Cozy winter vibes brought to you by this caramelized onion, kale and sausage pizza. Comforting, seasonal winter flavors to enjoy on a frosty night. Pop a cheesy homemade pizza in the oven and cuddle up on the couch with some Netflix.
Remove pizza dough from fridge 30 minutes before cooking
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place a large skillet over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and add the onions. Cook 2-4 minutes until onions begin to soften. Add balsamic vinegar and reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are caramelized and golden brown (about 15-20 minutes). Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes until fragrant. Remove onions from pan. Set aside.
In the same skillet add another drizzle of olive oil and add the sausages, breaking the sausage into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook until the sausages are cooked through (5 to 7 minutes). Transfer the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Stretch the dough to desired thickness.
Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover the dough with an even layer of pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is beginning to brown and puff, about 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl gently massage the kale with a teaspoon of olive oil and the lemon juice.
Remove partially cooked dough from the oven and add sausage, caramelized onions and kale.
Bake for another 2 minutes or until the kale looks perfectly charred and the crust is cooked to your satisfaction.
For best results preheat a pizza stone when you preheat the oven. Transfer stretched dough to prepared pizza stone using a pizza peel or a wide spatula