Guyyyyyyys I’m freaking out because I am going to see Chris Stapleton tonight and I literally can’t stop eating my feelings. apparently I eat all of my emotions, every single one. And I especially make sure I have a ton of emotions flowing when I make things like, well, this puff pastry pizza. Chris, if you’re reading this (which you 100 percent are not) I’d make puff pastry for you from scratch, every. single. day and give you 10000000000 reasons to blame me for whatever it is you want. that is all.
(Oh and you too tennessee whiskey (s) )
(see Chris? we already have so much more in common and we haven’t even met yet, soulmates.)
So I totally just buy my puff pastry dough because sometimes it is just SO much easier than making it from scratch. But make sure you buy a brand that you trust, I like both Trader Joes & Dufours mainly because they are butter based and I love the flavor the butter gives. Also buying puff pastry dough and keeping it in your freezer/fridge makes last minute dinners/entertaining SO much easier when you have the dough ready to rock n roll.
For the swiss chard you’ll need to pull the leaves off from the stems and then slice the stems into smaller pieces as you’ll want to sauté them in the pan 10 minutes before you add the leaves since they take a little longer to break down and soften (for those of you who aren’t familiar with swiss chard). Also if for some reason you can’t track down swiss chard you can always try collard greens (I think that would taste interesting) or kale (over it, but whatevs).
I used sweet italian sausage for this recipe, however spicy italian would work well here too! I just knew kiddos would be eating and didn’t want to completely kill their tastebuds.
Provolone cheese works REALLY well. I know, provolone? Like why Julia, why? But trust me on this, it melts incredibly well and gives you a mild cheese flavor with a little bit of a bite which compliments the swiss chard nicely.
ALSO. Tis the season for football and snacks on snacks on snacks. This lil number is perfect for those football parties.