Yield: one 12-inch pizza

Ingredients

For the tomatoes:
4-5 medium tomatoes
Olive oil
Pinch of sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

For the pizza:
2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
3-4 cups kale leaves, stemmed and roughly chopped
1 ball pizza dough
2 oz. mozzarella, shredded*
3-4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

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    To roast the tomatoes, preheat the oven to 300˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.  Slice the tomatoes into about ½-inch thick slices.  Lay the slices in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.  Drizzle lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of sugar, and season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 50-60 minutes, carefully flipping the slices halfway through baking, until roasted and slightly browned.  Transfer the tomatoes to a plate lined with paper towels, layering if needed.  Refrigerate at least a few hours to drain excess liquid from the tomatoes.

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    In a small skillet, combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil with the garlic and red pepper flakes.  Warm over low heat for about 10-15 minutes to infuse the oil with the flavors of the spices.  Set aside.

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    In a medium skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium-high heat.  Add the kale to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, just until the leaves are wilted.  Remove from the heat and set aside.

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    To make the pizza, heat the oven to 500˚ F and preheat a pizza stone for at least 30 minutes.  Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round.  Lightly brush the dough with the garlic-red pepper oil.  Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the dough.  Layer with the wilted kale, roasted tomato slices, and feta.

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    Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 11-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing and serving.

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    *For best results, always use freshly shredded cheese.  Pre-shredded cheese comes coated in things such as flour, cornstarch to prevent clumping and results in an unpleasant, gritty texture when melted.