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Chicken Sausage & Kale Pizza

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

In this pizza recipe, we use chicken sausage instead of pepperoni and deliver a nutritional bonus with the addition of kale. You can find pre-made raw pizza dough or reheatable pizza crusts in many...


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 chicken or turkey sausages, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon panko or cornmeal
  • Whole-wheat pizza dough, or refrigerated or frozen pizza crust (see Chef Tips)
  • ½ cup tomato sauce (see Chef Tips)
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ¾ cup packed kale leaves, washed, patted dry, and torn into pieces
  • ½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Facts


423 cals


21 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


34 g


3 g


3 g


25 g


1098 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Put 2 baking trays into the oven, or pizza stone if you have one.
  2. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. Once it's hot, cook the sausages until cooked through and starting to brown. Pour onto a plate lined with a paper towel.
  3. Split the dough into 4 equal balls if making personal pizzas. Sprinkle panko or cornmeal onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Roll out the dough onto the parchment paper; press out dough into a 12-by-8-inch rectangle or to fit your pizza stone. Split into two balls if necessary.
  4. Spread the Quick Tomato Sauce evenly onto the dough and sprinkle with cheese. Top with kale, sausage, and grape tomatoes, cut sides up. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  5. Using the parchment paper, slip the pizza onto the heated baking trays or pizza stone. Bake in the oven on the lowest rack for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling.
  6. Using the parchment paper, slip the pizza onto a cutting board and cut into slices. Drizzle with olive oil if desired. Serve with a simple green salad.

Chef Tips

Pre-rolled and par-baked crusts from your local market make for a quick pizza fix when you are in a hurry — even whole-wheat pita bread does the job fantastically.

Try our Quick Tomato Sauce for this recipe!

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society