Swiss Chard & Sausage Puff Pastry Pizza
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet of Puff Pastry dough, thawed and rolled out to 9x13 shape (rectangle)
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and chopped into small ½" pieces, and leaves torn (I used rainbow swiss chard, doesn't matter what kind though for this recipe)
  • 1 lb sweet italian sausage, casings removed
  • 8-10 slices provolone cheese (or about ¼ lb)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Coarse Salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. First preheat your oven to 425 degrees. On an over turned baking sheet, or on a pizza stone, lay down parchment paper and roll your puff pastry dough into a 9x13" rectangle (your dough might already come rolled in this size, perfect)
  2. Next in a large pan add your italian sausage and cook until browned, drain fat and set aside.
  3. In same pan that you cooked your sausage in, add 1 tbsp olive oil (or you may reserve the fat from the sausage and cook your chard in that) and over medium heat add your swiss chard stems. Cover and let soften for about 8-10 minutes. Next add your chard leaves and saute for another 2 minutes, or until chard leaves begin to just wilt. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Next lay down a base of provolone slices onto your puff pastry dough. Next spread swiss chard and then sausage on top. Cover with the rest of the provolone slices (see picture).
  5. Next fold the edges of your dough, overlapping, to form a crust/barrier so nothing falls out.
  6. Take your egg wash and with a pastry brush, brush the crust with the egg.
  7. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt and then place pizza in oven for 18-22 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pastry is puffed and cooked through.
  8. Remove and serve.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at http://mylavenderblues.com/swiss-chard-sausage-puff-pastry-pizza/