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Brussels sprouts and bacon deep dish pizza

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

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Brussels sprouts don't have to just be a supper side dish. We added them to a homemade deep dish pizza and threw on a little crispy bacon to put this pizza over the top.

 Brussels sprouts and bacon deep dish pizza

Brussels sprouts are no longer unloved. They are trendy, popular and not just a delicious side dish. This deep dish cast iron pizza is topped with a garlicky olive oil, shaved and sauteed Brussels sprouts and lots of crispy bacon.

Brussels sprouts and bacon deep dish pizza recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough (can be found in a bakery or grocery store)
  • 6 thick slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Cover the bottom of a 10-inch cast iron skillet with a thin layer of olive oil.
  2. Add dough to the skillet and cover the pan with kitchen towel.
  3. Let sit on the counter for a few hours until the dough is room temperature and has spread over the bottom of the pan.
  4. Using your fingertips make sure to spread the dough to the sides of the pan. Don't worry if it shrinks back a bit. It will spread out a bit while baking.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. In a large skillet add bacon and fry till crispy. Remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Remove all but 3 teaspoons of bacon grease.
  8. Add in shaved Brussels sprouts and saute until they just start to soften. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Remove pan from heat and add in bacon. Give a quick toss.
  10. Drizzle the pizza dough with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic.
  11. Add on 1/2 cup of the cheese and top with Brussels sprouts and bacon mixture.
  12. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake for about 18 minutes until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted.
  13. Remove pan from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before you remove from the pan.

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