Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbread

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Balsamic Flatbread Pizzas -- ready to go in less than 30 minutes, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

It’s Friday, friends!

I don’t know about you all, but I ready to get this weekend started.

After a week of working overtime on all of our current projects (i.e. wedding planning, remodeling Barclay’s house, taxes, car stuff, and — you know — work-work), my calendar for the weekend ahead looks refreshingly chill.  Lots of good downtime to recharge my introverted batteries.  A few hangs with some of my favorite people.  And to top things off, the forecast says the entire weekend is supposed to be sunny…and in the seventies!

Finally.  😎

Well, I hope that your weekend ahead is a lovely and restorative one as well.  And if you happen to be looking for a delicious dinner or appetizer recipe to make that’s easy, breezy, and speedy to prepare, I can’t recommend this delicious flatbread enough.

These delicious Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbread Pizzas are quick and easy to make, and SO flavorful! | gimmesomeoven.com

I wrestled with what to call this one, because pretty much every single ingredient in it seems to steal the show.  I mean, we’re talkin’…

  • Brussels!
  • Bacon!
  • Balsamic!
  • Garlic!
  • Goat Cheese! (<– Or blue, or feta!)
  • CARBS!

What’s not to love?!  😉
These Brussels Sprouts are the star of this quick and easy Bacon Flatbread recipe! | gimmesomeoven.com

But, alas, I landed on bacon and Brussels sprouts.  Because…I 💛 alliteration.  And because they’re so dang good.

Also?

They’re so dang easy to prepare.

Grab some store-bought naan to make these easy Bacon and Brussels Flatbread Pizzas! | gimmesomeoven.com

Simply fry up some bacon. 🥓  (<– Pro tip: If you live near a Trader Joe’s, I’ve become obsessed recently with their Uncured Bacon Ends & Pieces.  Amazing, ultra-thick, delicious bacon for like half the price!)

Then while the bacon is frying, thinly-slice your Brussels sprouts, red onion, and garlic.  Then give them a quick saute in the leftover bacon grease until they’re mostly softened.  Then brush your flatbread (or pita, or partially-baked pizza dough) with olive oil, sprinkle with Mozzarella (and a little Parmesan, if you’d like), spread the Brussels mixture over the top, add on some crumbled goat (or blue, or feta) cheese.

Then pop it all in the oven for 10 minutes…

This Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Flatbread recipe is super easy to make, and SO flavorful and tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

…and then as soon as it’s done, drizzle those slices with a yummy balsamic glaze…

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbread takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it's always a crowd favorite! | gimmesomeoven.com

…and voila.  This ultra-flavorful, ultra-simple, and ultra-delicious flatbread will be yours to share and enjoy.  Perfect for the weekend. 💛

Let’s all make it a good one!

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbread

This Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbread Pizza recipe is quick and easy to make, and packed with bold flavors that everyone will love!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 8 ounces Brussels Sprouts, thinly-sliced (with ends trimmed and discarded)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly-sliced
  • 2 pieces flatbread (I used store-bought naan)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese, blue cheese or feta cheese
  • balsamic glaze*

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Fry bacon in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until cooked.  Transfer bacon to a separate plate with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, keep about 1 tablespoon of the remaining bacon grease in the saute pan (you can discard the extra if there's too much grease in there).  Stir in the Brussels sprouts, red onion, and sliced garlic.  Saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture is softened and the garlic is fragrant.  Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Place the two pieces of flatbread on a large baking sheet, and brush the tops of each with olive oil.  Sprinkle each piece of flatbread evenly with about 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges of the flatbread.  Then divide the Brussels mixture, bacon and crumbled cheese evenly between the two pieces of flatbread, and spread them out evenly.  Sprinkle with the remaining Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the Mozzarella has melted and the crusts are slightly golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.  Serve immediately.

*You're welcome to use store-bought balsamic glaze.  (I love this one from DeLallo.)  Or you can simply place 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and let it simmer on the stove over medium-heat until it has reduced by half and is nice and thick and syrupy.  Delish!

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog — February 17, 2017 @ 6:15 am (#)

    Perfect for brunch, looks so colourful and delicious!!

    Charmaine Ng

  2. Rachael — February 17, 2017 @ 6:29 am (#)

    Oh goodness, this sounds delicious ;)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Ana Luiza — February 17, 2017 @ 7:31 am (#)

    I love bacon! I’ll try this recipe.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 17th, 2017 @ 10:16 am

      We hope you enjoy!

  4. Tanya derrey-bingham — February 17, 2017 @ 2:37 pm (#)

    This looks AMAZING!!!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 10:46 am

      Thank you, Tanya — we hope you love it!

  5. Sara @ Last Night's Feast — February 17, 2017 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    Yummmm! This looks like a perfect flavor combo =)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 10:46 am

      It really is, we hope you can try it soon! :)

  6. Vickie — February 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm (#)

    Yummy !!  DeLallo’s Balsamic Glaze is the Best !!  And since I am in the Pittsburgh area, close to their store…..:)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 10:47 am

      Yes, it’s SO good, right?! And oooh, lucky you, we’re jealous!

  7. Susan — February 17, 2017 @ 3:14 pm (#)

    This sounds like it’s definitely worth trying.  It’s definitely simpler to not have to make your own pizza dough, though I do it all the time.  This flatbread is full of my favorite flavors, too.  I envy you having a Trader Joe’s nearby: the one we get to go to is about 550 miles away (we get to go when we visit the kids/grandkids in San Antonio); the one in Albuquerque is closer, but we have no reason to go that direction.  I hope you do have a nice, restorative weekend.  Ours will be if we can survive it.  We’re guiding tours at our local state park both days this weekend, and they are the longest tour, which is about 4 miles, possibly more.  And they involve climbing up rocks to show our groups the ancient pictographs we’re going out to look at.  That park is my favorite place to go for restoration.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 10:47 am

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Susan, and we hope you can give this recipe a try sometime soon! :)

  8. Amy — February 17, 2017 @ 3:17 pm (#)

    Looks yummy!

    Do you have the link to the DeLallo brand? In the recipe card, it says “I love this one..” but I don’t see anything to click on…unless I’m missing something…and need more coffee. ;)

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 10:52 am

      Thank you, Amy! The link should work (it is for us), but here it is again! We hope you can give this a try sometime soon! :)

  9. Smitha — February 18, 2017 @ 3:03 am (#)

    Sure to make this week for breakfast. Easy to cook this up compared to the ones we make in our place. Kids also will love to prepare this and enjoy

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 20th, 2017 @ 5:51 pm

      Awesome, we hope you guys love it! :)

  10. Izzy Bruning — February 18, 2017 @ 3:17 pm (#)

    Flatbread is life. End of! x
    Izzy

  11. Emily — February 20, 2017 @ 7:49 pm (#)

    balsamic glaze, bacon and brussels”…these are a few of my favorite things…” in a sing song voice. Yum! love that the Naan makes it easy

  12. Jenny — February 24, 2017 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    I made this last night and thought it was delicious!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 24th, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

      We’re so happy you enjoyed it, Jenny!