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Under 30 Minutes

Brussels Sprout-Lemon Pizza

Brussels sprouts make for a crispy, chewy pizza topping. Lemon slices, ever so slightly caramelized, add zing.

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  • Yield: Makes one 12-inch pizza
Brussels Sprout-Lemon Pizza

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2012


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound store-bought pizza dough
  • 3 ounces lightly salted fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 ounces finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese (about 2/3 cup)
  • 3 cups packed brussels sprout leaves (from about 1/2 pound)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 paper-thin lemon slices, cut into half-moons (from 1/2 lemon)


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Brush a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with 1 teaspoon oil. Press dough flat in skillet, spreading to edge (if it retracts, let rest 5 minutes before continuing). Brush a 1-inch border around edge with 1 teaspoon oil.

  2. Scatter mozzarella and half the Pecorino evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edge.

  3. Toss brussels sprouts with remaining Pecorino, remaining 2 teaspoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Scatter sprout mixture over cheeses, and top with lemon.

  4. Cook over medium-high heat until bottom is golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to oven, and bake until edges of sprouts start to char, edge of crust is golden, and dough is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season with pepper.

Reviews (3)

  • neraknook 17 Sep, 2014

    I liked this. I made my own dough using my KitchenAid mixer recipe. I added some Coppa di Parma and some nutmeg. You would never know this is Brussels Sprouts. It is a little dry, so when I make it again, I will add more oil or something. Maybe some balsamic vinegar. The lemons really made the dish. I don't have a 12-inch iron skillet so I used a 10-inch and a 6 inch, there was enough toppings. I put some bruschetta topping and cheese on the leftover dough. I recommend this.

  • zaira2000 13 Mar, 2014

    Two of my favorite things combined into one? I've never tried Brussels sprouts on a pizza before, but this was actually really tasty together. I also made sure to add extra cheese as well.

  • EdwinVillo 9 May, 2013

    Pizza seems to be very delicious ,would surely make it this weekend,and as it contains sprouts it must be surely very healthy.
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