Raise your hand if you love brussels sprouts! These little guys are definitely my favorite green vegetable. They’re an amazing side dish and taste wonderful roasted in the oven or sautéed on the stove. But what I recently discovered is that they are also amazing as the star of the show. Brussels sprouts pizza is now one of our favorite weeknight meals.
I love pizza (who doesn’t?). David and I recently got on a kick where Monday nights in the Presser household became pizza night. I was itching to switch things up a little bit, and there staring back at me in my fridge was a bag of brussels sprouts.
LIGHTBULB MOMENT: Let’s make brussels sprouts PIZZA. Buuuut, let’s thinly slice the brussels, instead of halve or quarter them. Not sure why I didn’t ever think to slice brussels sprouts until that day, but when they’re thinly sliced they get all crispy and flakey *mmmm*.
Ever since I changed up my cutting technique, I have thought of so many additional uses for brussels sprouts! Maybe you’re rolling your eyes at me right now, like how can that make that much of a difference.
I’m telling you though, I used to think halved brussels sprouts were weird in pasta. But thinly sliced – oh, they are the perfect addition to pasta. Okay, anyway. Brussels sprouts rant over. Let’s get into this super easy + quick weeknight meal!
The variations for this pizza are endless, so think of this recipe as a loose suggestion, a starting point. Our first step is slicing the brussels sprouts. (Chop off the end piece. Cut in half. Flip so the flat side is face down on the cutting board. Slice into quarter-inch ribbons.)
Place the brussels sprouts in a small bowl. Drizzle with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Shake some black pepper on ’em. And toss so they get a nice even coat of oil and pepper. Set that aside. Chop the rest of your veggies and get any other topping ingredients ready.
Sometimes I like to coat our pizza crust with a little olive oil before the sauce goes on. So I drizzle some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and use this OXO silicone basting brush to evenly spread it out onto the crust. Next, sauce. Then, sprinkle some shredded or fresh mozzarella cheese into an even layer. Add any other toppings. Pop it into the oven, and make your side salad while you wait!
Brussels Sprouts Pizza
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
- Pizza crust (homemade or store bought)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 jar pizza sauce
- Shredded or fresh mozzarella, for topping
- 1/2 cup brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
- 1-2 jalapeños, diced (optional)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Additional topping ideas: banana peppers, Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, onions, mushrooms, green bell peppers, olives, spinach, garlic… the options are endless! Sometimes we also mix pesto into our pizza sauce.
- Preheat oven according to your pizza crust instructions. Brush pizza crust lightly with 1 tablespoon of olive oil (optional).
- Thinly slice brussels sprouts and lightly toss in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and black pepper.
- Top pizza crust with sauce, cheese, and toppings.
- Bake according to pizza crust instructions. Enjoy!
I love this pizza!! I get the same ones from Aldi!! Thanks for sharing
Aldi is the best!!! Thanks for commenting 🙂