Brussels Sprouts & Pepperoni Pizza


If you want to spark some joy in your house, give this pizza combo a try. Brussels sprouts, pepperoni, lemon zest and fontina cheese make this healthy pizza recipe anything but boring. Preshredded Brussels will speed up your prep time, but try to get pepperoni sliced fresh from the deli--it has better flavor and texture than the shelf-stable kind.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts

  • ¾ cup sliced shallots

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ cups shredded fontina cheese

  • cup pepperoni slices (1 ounce)

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts, shallots, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Roll out dough to the size of the baking sheet, then transfer to the baking sheet. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and garlic and brush over the dough. Top with the vegetables, cheese and pepperoni.

  4. Bake the pizza until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
24g Fat
37g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/6 pizza each
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Vitamin A 855IU 17%
Vitamin C 33mg 36%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Sodium 608mg 26%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 255mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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