Sausage Kale French Bread Pizza

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments about my cat, Pinot.  Your words mean so much to me!  Things have been a little weird around my house. I’m used to having a little buddy that hangs around with me while I’m cooking in the kitchen. I didn’t realize how many times a day we checked in with each other until she was gone. It’s pretty crazy how animals become so apart of your everyday routine, you know?  I keep looking for her face at the sliding glass door to see if I need to let her in. Going to sleep at night has been a little weird too, since she used to sleep on my pillow and I’d fall asleep to the sound of her purring. The only thing that’s helping me right now is keeping busy. I think I’ve cleaned my kitchen at least 25 times since this weekend.  So, anyways THANK YOU. I really appreciate your love and support.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Yesterday I made this Sausage Kale French Bread Pizza situation because I felt like cleaning the kitchen ANOTHER time.  Tuesday was a major errand running day (with Cooper! who had school off! Ahhh!) and instead of making another pit stop to pick up individual french bread rolls (we already went to the Post Office/Oil Change & Trader Joe’s), I decided to use a whole batard I picked up at the store. Yeah buddy, we went BIG on this recipe. Who says that french bread pizza needs to be on individual rolls?

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

We brown sausage and then sauté kale. We add red pepper flakes on and a ton of garlic to the mixture. We spread marinara all over our batard then top with the sausage kale mixture and a ton of cheese. Then we get this crunchy/crispy/doughy french bread pizza that’s ridiculously meaty/hearty yet full of kale!  Next time I am going to freeze one of the halves and just bake off one because then I won’t eat it a lllllllllllllllll and then future me will be like, “You’re so smart and thoughtful, Tracy from the past.”  I will also make a section just for Cooper who picked EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF KALE off of his pieces. Kids, man.

Let’s gather our ingredients.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Garlic sliced thin!

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Sausage cooked with olive oil. Bread sliced in half.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Kale addition.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Followed by garlic & red pepper flake addition.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Assembly time!

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

A little sprinkle of cheese.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Followed by sausage and CHEEEEEEEESE.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Look at these two lovebirds.

Get a room, you two!

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

They took a nice trip to the oven. No chaperone was involved.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Welp!

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

Pretty much my teenage dream.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

We slice.

Sausage & Kale French Bread Pizzas are sure to be a crowd pleaser around the dinner table. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com

We enjoy. We have no leftovers. Dangit!

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Sausage Kale French Bread Pizza

serves 4-5

  • 1 large loaf French bread, sliced in half
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 5-6 cups chopped Tuscan kale
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan

 

Preheat oven to 400F

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage, breaking up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon, until sausage starts to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add kale and continue to cook until kale has softened, about 4 minutes. Season with salt & pepper and stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Place french bread halves on baking sheet. Divide marinara sauce evenly between two halves. Sprinkle tops with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Add the sausage kale mixture onto the bread, followed by the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until bread is golden and cheese is melted and slightly brown. Transfer bread to a cutting board and cut into thick slices to serve.

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  • Nancy

    ZOMG that looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try this soon.
    PS I’ve never seen a teeny tiny mandoline like that — I’m running right over to Amazon to look for one!
    PPS I’m so sorry about Pinot. She was such a pretty cat and clearly well-loved.

  • Kari

    I love how overloaded these look. That’s my favorite way to eat a pizza!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Lisa

    Tracy,

    I’ve been thinking about you and Pinot all week. I’m slated to meet a kitty who is up for adoption on Sunday (my first cat!) and your love of Pinot has been echoing in the back of my mind. I’m looking forward to bringing a little furry love into my life, even if, as with all things, none of us get out of this alive. Be sure to snuggle up your boys (even if they are less furry) and do some self-care in this and the coming weeks.

    Lisa (an internet friend)

  • Kayla

    So much goodness in those french bread pizzas!!

  • Morgan

    Waaaait – is that a miniature mandolin behind the garlic or is it just forced perspective???

    • Tracy

      IT IS!!! I got it from a Japanese dollar store many years ago- it’s for cucumber slices to put on your eyes! Amazing, right?!!

  • Beth

    Ah this looks amazing! I like knowing I’m not the only one adding greens to my carb and cheese situations, it’s like the balancing act of a drink at night then lemon water in the morning. I always feel so virtuous!

    My heart broke when I read about Pinot, it brought back such bittersweet memories of my childhood cat. Nothing compares to the love and comfort our little fur family members bring, sending you healing energy from Canada. xo

  • Madeline

    Sending all the love to you about Pinot, Tracy. Always loved your snapchats together. My 17 year old cat (who was black and magic looking just like Pinot) passed away back in October so i know how it feels to lose a much loved furry friend. This recipe and your new kitchen in general look fab! xo

  • Gaby Dalkin

    HA! The label on your bread in the ingredient picture is everything. And so true. French bread pizza for the win!

  • Omar

    I still miss my kitties that died years ago. Stay strong. Further along…. I did make this pizza and was in heaven! I bought lacinato kale, smoked mozz (oddly enough, no “regular” mozzarella was available and fresh mozzarella was pricier) and had some good, already cooked sausage and tomato sauce. What a winning combination! Thank you.

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Oh my this looks good. Definitely some comfort food here. I need to make French Bread pizza more often.

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture

    Divine! Looks so miraculous. Can’t wait to try these.

  • Ma Recipes

    I’ve never made pizza before but have always wanted to! Thanks for giving me the recipe I needed to get me pushed in that direction! :)

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  • laurasmess

    Hey Tracy, I’ve been following you on Instagram for what seems like forever, but that didn’t translate to visiting your blog til today! What a gorgeous space. I love your awesome writing style, the practical recipes, photography, everything. Plus you live in the same place as my favourite NBA team soooo… that’s got to be serendipitous (yup, meant to be. Something like that!). Anyway, back to this incredible pizza. Absolute genius! I have to make it, asap. Thanks for the inspo! – Laura

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