Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato, and Balsamic Pizza
Makes 4 servings
Macros: 351 cal, fat 4g, carbs 70g, protein 12g, fibre 7g
12 oz. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 red onion, sliced (¾ cup)
4 to 6 tablespoons unsweetened, unflavored plant milk
2 tablespoons coarse cornmeal
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (1½ cups)
½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 recipe Quick Homemade Oil-Free Pizza Dough or 1 lb. refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
Note: add chicken for more protein
Use flatbreads, Naan Breads, Cauliflower Crust or Low Carb Pizza Crust to decrease amount of Carbs in recipe.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange Brussels sprouts and onion on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the milk. Roast 10 minutes or until vegetables are nearly tender, brushing lightly with milk if vegetables start to look dry. Remove vegetables from baking sheet and sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine sweet potato and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to saucepan. Mash sweet potato until smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the milk and the rosemary. Season with salt and pepper.
On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and brush with 1 teaspoon of the milk. Bake 8 minutes. Spread with mashed sweet potato; top with roasted Brussels sprouts and onion. Bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until crust is golden and crisp.
For balsamic glaze, in a small saucepan bring vinegar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until thickened to a syrup consistency. Drizzle pizza with balsamic glaze and, if desired, sprinkle with additional rosemary.