I needed a snack (okay a meal and a half) to eat while lounging and watching football on this chilly fall Sunday. I was craving pizza so i decided to make an upgraded version of pizza with some of my favorite ingredients. I am obsessed, this one is seriously a keeper and pretty easy to make.
1 ball of frozen pizza dough, defrosted
1 cup of shredded brussels sprouts
1 tbs of olive oil
8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella
3 slices of prosciutto
Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
Store bought balsamic glaze
Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, crush red pepper
Start by defrosting your pizza dough over night in the fridge. However if you are like me and did not plan ahead you can wrap the dough in a damp paper towel and microwave to defrost the dough. Next you will want to pre-roast the brussels sprouts. They will be added to the pizza later to cook but to get them extra crispy it is a good idea to roast them for the bit first. I bought shredded fresh brussels sprouts or you can chop them up yourself. Toss the sprouts with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast in toaster oven (or real oven) for 15 minutes at 350. Toss the brussels around half way through
When brussels are starting to crisp take them out and place them off the the side. Spread your pizza dough out on a baking sheet. I always line my baking sheet with non-stick foil. This makes clean up easier and keeps the dough from sticking. Rub dough with a little bit of olive oil and then sprinkle on some crushed red pepper and garlic powder. Pre-cook the crust for 10 minutes.
Take crust out and layer on the slices of the mozzarella trying to make to cover all areas of crust with cheese. This will ensure each bite is perfect. Rip prosciutto into some small strips and lay it over the cheese. Lastly squeeze the juice of a quarter of a lemon on the brussels sprouts and to the top of the pizza. Bake pizza for another 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is starting to brown. Drizzle balsamic glaze over top and enjoy.