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Homemade Pizza with Kale Topping

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting time: 6 hours
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Mama the Passionate Gardener
This pizza recipe will yield two medium-size pizzas.
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For the pizza dough

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1 cup fine semolina flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 lb curly kale
  • 2 cups grated cheese


Make the dough

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer pour water, yeast, sugar, and semolina. Then mix well to dissolve the yeast.
  • Then add in the flour and salt, then start mixing to make form the dough. Depending on your flour, you may need more or less than three cups. The dough should be soft and a bit sticky.
  • While kneading drizzle the olive oil over it. Keep kneading until the oil is absorbed.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to proof for a few hours. You can also make it overnight.


  • Preheat oven at 450F (220C)
  • Clean and dry the kale using a salad spinner or a clean towel.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions. On a lightly floured surface and using your fingers press on the ball from the center outward to form the pizza.
  • Place the disc on the baking pan, then sprinkle a little bit of grated cheese.
  • Spread eough tomato sauce to cover the surface.
  • Transfer the pizza to the oven and pre-bake for 8 minutes.
  • Brign out the pizza then sprinkle the cheese over it then the kale.
  • Put back in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes more.


  • You can add any topping of your choice. 
  • Using fresh mozzarella gives the pizza a more authentic look and taste. 


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g