Interested in a pizza crust with less carbs and more veggies? I mean, who isn’t! I must admit I have tried the cauliflower pizza crust and was a bit disappointed…it lacked color, flavor, and just left me craving the real thing! During my Sunday night fridge clean out I stared down the last bunch of kale left in the fridge and I was determined not to sautĂ© it, bake it, and steam it. I was going to try something new and interesting! Well, I pulled out the food processor, threw in a handful of ingredients, and voila…big ball of pizza crust full of beautiful green color, cheese, and lots of healthy antioxidants! I simply pre-baked the pizza crust for 15 minutes…then added my toppings (I stuck with the veggie theme and of course more cheese) and then put back into the oven and baked for another 5-8 minutes. Enough time to just let my toppings bake and cheese melt. Be sure you don’t over bake this pizza crust as it will zap all of the moisture out of the crust and leave it very dry. Just look for melted cheese and slightly browned edges on the crust and you’ll know it’s ready to eat and enjoy!

Kale Pizza Crust
Serves 2
A healthy low carb pizza crust full of kale, panko crumbs and cheese. Simply pre-bake the crust, add the toppings, and finish in the oven for a healthy and flavorful veggie pizza meal.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large bunch of kale, trimmed and washed
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 2/3 cup panko crumbs
  4. 1 cup grated cheese (you can use mozzarella or parmesan)
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, add the raw kale, trimmed and washed. Add eggs, cheese, panko crumbs, salt and pepper. Process until it form a sticky pizza dough.
  3. Place the kale pizza dough onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Or you can use a pizza stone - no cornmeal necessary.
  4. Using your hand, press the ball to flatten and extend the dough with your finger until it forms a pizza crust of about 1/4" thickness and 8" diameter. If sticky, slightly oil your hands with olive oil.
  5. Pre-bake the crust for roughly 15 minutes until the kale crust is firm and starts to get brown on the sides.
  6. Remove from the oven, add your pizza toppings ingredients starting with sauce and finishing with the grated cheese. Return to the oven until the toppings are cooked and cheese is melted, roughly 5-8 minutes.
Notes
  1. If you are making the pizza crust the day before or a earlier in the day simply wrap the crust in plastic wrap and leave in the fridge. Allow to warm up to room temperature before rolling out the crust and baking.
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