Bacon Brussels Sprouts Pizza

by Kelli H. on November 28, 2012

I’ve been waiting to make this pizza since June! It sounded so delicious, but Brussels sprouts in June just didn’t interest me all that much. Plus, I’m not even sure if Whole Foods sells Brussels sprouts in June. I waited and waited until I knew Whole Foods carried them and then got down to business.

If you asked me how I liked this pizza, I’d say I loved it! David on the other hand thought the pizza was “a little too brussels-sprouty”. My remedy for that is, if you’re not super in love with Brussels sprouts, but you still like them, cook the sliced Brussels sprouts in the bacon fat for just a couple minutes before topping your pizza with them. That way, they won’t have as much of a raw taste. Regardless, David still ate the pizza and had left overs for lunch the next day as well. I mean, I’m pretty sure he’d eat anything with bacon on it.

One of my favorite meals is pizza and salad. The plate above was my dinner last Wednesday night and it was delicious and filling. I’m kind of obsessed with this blue cheese, walnut, craisin salad around this time of year and love making a huge bowl of it. Then I just eat a little less of the entree. This pizza was pretty low key ingredient wise and can easily be made during the week. I even have a fast 1 hour pizza dough recipe I use, but you could totally buy a premade dough from most grocery stores these days and make it even easier.

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Pizza
Recipe adapted from Cook like a Champion

1 pizza dough
4 slices bacon, chopped
5-6 large Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 oz crumbled blue cheese of feta

1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees
2. Cook bacon in medium skillet, remove from pan and pat dry with a paper towel.
3. In a bowl; mix together Brussels sprouts, garlic, shallot, oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. 
4. Roll out dough and top with mozzarella cheese, Brussels sprout mixture, and crumbled cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Shannon November 29, 2012 at 2:18 am

This pizza looks so good! I love Brussels sprouts and bacon, but would never think to put them on a pizza. You don’t cook the sprouts at all before puting them on the pizza?

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Made in Sonoma November 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

No, but in the post I recommend cooking them in some of the bacon fat for 2-4 minutes if you don’t like a strong Brussels sprouts flavor.

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Annie December 5, 2012 at 1:14 am

I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing- it look delicious!

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