Kale, Chorizo, and Manchego Pizza

Kale, Chorizo, and Manchego Pizza Recipe
Photo: James Baigrie
Kale's hearty texture holds up to the high heat needed to create a crisp pizza crust. Its deep flavor is a great match for spicy chorizo and bold manchego cheese.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 608
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Protein 26 g
Fat 29 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Carbohydrate 62 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Sodium 1201 mg
Cholesterol 59 mg


1 bag (10 oz.) chopped kale
1 pound pizza dough
1 cup shredded manchego cheese
4 ounces Spanish-style (hard) chorizo, casing removed and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
About 1 tbsp. olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 500°. If using a pizza stone, place it on a rack in the oven.

2. Bring 2 qts. very hot water to a boil in a covered pot. Add kale; cook until tender to the bite, about 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and squeeze out excess water.

3. Meanwhile, roll dough on a floured work surface into a 14-in. circle, letting it rest a few seconds between passes of the rolling pin so it will stretch. Lay dough on a floured baking sheet.

4. Sprinkle dough with manchego, chorizo, kale, and pepper. Slide pizza onto hot stone, if using, or bake on the baking sheet until browned and puffed, 5 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with oil.


Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Molly Watson,


February 2012
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