If you haven't tried kohlrabi yet, this is the perfect way to start. This easy pizza recipe with leeks, thyme and cheese is a great vehicle for eating the sweet, earthy vegetable.

Andrea Bemis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add leek, thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until the leek softens, 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Roll pizza dough out on a lightly floured surface to about the size of a large baking sheet, then transfer to a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese, layer on kohlrabi and top with the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and crushed red pepper.

  • Bake the pizza until the kohlrabi is tender and the crust is golden, 18 to 22 minutes.

Tips

Kohlrabi is a bulbous vegetable related to broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but has a milder, sweet flavor and great crunch. To prep, remove the stems (the leaves are edible) and peel the thick skin with a vegetable peeler or knife.

Nutrition Facts

500.6 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 55.7g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 4.7g 19% DV; sugars 6g; fat 22.8g 35% DV; saturated fat 8.2g 41% DV; cholesterol 44.5mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 1180.4IU 24% DV; vitamin c 30.6mg 51% DV; folate 53.4mcg 13% DV; calcium 459.5mg 46% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 42.2mg 15% DV; potassium 519.5mg 15% DV; sodium 753.9mg 30% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV; added sugar 1g.