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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

Andrea Bemis


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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • 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.


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

501 calories; 22.8 g total fat; 8.2 g saturated fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 754 mg sodium. 519 mg potassium; 55.7 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 22.8 g protein; 1180 IU vitamin a iu; 31 mg vitamin c; 53 mcg folate; 460 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;