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How to make brussels sprouts and bacon pizza

Bacon and brussels sprout pizza sliced with one slice slightly out of the pizza on a wooden surface
Photo by Shari Pennington

This pizza makes a great appetizer or meal. It pairs well with a Pinot Grigio and appears in Un-Wine’d, which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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What You’ll Need:

Pizza Dough:

  • 4 ¾ c. all purpose flour
  • 1 package Rapid Rise yeast
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 2 cups luke warm water
  • 1 T. salt
  • 1 T. olive oil

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza:

  • 2 pizza dough balls
  • 6 bacon slices, chopped
  • ¼ c. chopped onion
  • 8 Brussels Sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into small pieces

Directions:

Step 1: In a mixing bowl, mix together 4 c flour, sugar, yeast, and water. Blend well then add the salt and oil.

Step 2: Pour the remaining flour on a clean surface and knead in the remaining flour.

Step 3: Cut into four equal pieces and form each into a ball. Place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet with a lot of space between to keep from touching as the dough rises.

Step 4: Lightly cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 5: Roll out the dough and place on a cookie sheet. Top with desired sauce, cheese, and sauce.

Step 6: Preheat the oven to 500 F.

Step 7: In a small frypan, sauté the bacon rendering the fat. Cook until lightly crispy then add the onions and brussels sprouts until lightly sauteed.

Step 8: Use half the topping on each of the pizzas then top with half the mozzarella on each pizza.

Step 9: Bake at 500 F. for 7 – 10 minutes depending on the oven.

Step 10: Cut each pizza into 6 slices.

Serves 2-4 people