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Smoked Sausage, Grilled Corn, and Sweet Onion Pizza

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Enjoy a savory slice of pizza topped with corn, onion, sausage, a kale blend, and Havarti cheese. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups torn kale leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Homemade Pizza Dough
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup grilled corn kernels
  • 2 sweet onions, grilled and sliced
  • 16 ounces shredded Havarti cheese

How to Make It

  1. Pulse kale and salt in a food processor 10 to 12 times or until finely chopped.

  2. With processor running, pour olive oil through food chute in a slow stream. Add almonds and garlic, and pulse 4 to 5 times. Add cheese, and pulse until well blended.

  3. Preheat grill to 400° (high) heat. Place Homemade Pizza Dough rounds directly on grill grate (cornmeal side down), and grill, covered with grill lid, 4 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully flip dough.

  4. Spread each pizza crust with 2 Tbsp. kale mixture. Top each with sausage, corn, onion, and cheese. Grill, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.

  5. Master Our Grilled Pizza Technique

  6. Preheat grill to high (at least 400°) heat. Slide pizza dough rounds directly onto grill grate (cornmeal side down) from baking sheet, and grill, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully flip dough.

  7. Top cooked side of crust with desired sauce and toppings.

  8. Grill, covered with grill lid, 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.