Kale, Bacon, Caramelized Onion Pizza with Ricotta and Parmesan Chives Sauce

Man, what a long title for a recipe. It is a little bit of a mouthful, so don't try to say it 5 times fast...or maybe try it?! Might be entertaining. HA! Anyways, we are all about homemade pizza around our house. It is comforting, easy, and feels special when every bit of it is scratchmade.

I usually make several pizza doughs and freeze them for convenience sake. Such was the case with this pizza. And this is honestly not really a recipe as it is just topping suggestions. You just need a crust and the long list of ingredients listed in the title and your are in business for one gourmet (but insanely easy) pizza. 

INGREDIENTS:

1 bunch of kale, stems removed and roughly chopped

4 slices of thick cut bacon, cubed

1-2 onions sliced in long strings

2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of flour

1 cup milk

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons chives, chopped

ricotta

goat cheese, or feta, crumbled

mozzarella cheese

1 pizza dough

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

For Toppings:

Add onions to a hot pan, with a little oil, and a pinch of salt. Keep over medium heat and stir occasionally for 30-40 minutes until dark brown and caramelized. Remove from skillet. Add bacon into skillet, turning heat up to medium high. 

Fry bacon until crispy. Remove from pan. Add in a little olive oil, and toss kale in the oil. Saute kale until bright green and slightly wilted. Remove from pan. 

For Sauce:

Melt butter in skillet. Add flour and whisk constantly until combined and cooked down (about 1 minute). Add in milk, whisking constantly. Add cheese, and chives, and salt and pepper to taste, Remove from heat.

To Assemble:

Spoon sauce over the pizza dough. Top with caramelized onions, kale, and Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle bacon and goat cheese over the top. Spoon dollops of ricotta generously over top. Place in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and golden! 

What are your favorite pizza combos? I am always looking for new ideas! 

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