Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

I love to have many varieties of pizza in my repertoire. And brussels sprouts and bacon is one of my favorite combos, so I knew that this would be great on a pizza. This pizza is on a traditional marinara or red sauce, but I think it would also be fabulous on a garlic white sauce. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

In the recipe below, I've linked to my favorite pizza crust recipe. It uses a food processor. If you prefer to use your bread machine, this is a great option. Use whatever crust recipe you like best, but if it's been chilled or frozen, be sure it comes to room temperature before you work with it.

Place a pizza stone in the oven and heat the oven to 500.

For the topping, start by cooking the bacon. I always like to cut it into pieces before I cook it, so it cooks more quickly and evenly.

Drain off all but 2 Tablespoons of the bacon grease, then add the brussels sprouts (I used my food processor to make quick work of shredding the sprouts!),


and Worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes or until the sprouts are softened.

Stretch out your pizza dough and place it on a large piece of parchment. I like to place the parchment on an inverted baking sheet for stability and to help transfer it to the pizza stone later. Top with the pizza sauce,

then the mozzarella and the brussels sprouts mixture.

Finally, top with the Parmesan.

Transfer the parchment to the pizza stone and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden.

Let rest for a couple minutes before cutting and serving, and enjoying!

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

1 pound homemade or prepared pizza dough (I use this recipe)
4-5 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, sliced thin (or shredded in a food processor)
1/2 - 3/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Place a pizza stone in the oven and heat the oven to 500.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon pieces until lightly browned. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, garlic and brussels sprouts. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until brussels sprouts soften. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.

With lightly greased hands, stretch out the pizza dough to a 10-12 inch round. Lay the stretched out dough on a piece of parchment paper. (I place the parchment over an inverted 1/2 sheet cake pan.)

Spread the sauce on the dough. Top with the mozzarella, then the brussels sprouts/bacon mixture, then top with parmesan.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden. Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve. Serves 4 as main course.

Recipe Source: Adapted from White on Rice Couple

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara,
    I love Brussels Sprouts and Bacon, what a great idea to use the ingredients on Pizza, this looks awesome! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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