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Brussels Sprout and Walnut Pizza with Whole Wheat Flax Crust

‘Tis the season. For a pizza party. IMG_1136

The countdown for Super Bowl Sunday has begun and surely we all need some delicious and nutritious pizza recipes on hand to keep our guests fueled to cheer for their favorite team. This month’s recipe redux is all about the healthy pizza party.

Pizza can have a bad rep and I get why. Traditionally, they’re loaded with tons of cheese and meat and have super thick crust made with white flour. But, who says that’s how we have to make them? Pizza can actually be a healthy choice depending on the dough and toppings we choose. For more tips on how to cut calories from your ‘za, check out my post on Pizza Made Healthy.

So what toppings did I choose, you ask? Well, I just can’t get enough of Brussels sprouts in the winter time. They’re loaded with vitamin C, which comes in extra handy during these months when the common-cold is making its rounds. Seriously, throw them on anything and I’ll eat ’em. Heck, why not throw these lil’ green guys on a pizza pie?

For the crust, I went whole-wheat style and threw some flaxseed in there too. Flaxseed is a great source of fiber and omega-3s.

Brussels Sprout and Walnut Pizza with Whole Wheat Flax Crust

Yield: Two 14'' pizzas

Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 1c whole-wheat flour
  • 2c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/4c warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4c flax seed meal
  • For the toppings
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1lb brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic olive oil (1/2 tbsp for each pizza)
  • 1 cup walnuts, crushed and toasted
  • 8oz burrata (4oz for each pizza)
  • sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chesnut honey (or any high-quality honey - 1/2 tbsp for each pizza)

Instructions

    For the crust
  1. Combine all ingredients except flax in a large bowl either by hand or using a mixer. Add the flax and knead mixture together until no longer sticky. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Cut dough in half and separate to rise for another hour.
  2. While rising, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll the dough out onto a pizza stone until 14'' in diameter. Bake on the lower rack for about 10 minutes, until the edges start to slightly brown. Remove from oven and arrange toppings. Repeat for second pizza.
  3. For the toppings
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. On a baking sheet, toast the walnuts for approximately 8 minutes, until they begin to brown. In a medium to large roasting pan, toss together the olive oil, brussels sprouts and shallot. Season with salt & pepper. Turn the oven up to 375 degrees and roast for 50 minutes, until brussels sprouts are tender inside and crisp on the outside.
  6. Brush 1/2 tbsp garlic olive oil all over dough and add half of the brussels sprouts, walnuts and burrata (save the rest for second pizza). Bake for another 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is slightly brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle honey over pizza and serve. Repeat for second pizza.
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Brussels Sprouts on pizza? Oh yeahhhh. Brussels sprout and walnut pizza with creamy burratta and a whole-wheat flax crust. | @TheFoodieDietitianIMG_1148
Check out these other recipes for more ideas on how to use Brussels sprouts:
Crispy-Thai-Brussels-Sprouts

Crispy-Thai-Brussels-Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds

Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds

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Comments

  1. Those brussel sprouts look perfectly cooked and caramelized! I had a brussel sprout pizza once and it was amazing. Love the whole wheat flax crust, I can’t wait to make this at home!

  2. What an interesting combo- you have GOT to feel great after eating this pizza! Well done!

  3. Looks delicious!!! Love the idea brussel sprouts on pizza!

  4. I added brussels sprouts to my pizza too! :-) Love getting veggies in this way.

  5. This looks amazing! I wonder if I could create a gf pizza crust that would work as well as your whole wheat. Yum!

    • Thanks, Jill! I’m sure you could – I’ve seen plenty of recipes out there for gluten-free flax crust. Let me know how it turns out!

  6. Yummy topping combo you got going on here (I adore burrata!)

  7. Jo-Ann Nelson

    When do you add the flax to the pizza dough?

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