Irish Pizza

Irish Pizza



There's really no such thing as Irish pizza, of course — not in any traditional sense, at least. The historic Kitchen Bar in Belfast does serve what they've dubbed "Paddy Pizza", ham or chicken and sliced tomatoes on a soda bread crust with Irish Cheddar melted on top, however, and in the late 1980s, Bernadette O'Shea introduced Sligo to real Mediterranean-style pizza at her Truffles restaurant, and later developed a pizza topped with black pudding (Irish blood sausage) and leeks. The pizza created by this recipe, which is my invention, might be said to be the illegitimate spawn of those two preparations.

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Put a large pizza stone into the oven and preheat the oven to 550 degrees.

Melt the butter with the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and kale and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft and translucent, 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, flour a work surface. Stretch the pizza dough out to a circle 14 or 15 inches in diameter and place it on the floured surface. Scatter the onion and kale mixture over the surface of the dough, distributing it equally. Arrange the black pudding slices evenly on top of the vegetables. Scatter the cheese over the top of the pizza, lightly covering all the ingredients.

Carefully transfer the pizza from the work surface to the pizza stone and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crust is well browned. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Kerrygold Irish butter is now widely available in supermarkets around the country. Some supermarkets as well as food shops specializing in Irish or British products sell black pudding, i.e., blood sausage. Tommy Moloney's and Galtee's are two recommended brands. The former may also be mail-ordered from directly from Tommy Moloney's, the latter from Food Ireland.


Calories per serving:

1,016 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:



  • Fat 53g 82%
  • Carbs 96g 32%
  • Saturated 26g 131%
  • Fiber 7g 29%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 16g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 38g 76%
  • Cholesterol 115mg 38%
  • Sodium 1,610mg 67%
  • Calcium 816mg 82%
  • Magnesium 94mg 24%
  • Potassium 545mg 16%
  • Iron 6mg 33%
  • Zinc 5mg 33%
  • Phosphorus 625mg 89%
  • Vitamin A 521µg 58%
  • Vitamin C 53mg 88%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 60%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 40%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 16%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 417µg 104%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 15%
  • Vitamin K 292µg 364%
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