Rainbow Chard Pizza

I went back to Bikram yesterday for the first time in a week and WOW it was an awesome class. I have only been to four classes now, but I feel like I already feel so much more flexible than I was two weeks ago.

I’m also making progress on the hat! If Ellie takes a good nap today, I might be able to finish it before Mike gets home form work. I think a Christmas stocking may need to be my next project.

This pizza comes from the book Tyler Florence gave me

I haven’t cooked much with rainbow chard lately because I always buy so much kale instead, but it is fabulous on this pizza. The key is the smoked paprika-infused oil; it adds SO much flavor! The recipe makes more than enough for the pizza, so I used the extra to saute mushrooms and kale for lunch. Divine.

Rainbow Chard Pizza


  • dough for 2 10" pizzas
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard, chopped
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 8 oz mozzarella, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 F with a pizza stone inside (if you have one)
  2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan with the paprika and chili powder. Simmer on low heat for about two minutes, stirring constantly so the spices don't burn. Remove from heat.
  3. Heat about 1 tbsp of the paprika oil in a wide skillet. Saute the chard until wilted. Stir in a pinch of salt and the lemon zest.
  4. Shape the dough into two 10-inch rounds then brush each with paprika oil. Sprinkle evenly with chard, then top with slices of mozzarella.
  5. Bake the pizzas on the pizza stone for about 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

(adapted from Tyler Florence Family Meal: Bringing People Together Never Tasted Better)

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4 comments to Rainbow Chard Pizza

  • Again, I say, I want to live in your kitchen :) I love rainbow chard. One of the first times I bought it at the farmer’s market, I carefully cleaned and removed all the stems and put them in a vase. I just thought the colors were so pretty! Glad Tyler’s keeping you company in the kitchen..

  • I love rainbow chard in the winter, but I never thought of putting it on pizza! We’ll have to try this. :)

  • I got the yarn for the baby’s stocking yesterday. Now to get working on it!

  • This was really yummy pizza. We just had it for dinner and the kids loved it too. Can’t wait to see what other recipes are on this site, I’m new here (:

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