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Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Italian Cheese Pizza

Makes: 4 servings

Hands-on time: 15 min.

Total time: 30 min.

This pizza is a surefire way to bring your kids around to the virtues of Brussels sprouts. Even those with picky palates are likely to clean their plates.

1 2 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts

1 lb. bakery pizza dough, at room temperature

Cooking spray

2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 (8-oz.) package shredded Italian three-cheese blend, divided

1 lemon

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 2 tsp. kosher salt

1 4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450 . Cut Brussels sprouts in half, and cut into shreds.

2. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Brush dough with 1 Tbsp oil. Sprinkle with 11 2 cups cheese, leaving a 1 2-inch border.

3. Grate zest from lemon to equal 2 tsp. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice from lemon into a large bowl to equal 1 Tbsp. Add lemon zest, Brussels sprouts, bacon, next 2 ingredients, and remaining 1 Tbsp oil; toss well. Sprinkle Brussels sprouts mixture over pizza. Top with remaining 1 2 cup cheese.

4. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes or until crust is golden, cheese is bubbly, and edges of sprouts are browned.

From my Kitchen:

To assemble this pizza even faster, buy precooked bacon. Shred the Brussels sprouts ahead, and store them in the refrigerator in a zip-top plastic bag.


Recipe provided to Modern Day Moms from Southern Living. Recipe from their Southern Living Superfast Southern: Comfort Food in 20 Minutes or Less! cookbook.

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