Sausage and Swiss Chard Pizza Sausage and Swiss Chard Pizza

Sausage and Swiss Chard Pizza

Crispy swiss chard, perfectly salty sausage, and rich ricotta make this pizza one of our new favorites! It has a perfect balance of flavors and textures, plus as an added bonus you're sneaking your daily greens in...what's not to love! 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1lb. hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1bunch Swiss chard, ribs and stems sliced into 1-inch pieces, leaves torn
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup grated Fontina cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup Pasta Jay's Classic Marinara

How To Make

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 450°F.

STEP 2: Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and break into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Let cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Add chard stems; cook, tossing occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer sausage and chard stems to a medium bowl with a slotted spoon.

STEP 3: Let skillet and drippings cool until just warm, then add chard leaves, turning to coat. Season with salt and pepper; transfer to bowl with sausage mixture.

STEP 4: Stretch dough into a large oval on baking sheet or pizza stone, coat with Pasta Jay's Classic Marinara; season with salt and pepper. Top with half of Parmesan and rosemary, followed by sausage mixture, Fontina, ricotta, then remaining Parmesan and rosemary.

STEP 5: Bake pizza, rotating sheet halfway through, until crust is golden brown and crisp, 18–22 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

Recipe inspired by Chris Morocco. Image by Nicole Franzen.

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