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Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza with Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Mushrooms

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I make this easy gluten-free vegan pizza at least twice a month. It’s one of those recipes that I keep in my back pocket for when I want to make something quick and simple. Assembling pizza is something little hands can help with, making this a family fun meal. Who doesn’t like a good pizza?!

The words “gluten-free vegan pizza” and “easy” aren’t usually used in the same sentence. But when you use Sami’s Bakery pre-made pizza crust it’s possible! I love this crust. The ingredient list includes organic millet flour, brown rice flour, water, aluminum-free baking powder, sea salt, organic ground flax seed, cultured brown rice flour, and ascorbic acid. If your market doesn’t carry this crust, you can order it online.

Recently I’ve been making shredded Brussels sprouts and shiitake mushroom topping for my pizza. They are both nutritional powerhouses. Feel free to substitute with other toppings of your choice.

Benefits of Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts contain impressive amounts of vitamins K, C, A, and folate. They’re a cruciferous vegetable and part of the Brassica family which has been shown to contain antimicrobial benefits – including antiviral properties. In addition, Brussels sprouts contain fiber, omega-fatty acids, antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits of shiitake mushrooms

Shiitakes are also nutritionally amazing. In addition to their extensive vitamin and mineral profile, they contain immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. They also contain antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, and liver protective compounds.


Method Overview

  • Prepare and sauté the Brussels sprouts and shiitake topping
  • Grate vegan cheese
  • Spread sauce, topping, and cheese onto the pizza crust
  • Bake

Brussels sprouts knife shredded

How to Shred Brussels Sprouts

Trim off some of the stem; peel away any discolored leaves. Cut each sprout in half from stem to tip. Lay each half on the cutting board and make thin slices (starting at the tip). Separate the shreds.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza with Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Mushrooms

Course: main course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: corn-free, gluten-free, plant based, soy-free, vegan, wheat-free, yeast-free
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 211kcal

Equipment

  • 14" cast iron pizza pan or pizza stone
  • large skillet
  • pizza cutter or knife

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 500º F.
  • Place the cast iron pizza pan or pizza stone in the oven on the middle rack so it becomes hot while the oven is preheating.
  • Knife shred the Brussels sprouts (see photo and directions).
  • Cut off the shiitake mushroom stems and discard or save for making vegetable broth. Wipe any debris from the caps with a paper towel, then cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Cut the slices into halves or thirds.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat with a bit of the Brussels sprouts. When it begins to sizzle add the remaining Brussels sprouts and also the shiitake. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until softened.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly onto the crust. Evenly arrange the Brussels sprouts and mushroom topping. Lastly, evenly arrange the grated cheese.
  • Open the oven door and pull out the rack. Pick up the pizza with both hands and carefully place it on the hot pan/stone being careful not to burn yourself.
  • Bake the pizza for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is a bit crispy.
  • Slide the pizza onto a cutting board using a metal spatula. Alternatively, remove the pizza pan/stone from the oven (use thick potholders) before sliding it onto a cutting board. Either way be careful because it will be hot!
  • Let cool for a few minutes before cutting into slices.

Notes

I suggest spreading the Brussels sprouts and shiitake topping onto the pizza before the cheese; the Miyoko’s cheese melts better this way. Also, the shredded Brussels sprouts will get too crispy if they are on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Brussels Sprouts Stuffed Portobellos.

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