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Sausage and Brussels Sprout Flatbread Pizzas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These sausage and Brussels sprout flatbread pizzas feature golden-edged roasted Brussels sprouts alongside tender sausage and melty mozzarella. Lemon zest and red pepper flakes punctuate the pizzas with brightness and heat, and lend a delightful complexity to this weeknight-friendly dish.

Recipe Type: Dinner
Keyword: brussels sprout pizza
Makes: 4 servings
Author: Elizabeth Stark
  • 4 Italian sausages, mild or spicy
  • 12 medium-sized Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, minced
  • 4 flatbreads
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 10 ounces low-moisture mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, plus 4 lemon wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Arrange sausages on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes (depending on size). Scatter sliced sprouts between sausages, tossing them a bit in the accumulated sausage fat. Sprinkle with sea salt. Roast 10 - 15 minutes, or until the internal temp of sausage reaches 160 degrees F.

  3. Turn oven up to 450 degrees F. Cool sausages briefly, then slice. Scrape sprouts into a bowl.
  4. Wipe sheet pan clean and arrange flatbreads (I cook them in groups of 2 or 3). Drizzle each flatbread with about 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and scatter garlic and red pepper flakes. Next, add a light layer of cheese, scatter sliced sausage and Brussels sprouts. Top with another light layer of cheese, lemon zest, and a few more red pepper flakes.
  5. Bake 8 - 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and just starting to brown. Slice and serve!