Kale Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Bacon

This pizza was made to use up some ingredients in the fridge, but it turned out to be a fantastic combination that I'll repeat. The flavour created by combining 3 kinds of onions is really what made this pizza unique and delicious. Also, I think I just realized that kale and bacon are best friends. I see a lot more kale and bacon playdates in my kitchen's future.

1 batch of my favourite thin crust pizza (or your substitute your favourite pizza dough/shells and adusting cooking time and temperature accordingly)
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Spanish onion, thinly sliced
10-12 ribs of kale, leaves only
3 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
1/4-1/2 C grated mozzarella cheese (I feel like smoked gouda would also be amazing on this!)

Combine shallots, yellow onion, and Spanish onion in a large frying pan with a little olive oil. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a little salt, until softened, browning, and carmelized. Add kale, and cook for 3-4 minutes until wilted and slightly softened.

Stretch pizza crust on pan (or a floured cutting board to be transferred to a heated pizza stone, which is my favourite method). Top with onion and kale mixture. Top kale mixture with chopped bacon, and a little mozzarella cheese. (Don't go overboard on the cheese. Going overboard on cheese ruins great pizza if you ask me, and I'm a cheese lover. ) Bake at 500` for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and crust is desired colour.

Oh, how I wish there were leftovers!

See how lovely, crisp, and thin this crust is? 


  1. I've never used kale on a pizza before. Might have to give it a go!

    1. Definitely give it a try! I've used all kinds of greens on pizza: spinach, kale, beet greens, swiss chard...it's all good!