I love making pizza at home (I'm getting hungry just thinking about it) because you get to choose all your ingredients and, as much as you desire, you can keep it healthy and lower-calorie—or you can pile on the toppings and have fun with it.
This is also a great project for getting younger kids involved, because they can help pile things on the pie!
- prepared crust (I like Engine 2 wheat crusts)
- pizza sauce (can or jar)
- 1 tablespoon EasyKale
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 8 ounces feta cheese (use mozzarella or a pizza blend for a cheesier experience)
- two handfuls of baby spinach
- six ounces of kalamata olives
1.) Preheat over to 450 degrees or follow the crust’s instructions.
2.) Place the crust on a pizza stone or cooking sheet. Read crust instructions—some recommend a light coating of olive oil.
3.) Cover the pizza crust with a thin layer of pizza sauce, sprinkle with red pepper flakes for a spicier sauce.
4.) Add EasyKale to the sauce and mix it in gently with a spoon. (I like to use a big wooden spoon for this so I can smooth the sauce to a thin layer.)
5.) Now pile your pie with ingredients—for this Mediterranean-style veggie pizza I'm adding spinach and kalamata olives.
6.) Add the cheese on top of the other ingredients.
7. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and a little browned—if that's how you like it. (Note that you can put the pizza directly on the rack for a crisper crust.)
8. Remove it after it's baked, let it cool for just a few minutes, and then carefully cut it into slices. (Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to avoid pulling the cheese off the edges.) Enjoy!
And, in case your curious, this recipes works great with mozzarella or a "pizza cheese" blend from the grocery store, too!