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Finally, a delicious dish you can cook with your kids. This flatbread recipe—basically a fancy word for pizza—is a great back-pocket dinner idea for nights when you're tempted to order a large pepperoni pie and call it a day. The base is made from store bought pizza crust; after sautéing the onions, garlic, and kale, you'll shower your dough with the veggies and a generous amount of cheddar cheese. It takes less than an hour from start to finish, but if you enlist the little ones, it'll come together even faster. See the chef's note below for steps your kiddos can tackle!


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

35 mins
50 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add as much kale as will fit and cook, tossing often and adding more kale when there is room, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool.

  • Stretch dough into a large oval. Transfer to a lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Top with 1 cup cheese, then tomatoes, kale mixture, and remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes, rotating halfway through.

Chef's Notes

How the kids can help

  • Kids can roll out the dough for a family- style pie or practice their pizzaiolo skills with individual-size rounds.
  • Tearing kale, draining tomatoes, and grating cheese can all be done largely unsupervised (and even in advance).
  • Tired of kale? Let kids pick different greens to try: spinach, Swiss chard, and even broccoli rabe make great swaps and prevent pizza fatigue.