Southern Collard Green Pizza

Southern Collard Green Pizza

1 (1-pound) ball store bought pizza dough
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus 1/4 cup
1/2 cup cooked collard greens, drained (recipe to follow)
1 large ham hock, cooked and meat removed
4 slices bacon, cut into large pieces
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Stretch dough and press into an 8-inch pizza pan. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and 1/2 cup marinara sauce. Coat the pizza dough with the mixture. Top with drained greens, ham hock meat, and bacon. Cover with cheese and remaining 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Slice and serve warm.

Collard Greens

1/2 pound smoked meat (ham hocks, smoked turkey wings, or smoked neck bones)
1 tablespoon Season Salt, I prefer Lawry’s
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon hot red pepper sauce
1 large bunch collard greens
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bottle beer
3 quarts of water

Wash & chop greens. Heat oil & butter in large fry pan. Add green & cook until wilted. Add remaining ingrediants and collards in a crock pot and cook 5-6 hours.