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This Shredded Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza is an easy weeknight pizza that everyone loves. It’s that salty bacon on top that really seals the deal. Homemade pizza dough topped with a tangy, sweet, and spicy balsamic sauce, melty Havarti cheese, shaved brussels sprouts, and crispy bacon. All baked in a super hot oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, the brussels sprouts roasted and just lightly charred, and the crust golden and perfect. Every last bite of this pizza is delicious. And all those sprouts on top make this pizza kind of like eating salad with a side of cheesy pizza!

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Pizza for your Wednesday because it’s December, the end of the year…and really at this point, anything goes!

After all the Thanksgiving food last week, pizza was an obvious must. I love Thanksgiving and all, but let’s be real, it can be a lot. After days of leftovers, I’m ready for a change of pace. I started with Asian-style dumplings and now we’re moving onto cheesy pizza topped with my favorite vegetable and some salty, crispy bacon too.

And the best part? This is the easiest to recreate. I know pizza can be one of those foods that many of us think we need to order take-out for, but I love showing you that homemade pizza is actually so easy!

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The inspiration?

I’m not sure if any of you remember my shredded Brussels sprout salad from a few years ago, but that salad ended up inspiring this pizza. I made the salad for Thanksgiving and had forgotten just how much I loved that recipe. The sweet, spicy, and tangy dressing paired with the sprouts and crispy bacon is the most delicious combination. It creates a salad that’s honestly delicious and one that everyone goes back in for seconds.

The leftover brussels sprouts in the fridge had no purpose, but the day after Thanksgiving I had this idea and started testing immediately. Brussels sprouts in cheese pizza sounded like the most delicious combination…and surprise, it doesn’t just sound good, it is good!

And with December here and all of us quickly becoming extra busy, time for cooking is limited. This means weeknight meals need to be simple and quick, but of course, they also need to be delicious.

Obviously, pizza is just that easy, yet delicious food we all need. It’s the perfect mix of comforting, that’s also quick and easy.

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The quick and simple details.

Start out with fresh pizza dough. You can make your own (my favorite dough is in the HBH Super Simple Cookbook), or use store-bought.

The next step is key. Mix up a quick balsamic sauce, which is simply just a little balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, and red pepper flakes. I wanted to create a white pizza, but a white pizza with plenty of flavor. This sauce is sweet, tangy, and perfectly spicy. It’s so good when paired with those extra savory sprouts.

Now, my best pizza making tip? Make sure your pizza dough is at room temperature before you begin to roll it out. If the dough is at all cold it will just spring back at you and not roll out easily. Room temperature creates a perfectly baked thin crust, with crisp edges and a soft center.

Spread the dough with that balsamic sauce, then add the cheese and sprouts. Bake until golden and bubbly. I love baking at a high temp to ensure the crust gets crisp and just lightly charred on the edges.

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When the pizza comes out of the oven, the cheese is melty and the brussels sprouts have a nice little char.

It’s delicious just like that…but made even better once topped with crispy bacon. SO GOOD.

The combo of Havarti cheese, sprouts, and bacon is one that’s truly, melt in your mouth good. This is quickly going to become one of my go-to pizza topping combos because I often have the ingredients on hand. Which makes this pizza great for these crazy busy December days and long cozy nights at home.

And as I mentioned above, all those sprouts sitting atop this cheesy pizza really turns this dinner into a salad and pizza combined into one. Sooo, it’s totally healthy food…go with me on this. It’s December, and we need to be in agreement that just about anything goes this month.

And with that, I leave you with the perfect cheese and bacon pizza to livin’ up your Wednesday night. Enjoy!

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Looking for other pizza recipes? Here are my favorites: 

Homemade Cheesy Pizza Rolls

Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

Artichoke Pesto and Burrata Pizza with Lemony Arugula

Lastly, if you make this Shredded Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 285 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
    2. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, the honey, balsamic vinegar, shallot, garlic, thyme, and a pinch each of red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
    3. In a separate bowl, toss together the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the brussels sprouts, parmesan, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, push/roll the dough out until it is pretty thin (about a 10-12 inch circle). Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Spread the dough with the olive oil/balsamic herb mix. Add the Havarti cheese, then layer the brussels sprouts over the cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted.
    5. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp. Top the pizza with the crispy bacon and freshly shaved parmesan. Slice and enjoy! 
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and it was SO GOOD! Everything went together so well. The balsamic sauce at the bottom shined through and made everything taste so gourmet. The havarti cheese with the brussel sprouts were so delicious together, I know it would have been really good even without the bacon. I added bacon, though, and it was an awesome, fulfilling dinner. Thank you SOOOO much! LOVE your website!!!

  2. Hi, This is going to sound a bit weird but I’m doing weight watchers, and wondered if you had additional nutritional info for this recipe! It was DELICIOUS, easy and so good. Perfect for Meatless Monday!
    Thank you

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! Sorry, I only have the estimated calorie count. xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Hi, Tieghan! My family loved the bacon/Brussels pairing, and I will definitely be using it again for the fall/winter. But I also used your balsamic glaze and cheese combo as the base for a salami and fig pizza, which was amazing. I have a very happy fig tree, and during fresh fig season I’m always on the hunt for savory options. I use store-bought naan as my dough, and your balsamic melty goodness is perfect! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

    1. Hey Eliza,
      Thanks a lot for trying out this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed and hope you have the best week! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    We used to live by a local pizzeria that had a pizza similar to this. It was always something we ordered. When I came across your recipe, I just had to try it. I made it and my husband said it’s even better than the one we would get at the restaurant! It’s fast, easy and unbelievable tasty! I’m making it again tonight!! Highly recommend!

    1. Hey Amy,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  5. Looks delish!! Could I just put the bacon on the pizza with the Brussels sprouts + cheese and let it cook in the oven?

    1. Hey Kara,
      I would recommend following the recipe as is, otherwise your pizza is going to be weighed down with bacon grease. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    I make at least 3 new recipes a week from things I see on Instagram. THIS is so good my family asks for it weekly and I’m happy to oblige. THANK YOU for this fabulous recipe, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Kim,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    I have made many of pizza crust in my 34 years of marriage; this beer pizza dough is absolutely the best. I made this recipe exactly and it was amazing !!!

    1. Hey Kimmy,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    My husband and I make this pizza AT LEAST once a month. It is so good that we literally get sad when we finish it. 😂

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Wonderful! That’s so great to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great Friday:) xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This was. OUTSTANDING!!! Just because I had some items I wanted to get rid of I added sliced olives, small can of mushrooms and a chopped up roasted red pepper.. (they go bad so quickly in the jar). I hate Brussels sprouts, these were delicious. Used both naan bread and prepared rectangular pizza bread. Much to lazy to prepare dough. Can’t say enough good about this recipe.

    1. Hey Bonnie,
      I am so glad this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    This pizza is seriously unreal! I have made it several different times and it’s all about the sauce. The sauce is incredible and is even great with different toppings. I’m a HUGE FAN!

    1. Hey Mary Katherine,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend!! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Megan,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    This pizza is THE BEST. I’ve made it 3 times already and have loved it every single time. I always have extra of the brussels, olive oil and manchego mixture so i just bake up the extras in a separate dish at the same time/temp as the pizza and eat as a side and it is DELISH. Also would recommend making the pizza on her dough. Thanks for another great recipe!!!

    1. Hey Alex,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    I’ve made this pizza so many times and it’s perfection each time. Best flavors ever and a family fave!! Thanks so much for always posting amazing recipes Tieghan. You’ve been a silver lining during COVID 😘

    Raj

  13. 5 stars
    I’ve taken a screenshot of this recipe three different times since December and finally got to making it tonight. Delicious, Tieghan!! Loved the sweet base with the bitter brussels… it was SO worth the wait. My husband usually wants a tomato base and even he loved it. Your culinary genius is much appreciated… as always.

    1. Hey Natalie,
      I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Happy Sunday! xTieghan