Smoky Sausage Pizza Recipe With Kale

Thin-crust pizza with sausage and kale

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Prepare your dough beforehand to make this easy Brooklyn-style smoky sausage and crispy kale pizza. It's packed full of flavour and, as soon as your dough is risen and ready, it only takes 45 minutes to bake – perfect mid-week cheesy comfort food!


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  • kale 200g, woody stems discarded
  • pork sausages 4, skins removed
  • fennel seeds 2 tsp, roughly crushed
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • taleggio 200g, rind removed and sliced
  • mozzarella 125g ball, sliced
  • chilli flakes a big pinch


  • strong white bread flour 500g
  • fine salt 1 tsp
  • caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • fast-action yeast 7g packet
olive oil


  • Step 1

    Put the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix. Separately, mix 250ml warm water with 3 tbsp olive oil.

  • Step 2

    Make a well in the centre of the flour and gradually add the liquid to make a soft dough. Knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth, then cover and leave to rise for 30-40 minutes, or until doubled in size.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put the kale in a bowl, pour over a kettle of boiled water and leave for a minute. Drain, cool, squeeze out any excess water and chop.

  • Step 4

    Mix the sausage meat with the fennel and smoked paprika and season. Mix the garlic with 3 tbsp olive oil.

  • Step 5

    Roll the dough out to 2 large thin circles. Drizzle over half the garlic oil then top with the kale, taleggio, mozzarella and rough nuggets of sausage. Drizzle over the rest of the oil and sprinkle over the chilli flakes.

  • Step 6

    Bake the pizzas one at a time for 15-20 minutes until crust is light golden, the cheese is bubbling and the sausage is cooked through. If you want to cook both together, you’ll need to swap the shelve halfway and give them a little more cooking time.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 679
  • Fat 31g
  • Saturates 12.4g
  • Carbs 71.8g
  • Sugars 4.2g
  • Fibre 3.6g
  • Protein 26.2g