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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pizza Tuscana #SundaySupper


      It's pizza day!  It's pizza day!  The Sunday Supper tastemakers are celebrating pizza today and I just had to join in.  The problem with sharing pizza recipes is I always just throw whatever I have on there.  There is not measuring, just adding a bit of this and a bit of that.  I love the traditional combinations, we tend to go with ham, green peppers and mushrooms a lot  We also love the different, BBQ, white, bacon and eggs, and of course buffalo chicken.


     But I wanted to try a new combination of tasty things to post for you all today.  So, I did my normal survey of the ingredients I had on hand and that's when it hit!  There was a big bag of kale I had bough for a pot of zuppa tuscana before the weather had turned from chilly to warm once again.  So I grabbed that up along with the rest of the ingredients and decided to make a pizza inspired by the soup.  Matt is always happy to see a pizza and never to pumped about soup.



     What is wrong with him? A hot bowl of soup on a cool day is like a bit of heaven.  Maybe someday he'll come around.

     Either way, we will certainly have some soup as fall goes on and the cool temperatures come to stay.  But in the mean time soup inspired pizza is just fine with me too!  I just love the flavor of a good Italian sausage.  Of course a creamy sauce and plenty of melty cheese never hurt a thing.  The kale was a partially soft and cheesy with little crispy bits on top.  The  super thin potatoes added a nice texture and rounded out all of the ingredients I love in my zuppa tuscana.  I've had a loaded potato pizza before, but don't think to put them on my homemade pizzas very often so it was especially fun to give it a go.



    We just loved our pizza and I can't wait to see what everyone else made.  What are your favorite pizza toppings?  I'd love to know!

Pizza Tuscana
makes 1 13x18" pizza

Ingredients:

1 full recipe sourdough pizza dough (or your favorite pizza dough recipe)
1 potato
1 lb Italian sausage
2 1/2 T flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup whole milk
1-2 cloves garlic
2 cups mozzarela cheese or an Italian blend
2 cups lightly packed chopped kale
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper


  1. Peel the potato and slice 1/16" thick on a mandolin.  Soak in salt water for at least 2 hours but up to 12 hours.
  2. When ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 475 F.  Roll or press pizza dough into a 10x15" pan, cover and set aside.
  3. Toss kale in olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside. 
  4. In a skillet, brown the Italian sausage then drain off the grease. Stir in the flour and garlic and cook off for 1-2 minutes.  
  5. Stir in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer to thicken a bit.  Stir in the milk and bring just to a simmer.  
  6. Spread the creamy sauce over the pizza crust, then top with the cheese. Drain the potato slices and squeeze all of the extra water out.  Spread in a thin layer over the cheese.  Spread the kale over the top. 
  7. Bake at 475 F for 35-30 minutes.
Pizza has so many great options for toppings and I can't wait to see the delicious recipes my fellow Sunday Supper bloggers made.  Which one are you going to make first?

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32 comments:

  1. A wonderful taste of Italy! Love these simple toppings!

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    1. Thank you! It is one of my favorite flavor combos.

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  2. You can never go wrong with kale in my book! This is one gorgeous pizza.

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    1. I am not very creative with kale normally. I need to experiment more! Thank you!

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  3. This sounds heavenly! :) YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. I've just recently come around to liking kale in certain dishes and I've been looking for different ways to use it (other than soups and salads). This looks wonderful! I'm looking forward to trying it sometime soon.

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    1. I have been thinking I need to get more creative with kale. This works nicely because it's more or less roasted and the top parts even get a bit crispy like kale chips.

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  5. I love that you converted this classic soup recipe into a pizza! So fun, and yummy, too! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun one for sure!

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  6. Wow! What a big pizza. It looks delicious. I'm not a fan of kale but I would try this - definitely.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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    1. The kale isn't the primary flavor, more of a garnish ;-) You should definitely give it a try!

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  7. I didn't realize you put potatoes on here. Delicious combo!

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    1. It seemed like the right thing to do!! Thanks!

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  8. Hi Carlee, I don't think I've ever had a pizza without tomato and I know I've never had one with a potato topping, but that's the beauty of pizza; you can add what you like. My favourite pizza topping is ham, onion, green pepper with plenty of cheese, although ham and pineapple works well for me too.

    As for not being keen on soup? Colder weather and soup go hand in hand. I love slinging ingredients into my slow cooker and seeing what comes out.

    xx

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    1. That is my favorite thing about soup! I have a problem leaving room in the pot, so I just keep searching for things to dump in until it's nearly overflowing ;-) 99% of the time it turns out great even if it wasn't what I had originally envisioned! The same with pizza. It is fun to play with the combinations. Ham, onion and green pepper is one of our most frequent combos too. But we love doing BBQ ones, or chicken with a creamy white sauce, or even breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs, cheese and sausage gravy.... mmmm, and now I'm hungry!!

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  9. This look sooo good Carlee! I love the flavors you have on your pizza :)
    FYI... My husband enjoys a bowl of soup, but it is not a meal. He says that soup is only an appetizer. I don't understand him!

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    1. I hear you, my husband is the same way. He actually likes most of the soups I make, but just doesn't comprehend that it can be considered a full dinner. Theses guys of ours are something sometimes, aren't they? =)

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  10. I love how creative you are in the kitchen! And I am so with you, a great bowl of soup on a cold day is the best! I love zuppa tuscana too, creamy and flavorful warm goodness. It makes all right with the world! Thankfully Bruce likes soup too or he'd be unhappy with our fall/winter menu. I've never thought of compiling all these ingredients into pizza topping! It looks so delish, and I think everyone loves pizza, right?

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    1. I haven't met anyone who doesn't! ;-) I definitely make Matt suffer through his fair share of soup suppers during the winter... he just usually supplements with something else too because soup doesn't count as dinner. He really needs to just come around...

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  11. Oh my goodness! I will be making this as soon as possible! I love your idea of turning the soup into a pizza flavor, amazing! Oh, and my husband would much rather see pizza on the table than soup 😁

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    1. Mine too! I could live on soup during the cold weather, but it would be met with grumbles almost every time. Pizza never gets grumbles!

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  12. Those colors! Those flavors! Looks perfect for dinner or even an appetizer! Can't wait to try this.

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    1. Thanks Christie! It would be a fun appetizer, wouldn't it? Thanks for the idea!

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  13. YUM!!! I need a slice! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  14. I love pizzas with different flavors and this one looks amazing. I have everything I need to make this too. Adding to the week meal plan :) Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party.

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    1. Hooray! I hope you love it!! Thank you!

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  15. What a great pizza for Sunday Supper! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  16. yum looks utterly delicious - we have pizzas on saturday so need to try this out :) x

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    1. Thank you!! We really need to institute a weekly pizza day!

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