Pesto, Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza

Pesto, Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza

Pressing flaxseed, sesame seed and pepitas into the dough adds hearty crunch to this flavorful pizza.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
2
tablespoons sesame seed
2
tablespoons flaxseed
6
tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1
cup diced peeled sweet potato
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
cups kale, stems removed, chopped
1/2
cup basil pesto
8
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  1. Heat oven to 400°F for dark or nonstick pan, 425°F for all other pans. Spray 15x10-inch pan with sides with cooking spray. Unroll dough in pan; starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seed, flaxseed and 4 tablespoons of the pepitas. Gently press seeds into dough.
  2. Toss sweet potato, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the cumin, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Place in ungreased large roasting pan. Place pizza crust and sweet potatoes in oven; bake about 8 minutes or until crust is light brown and sweet potatoes are softened.
  3. In medium bowl, mix kale, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Massage 2 to 3 minutes or until kale is softened.
  4. Spread pesto on partially baked crust. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese. Top with kale and sweet potatoes, followed by remaining mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons pepitas. Cut into strips to serve.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 560
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 880mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 1 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.