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Kale and Sausage Pizza with Einkorn Crust

by Heather

This kale and sausage pizza with einkorn crust gives you traditional pizza flavors, made better for you with kale and einkorn! Why not make a delicious pizza that’s also better for you? You’ll want to keep this pizza combo on repeat. It’s a crowd favorite!

kale and sausage pizza with einkorn pizza crust

Kale and sausage pizza

Friday night pizza and movie night and is a long standing tradition we stick with each week. It’s comforting, delicious and fun! We’re always trying new topping combos, but this kale and sausage pizza combo is one we keep coming back to.

You may be thinking, kale on pizza? Trust me, it’s delicious. Especially when you pair it with Italian sausage. Add a little cheese, a yummy einkorn pizza crust and you are SET!

Want to round out the meal with more veggies? Add a simple salad + my kefir ranch dressing. And definitely keep extra ranch on hand if you love dipping your pizza in ranch too!

homemade kale and sausage pizza

Ingredients you’ll need

  • einkorn flour
  • active dry yeast
  • sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • whole milk plain kefir
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella
  • italian sausage
  • kale
kale and sausage pizza with einkorn crust

How to make kale and sausage pizza with einkorn crust

  1. First, we make the pizza dough. In a medium bowl combine the einkorn flour, active dry yeast and sea salt.  Add the extra virgin olive oil, kefir and warm water. Stir until the dough starts to turn into a rough ball. Kneed for 1 minute, round into a ball and place in an oil bowl and roll the ball around until it is coated with oil. Cover and allow the dough to sit for 1 hour in a warm spot.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.  Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. After 1 hour, roll half of the dough out into a 10″ circle on parchment paper. Roll out the other half as well.
  3. To make the pizzas, spread the sauce on the rolled out dough. Next add 1/4 cup mozzarella onto each pizza base. Next, sprinkle the italian sausage on, then the kale and lastly divided the remaining cheese on top of each pizza.
  4. Bake (on parchment paper) for 10-12 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through, your cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.

Want to read more about einkorn flour? I’ve gotcha covered: What is Einkorn? Learn all about this ancient grain.

einkorn pizza dough rolled into circle

Einkorn flour substitutions

Like I mentioned, we’re using einkorn flour in this crust. But what if you don’t have einkorn flour? You can simply use regular white flour, or whole wheat flour. The variable you’ll need to adjust is with the water.

I find that when I substitute whole wheat flour, I may need to add 3-4 tbsp more water if it feels too dry.

If I use white flour, the water ratio can pretty much stay the same. I tend to need just 1-2 tbsp more. Einkorn flour needs less water, so when we use a different flour, we have to adjust that variable.

kale and sausage pizza with einkorn crust

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Kale and Sausage Pizza with Einkorn Crust

This kale and sausage pizza with einkorn crust gives you traditional pizza flavors, made better for you with kale and einkorn! Why not make a delicious pizza that's also better for you? You'll want to keep this pizza combo on repeat. It's a crowd favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Rest time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: einkorn, kale, pizza
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups einkorn flour
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whole plain milk kefir
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (don't have pizza sauce? see note)
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella (divided)
  • 8 oz cooked milk italian sausage
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine the einkorn flour, active dry yeast and sea salt.  Add the extra virgin olive oil, kefir and warm water. Stir until the dough starts to turn into a rough ball. Kneed for 1 minute, round into a ball and place in an oil bowl and roll the ball around until it is coated with oil. Cover and allow the dough to sit for 1 hour in a warm spot.
    einkorn pizza dough
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.  Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. After 1 hour, roll half of the dough out into a 10" circle on parchment paper. Roll out the other half as well.
    einkorn pizza dough rolled into circle
  • To make the pizzas, spread the sauce on the rolled out dough. Next add 1/4 cup mozzarella onto each pizza base. Next, sprinkle the italian sausage on, then the kale and lastly divided the remaining cheese on top of each pizza.
  • Bake (on parchment paper) for 10-12 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through, your cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.
    homemade kale and sausage pizza

Notes

Don’t have pizza sauce?  Use canned tomato sauce and add 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic granules and 1/4 tsp sea salt to it.
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Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

kale and sausage pizza

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XO

Heather

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