Take-out Tuesday, Pizza!


Anything goes….                    Summer Squash & Prosciutto Pizza

summer squash pizza thepaintedapron.com

Deep Dish, like this   Garden Tomato Pizzeria Pie

deep dish pizza thepaintedapron.com

Thin crust,  like this            Queso Pizza with Bacon & Corn

queso corn and bacon pizza
queso corn and bacon pizza

Stuffed Crust,     Breadstick Spiral Pizza

breadstick pesto pizza thepaintedapron.com

Salad Topped,              BLT Flatbread

BLT pizza thepaintedapron.com

Puff Pastry Crust,                    Holiday Veggie Tart


Pizza is so versatile, dine-in, take-out, call for delivery, buy frozen, or…..

make it at home

fig pizza thepaintedapron.com

I love pizza, to me it’s the perfect one dish meal, and I love love love to make my own

Pizza from scratch can be as easy or as complicated as you like

Make your own crust,              Guy Fieri’s 5 minute, no knead dough

French Pig Pizza thepaintedapron.com

Make your crust out of cauliflower or zucchini

zucchini pizza crust thepaintedapron.com

Buy fresh dough {deli or a pizza place}, use ready made packaged crusts or get refrigerated dough from the grocery

My current favorite is this Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Crust

pizza crust

Pizza is great any time of day,              Full Moon Flatbread

brunch pizza thepaintedapron.com

And pizza is great leftover…

The only drawback to pizza is that it tends to be loaded with fat and calories…

But when you make your own you can get great flavors and satisfaction with a fraction of the calories, and it’s the perfect place to pile on the veggies

bacon, brussels and bleu pizza

It was only a matter of time before my favorite ingredients got together to make the perfect pizza for me,

bacon and brussels sprouts pizza

Roasted Brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, and bleu cheese, piled on a crisp, thin alfredo sauced crust, with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese

brussels sprouts and bacon pizza


Bacon & Brussels Sprout Pizza

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 1 can refrigerated pizza crust dough like Pillsbury thin crust
  • 1 cup+ light Alfredo sauce like Classico lite Asiago Romano
  • 24-30 Brussels sprouts washed, stems cut off and halved
  • 6-8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 3-4 oz bleu cheese
  • 2 oz shaved Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Place Brussels sprouts in between bacon slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle sprouts lightly with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Bake at 400, 20-25 minutes until bacon is done and sprouts are beginning to char. Drain bacon well on paper towels and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Bake crust according to package directions, removing when just done. It will brown further when returned to oven with toppings. Top with 1 cup alfredo sauce and spread into a thin layer. Add sprouts and bacon pieces. Sprinkle with bleu cheese and Parmesan. Drizzle with a little more alfredo sauce if desired. Return to oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese has melted and crust is golden. Cut into 8 or 12 large squares for serving, or mini squares for appetizers.


Can be made ahead. Refrigerate prepared pizza and bake right before serving. Leftovers reheat well in toaster or oven
Keyword appetizer, bacon and Brussels sprout pizza, Brussels sprouts, flatbread,, light main dish, pizza

This pizza isn’t hard to make, but it does require about 30 minutes to pre-bake the crust and roast the sprouts, but the bacon and sprouts can be cooked together and you can go do something else while they are cooking

brussels sprouts and bacon

Once the bacon and sprouts are done, it just takes minutes to layer on the toppings and return pizza to the oven for final baking.  You can even assemble the pizza early in the day or the night before and refrigerate it until baking

bacon and brussels sprouts pizza

I hope you enjoy!

bacon, brussels and bleu pizza

I have almost 40 pizza recipes in my archives, you can see them all on my Pizza Pinterest Board here

So next time you’re in the mood for pizza, create a masterpiece of your own!


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14 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Pizza!”
  1. Jodi says:


  2. Jenna, I’ve never seen the Pillsbury thin crust dough but it would be perfect for me! Last night I made a flatbread pizza with turkey sausage and green peppers and low salt cheese. It was delicious! I’ll be trying some of your recipes as we love pizza. There’s more to it than just red sauce and cheese! Linda

  3. Jenna, we .love pizza and we really like to make it at home! Your recipes sound yummy! I can’t wait for fresh tomatoes and basil in my garden! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’ve been wanting to try to make a cauliflower crust for a long time. I buy the cauliflower, but end up using it for something else. This week is Easter food, so next week . . .

    Thanks for the inspiring nudge!

  5. Lynn says:

    Didn’t know they made a thin crust, sounds good:@)

  6. You’ve got me craving pizza! And that Brussels sprout and bacon one sounds insanely delicious!

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, It would have never occurred to me to put Brussels sprouts on a pizza! Love all your combos. I’m craving pizza now 🙂

  8. Any way you slice it, pizza is a favorite in my house! Thanks for these delicious ideas!

  9. AnnMarie says:

    Wow, all of these look so good! I would eat that whole Brussels Sprouts bacon pizza by myself. I don’t see my son and husband wanting any….oh, darn! I have a daughter Jena, with one “n”. Love your name!

    • Thanks AnnMarie! My husband doesn’t really go for my crazy pizzas, so I make them when he’s out of town 🙂 There never used to be any Jennas and now there are tons! >

  10. Laura says:

    Brussel sprouts and bacon! Yum!
    You are such an inspiring cook. Your posts make me feel like I can do it too!
    Thanks for joining TOHOT.

  11. Julie says:

    Wow all those are great ways of making pizza. The Brussel Sprouts and bacon sounds so good.
    TFS your recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Wow…all of this looks SO amazing!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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