Oh yes, you read that correctly. This dietitian put bacon and Brussels sprouts on PIZZA (the same pizza).
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am always looking for a pizza recipe. To me, pizza is the perfect food. You can have all the food groups addressed in one beautiful, easy-to-eat pie. Another reason that I love making pizza…? My kids eat it without complaining! SCORE!
I came across this recipe on a recent Pinterest binge (please tell me I’m not alone in getting completely lost in that black hole) and it just looked and sounded so amazing. In my mind, Brussels sprouts and bacon go together like cilantro and lime (can a relationship get any more perfect?) so I set out to conquer this new feat.
I started with freshly made dough (really so simple – as long as you plan for the rising time), rolled out nice and thin. I would love to say that I was going for an “artisan” crust, but really my rolling was distracted by a couple of hungry children fighting over who was the better cheese shredder! (If the state of my floors after all the cheese was shredded is any indication of a quality shredder, then they are both A+).
Mix sliced Brussels sprouts, bacon, onions, garlic, oil, vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
Place the dough on a parchment-covered pizza stone, brushing with olive oil. Spread the Brussels sprouts mixture evenly over the crust and top with cheese. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Slice and enjoy!
Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Goat Cheese Pizza
All you need:
Raw pizza dough
4 tablespoons cooked bacon (I cheated and used the bagged bacon pieces found near the salad dressings)
5-6 Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tsps minced garlic
1 Tbs olive oil, plus more for brushing the dough
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
4 ounces goat cheese, broken into pieces
1/4 Parmesan cheese
All you do:
1. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees for about 30 minutes prior to baking.
2. In a medium bowl, toss the thinly sliced Brussels sprouts with the green onions, garlic, oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Lightly dust counter top with flour or cornmeal, roll the pizza dough into a 14-inch circle (or any shape that fits your pizza stone). Place on a parchment paper-covered pizza stone. Brush the outside edge of the dough with olive oil.
4. Spread the Brussels sprouts mixture over the crust then top with cheeses.
5. Bake the pizza for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the toppings are cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes before slicing and serving.