Adapted from the recipe by Half Baked Harvest, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table
Serves: 6 servings
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
● 2 cups shredded Tuscan kale*
● 2 Tablespoons olive oil
● 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar*
● 8 ounces mixed mushrooms*, torn
● 2 cloves garlic*, minced
● 2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves*, plus more for serving
● kosher salt and pepper
● ½ pound pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
● 4 fresh sage leaves*, chopped
● 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
● 1 cup shredded Havarti cheese* (I used Argyle Cheese Farmer’s Faith)
● 1 Tablespoon butter*, thinly sliced into 3 pieces
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the kale, olive oil, and vinegar. Massage the kale with your hands for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a 10 to 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a prepared baking sheet.
4. Top the dough with sage, red pepper and then layer the kale mushroom mixture. Top with Havarti cheese and thin slices of butter.
5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is golden and cheese is melted.
6. Top with fresh thyme.
● If using a cast-iron skillet, place the skillet in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. You can heat the skillet on the stovetop. Be careful not to let the skillet start smoking or get scorching hot. Add oil and maybe sprinkle a little cornmeal in the skillet. Carefully add the dough to the skillet, pressing the dough up the sides.
● The original recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon fig preserves spread on the dough and 3 ounces of goat cheese crumbled and added with the red pepper.