Pizza with Brussell Sprout and Ham

I LOVE PIZZA! That’s a fact.

In about 2 days I will be in Italy. I am meeting my family in Milan, where we will spend a week at my sister’s house and then my parents and I will fly to Lecce where I will stay until December 7th.
I will start my new job here in Shanghai on December 9th, which means that this year I will be spending Christmas and New Year’s holiday in China.

Luckily some of my friends will be here as well and my bf will also fly back from Germany on the 30th of December to celebrate new year together, which is sweet.

The fact that I will spend December in Shanghai is also good news tho, as it means I will be able to run more cooking classes! In fact I have just updated the class calendar on the Cooking Class page.

December Schedule

If you guys are interested in any class, please contact me to sign up! Email:

Back to the pizza…what was I saying?…oh yeah, that I love pizza. When I stumbled across this recipe on Tasty Kitchen I couldn’t not trying it. The original version calls for normal mozzarella cheese and bacon, I have decided to use smoked mozzarella and simple ham (as I am not huge on bacon).

Here is how you make it! Let me know if you try it!

Ingredients (makes one pizza):

  • 1 batch of pizza dough
  • 200 g small Brussel sprouts
  • 1 slice oh ham (20 g)
  • 150 gr smoked mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Make the pizza dough as usual one day in advanced. This time I have not taken step by step pictures for making the dough, but you can find all the info you are looking for in this post!

Remove the external leaves of each Brussel Sprout, then rinse them with water and boil them for about 15-20 min.


Slice up your mozzarella cheese and chop up the ham


Roll out your pizza dough


then lay the mozzarella on top


the Brussel Sprouts cut in half and the chopped ham


Drizzle some olive oil and bake at 250 C (in pre-heated oven) for about 10 to 15 min or until the mozzarella is bubbling and getting a nice golden-brown color.

Remove your pizza from the oven, slice it up and serve it immediately!



– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.