Friday, March 8, 2013

Date #4 & Brussels Sprouts Pizza

Happy Friday! Are you having a good day? So far, my day has included food shopping, cleaning, cooking, and Kaylin had her fourth date with Ryan. Now that they’re getting older, they’re interacting so much more. Its fun to watch. Amy (Ryan’s Mom) and I took the kids for a walk. After, we played bubbles:

IMG_3370  the kids played peek-a-boo:


and played toys:

IMG_3382 and then Kay crashed:


While she slept, I got a few things done around the house. I also made dinner (I’m teaching Attack tonight and its always easier to cook ahead of time). I decided to make Brussels sprouts pizza. I couldn’t remember where I saw this idea, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind (once it was in the oven, I realized it was Jessica’s brilliant idea).


Since I couldn’t remember the source pre-bake, I came up with the following:


  • 10 oz Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more for drizzling
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • desired quantity shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese
  • diced pepperoni (optional)
  • raw pizza dough (enough for 1 crust)
  • Italian or garlic & herb seasoning (optional)
  • Cornmeal


Two options on cooking the Brussels, you could dice them up and cook them on the stove top in oil  and diced garlic until just starting to brown OR you could steam them first, slice them, and then cook them up in the oil/garlic (this is what I did).

In the meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 475 degrees F. Stretch out your pizza dough and place it on a pan or pizza stone covered with cornmeal. Bake pizza crust ~5 minutes until just starting to brown. Remove crust from oven. Top with Brussels sprouts/garlic/olive oil mixture. If desired, drizzle additional olive oil on top. Add pepperoni, cheese, and top with Italian seasoning. Put back in the oven and cook until desired level of crispiness is achieved.

Just after adding the Brussels, olive oil, and pepperoni:




Finished product!!


What are you up to this weekend? I’m teaching Step tomorrow morning and then we have a fancy pants dinner planned. Sunday, I may fit in a run and otherwise??


Annette Perkins said...

MMmmmmmm PIZZA!! I love pizza.

Have fun at Attack! :)

purelytwins said...

love that idea of brussels sprouts on a pizza!!! pretty much love them on anything ;)
adore seeing kids play together, always so cute. we love watching our niece interact with her classmates.

Lauren Podolsky said...

Why have i not thought to put brussels sprouts on my pizza? This is truly a brilliant idea! Have a great weekend love!

Kerr said...

I am interested to see how you like the pizza. I am going to xbb tonight for dinner and then trying crust tomorrownight. weekend is centered around food....

janetha said...

mmmm that pizza looks to die for! no, to live for!

Taylor Ryan said...

This looks so good! We eat BS's almost daily so I have 3 big fresh bins I just picked up from the farmer's market! Might have to give it a go, pizza is on the menu this week!

Krista said...

Love me some brussel sprouts!! What a great idea to put them on a pizza. Yum!

Brittany Dahn said...

I want that pizza so badly. MmmM! Sorry we couldn't make it work out for breakfast today, but hopefully we can make it happen next week!!

Amanda @ Sistas of Strength said...

I love brussels sprouts on pizza. I roast them with butternut squash and then throw it all on a pizza. Yum!

Heather said...

That looks so crazy delicious! Was it??
I can't believe the weekend is over already!

On Anna's Plate said...

I just love playdates. :-) I think it's so fun to see little kids playing and interacting-- they're so funny!

NewWeighofLife said...

Playdates are so much fun!! It's really awesome to watch kids interact, isn't it?

auntie j said...

Kay's got a boyyyyyfriendddddddd!! hahaha so cute! She's had more dates than me! Look at her go! That pizza with brussels is such a good idea - Jessica is always coming up with genius ideas.

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl said...

I LOVE brussel sprouts, but would never think to add them to pizza. Awesome idea! :)

Bianca Garcia said...

Brussells sprouts-pepperoni pizza looks soooo good!

Shannon G said...

brussels sprouts on a pizza is most definitely a good idea :) love those pictures of kay and ryan- too cute!

Lori said...

Ha, ha! I love Kay's crash photo. You know I love Brussels sprouts, but I have yet to have them on a pizza. Must try! Happy 5 years blogging!