad. So health food…go with me on this…it’s December, it works.
And with that, all I have to say is, pizza for dinner anyone? Yes, please!
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This recipe was a great inspiration for me! I didnt have any pizza dough so instead I used frozen pita/flatbreads. I sautéed the mushrooms, kale with garlic, red pepper flakes, and butter/salt. Then I assembled; fig jam, feta, mushroom mixture, topped off with some shredded breakfast Brie (because thats what i had). Less than 10 mins in convection oven, drizzled olive oil and balsamic on top with some maldon sea salt. Delicious!
Happy Friday!!❤️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it was delish and you were able to use what you had on hand! xT
Perfect flavors!!!! So good!!
Happy Monday!! 🍁 Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xT
This looks amazing but unfortunately my husband hates goat cheese… what could I use to substitute??
You could really use any cheeses that you like. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
Thanks so much!
I’m only cooking for myself. Please keep me in mind.
I want to make this pizza but I don’t like the taste of goat cheese its very gamey tasting to me what other cheese can I use.
You can really use any cheese that you enjoy here. I hope enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan