Homemade Pizza with Leaves from Brussel Spouts, Mushrooms, Garlic, and Bacon


Brussel greens are a delicious commonly discarded green that is worth trying out!  Next time your at your local farmer’s market pick some up!  I also like to mix them with collard greens.

Prep: This depends on if you make your own dough, you can buy pre-made at most stores now or Central Market.  Minus dough making it will take about 10 min to prep.

Cook Time: 4 min for brussel greens, and 12-15 min for pizza.

Serves: 2


  • Dough can be homemade or store bought- a good dough is important!
  • 5 Brussel green leaves, chopped up small (1″x 1″)
  • 1 Lemon, juiced and zested
  • 3 large mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 C Tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 slices of uncured nitrate free bacon cooked and chopped up.
  • 14 oz of a mozzarella, provolone, and swiss blend, shredded, (you can use more or less depending on how much cheese you like).
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (don’t skimp, use some good stuff).
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3-5 oz of Muir Organic Tomato Sauce (add 1/2 TBS of herbs de provence, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp red pepper and pinch of salt and stir).


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil, tarragon wine vinegar, and pinch of salt and pepper to a medium skillet on med high, add chopped brussel greens and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 min.  Transfer to a bowl.
  • Make sauce up with herbs from above in a small bowl.
  • Start assembling pizza: Dough, sauce, 1/2 of cheese blend, brussel greens and mushroom mixture, other half of cheese, bacon, fresh garlic, then parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Bake for 12-15 min @ 400 degrees

Enjoy!  You will love the unique taste of the brussel greens, these are uncommon to find in grocery stores look at your local farmers market.

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3 responses »

  1. Thanks! I know it sounds strange but it was really a nice flavor combination. I haven’t cooked too much with brussel greens (maybe 5-6 times) but every time so far I have not been disappointed, I’m surprised the don’t sell them at the grocery!

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