Bacon Brussels Sprouts Butternut Squash Flatbread

This bacon brussels sprouts butternut squash flatbread is packed full of autumnal flavor and cheesy cheddar cheese. Super simple to make and ready in just 20 minutes.

This bacon brussels sprouts butternut squash flatbread is packed full of autumnal flavor and cheesy cheddar cheese. Super simple to make and ready in just 20 minutes.

I have been on a major scary movie kick lately. Growing up I could not even hear to the music to a scary movie without freaking out. I’m talking completely and totally freaking out. I would run out of the room and upstairs to my bedroom to blast music. I’m pretty sure this annoyed the crap out of my stepmom who thoroughly enjoyed watching scary movies.

It wasn’t until I was older and finally saw Poltergeist that I finally got over my fear of scary movies. I’m not really sure why that one did the trick since it’s super creepy and seems as if I could possibly happen. Ok maybe not really happen but you know what I mean.

This bacon brussels sprouts butternut squash flatbread is packed full of autumnal flavor and cheesy cheddar cheese. Super simple to make and ready in just 20 minutes.

So at night while I’m sitting at my desk and writing my posts (like now) I’m being kept company by a random scary (and usually pretty pathetic) movie. Last night it was You’re Next and today it’s Cabin the Woods…yeah, they both suck. What happened to the good old days of scary movies? Shoot I would even happily watch It if they brought it to Netflix.

I take that back. I freaking hate clowns.

Oh and I will never watching Children of the Corn again. Why you ask? I grew up in Ohio where I was surrounded by corn fields. It only took me one time of watching that movie to realize how very creepy fields of swaying corn can actually be.

This bacon brussels sprouts butternut squash flatbread is packed full of autumnal flavor and cheesy cheddar cheese. Super simple to make and ready in just 20 minutes.

So you know what else I do while watching scary movies? Get hungry. I cannot edit pictures and talk about food without needing a snack. Ok, I’m going to call myself out. That was a horrible segue. But seriously how does one go from talking about scary movies (which I feel like I need to share with all of you) to talking about this awesome looking flatbread?

My favorite part about this flatbread is the awesome fall flavor that is packed into this baby. Hello it’s got bacon, brussels sprouts and butternut squash! It’s three B’s of deliciousness.

{Looking for more pizza recipes? Try my roasted garlic chicken pizza, Parmesan prosciutto pizza or my ratatouille pizza.}


Bacon Brussels Sprouts Butternut Squash Flatbread

This bacon brussels sprouts butternut squash flatbread is packed full of autumnal flavor and cheesy cheddar cheese. Super simple to make and ready in just 20 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 10 medium sized brussels sprouts, shaved
  • 6 slices bacon, crispy and crumbled
  • 1 cup small diced butternut squash, pre roasted or boiled
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin seed oil (optional)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner. Or if your prefer you can prepare your baking sheet as you normally would.

Divide dough in half and press dough into 2 thin flatbread pizzas.

Brush each dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.

Top each pizza with 1/2 cup cheese, half the brussels sprouts, half the bacon and half the butternut squash. Finish by topping each pizza with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Add to the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the top is melted and the cheese is golden brown.

Drizzle each pizza with an optional 1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil. (This gives the pizza a nice nutty punch)

39 Responses to “Bacon Brussels Sprouts Butternut Squash Flatbread”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 13, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I’m going to be craving this all day! As for scary movies and me – they don’t exactly go well together. I’m a total chicken.

  2. #
    Heather // girlichef — October 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I’ve always loved scary movies (and books)…probably because my dad let me watch (and read) them when I was a kid. Love that “flutter”! 😉 But I love this flatbread more – yes to the three B’s of deliciousness!

  3. #
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training FIles — October 13, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I love the three B’s! I will have to try out your flatbread on our next pizza night. So many delicious flavors going on here. Yum!

  4. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — October 13, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Oh my word! That look divine!!

  5. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — October 13, 2014 at 8:50 am

    What a fantastic idea for a flatbread – we make Brussels sprouts with bacon all the time – and now I know what to do with the leftovers! (P.S. Living in New England near the ocean – the movie JAWS forever changed how I looked at swimming in the ocean and going on a boat too…)

  6. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 13, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Amazing! I love this, especially the bacon!

  7. #
    Rebecca {foodie with family} — October 13, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Hot DANG that looks good! And I’m gonna have to part ways with you on scary movies. I can’t handle them. I also. hate. clowns. They freak me right the heck out. I think I’m going to have to make myself this flatbread to distract myself from scary thoughts of clowns, now.

  8. #
    Katya @ Little Broken — October 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Love all the fall flavors in this…like bacon 🙂

  9. #
    christine — October 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I used to love scary movies but as I’ve gotten older I’ve turned a bit wimpy! I have always hated clowns, too, even as a kid. You just don’t know what’s under that makeup! Now this flatbread, I’m certainly not scared of that! Yum!

  10. #
    The Food Hunter — October 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    this has inspired me to try making flat bread

  11. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — October 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I absolutely love Halloween. But I do not do scary movies. Nope. But I do do brussels. And bacon. And pizza. DELICIOUS.

  12. #
    Cookin Canuck — October 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This is so darn creative and the flavors sound fantastic! As for the scary movies…heck no! Silence of the Lambs officially turned me into a wimp.

  13. #
    Rachel Cooks — October 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I am allllll about the three B’s!!! This looks seriously phenomenal. And THANK YOU for helping us kick off #FabulousFlatbread! You’re the best.

    PS: I can’t do scary movies. I’m such a baby.

  14. #
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — October 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! As for me an scary movies. We are house divided so I often end up watching some and having bad dreams that night…which allows me to choose the genre next time!

  15. #
    Allie Roomberg — October 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Ok, scary movies: no, bacon brussels sprouts butternut squash flatbread: so much yes. And scary movie music: also no. In LOVE with this flatbread recipe, Brandy, it’s just got fall and winter all over it. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  16. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — October 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I seriously can’t even handle how good this looks!! Pinning 🙂

  17. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — October 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    That just looks too good, even with the Brussels sprouts LOL!!

  18. #
    Ginny McMeans — October 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I still run out of the room during scary movies. Never thought of blasting the music though. 🙂 I think everyone will love brussels sprouts and butternut squash in this great recipe.

  19. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — October 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Girl this is killing me. Pinned!

  20. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    The three “B’s” of deliciousness, indeed. You sure know how to make my stomach growl, Brandy!!! Pinning and making ASAP!

  21. #
    Matt — October 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! This would be a huge hit here.

  22. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — October 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Ohhh my gahhhdd stop. I need this. I was dreaming about making brussels and bacon for dinner tonight, so you’re totally taunting my cravings with this flatbread! Pinned 🙂

  23. #
    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — October 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Drooooooooling. This has me written all over it — I have been craving Brussels sprouts and with bacon AND butternut squash? Swoon!

  24. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — October 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Eeek! Scary movies and I do not get along. However, this flatbread and I could totally be BFF. I watched Poltergeist in broad daylight, with all the lights on, and every door to the house open–just in case I needed to run to safety. Yeah…I’m a big wuss.

  25. #
    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — October 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    This is so my kind of flatbread. Bacon! Brussels sprouts! Butternut squash! Love it all.

  26. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Love these flavors for a flatbread! Perfect way to switch up pizza night!

  27. #
    Karissa | Sweet as a Cookie — October 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I hate clowns too. <– funny thing, my mom actually dressed me up as a clown for halloween. I was basically scared of myself. When I was younger I was deathly afraid of the Halloween movies. Now I don't find them scary.

  28. #
    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — October 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    This flatbread looks fantastic! Great flavor combo! And I have a few favorite scary movies including Rob Zombie’s version of Halloween. Watch it.

  29. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — October 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I’m a huge wimp, so scary movies and I don’t get along. I can definitely support this flatbread though – it looks amazing!

  30. #
    Kim Beaulieu — October 14, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I love scary movies, the scarier the better. Both my kids love them too, so it’s sort of cool to go to see them at theatre together and then try to scare one another. We also love campy horror too. Think Cabin in the Woods, the audience the day we went was all seniors they brought in from a nursing home. They were all quiet and perplexed for the first bit. Then me and Kiana burst out laughing at some of the inside Whedon jokes. You heard them all whisper to each other “oh, it’s suppose to be funny”. We cracked up even harder.

    I also love pizza as you know, so anything flatbread ranks right up there with it. This is beyond amazing. The perfect fall bite. I’ll be right over.

  31. #
    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — October 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I come from the Freddy Krueger generation. And let me tell you – It was years before I would take a bubble bath without having my mom inspect tub water for telltale razor claws. Nightmare on Elm Street (the first one) still brings fear to my heart. These new “scary” movies suck. Anyway, I’ve been eyeing this flatbread all day! It’s got everything I love and then some.

  32. #
    Joanne — October 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I’ll have to replace the bacon with something else (brown butter maybe?) but I love the sound of at least two of those B’s! A flatbread of delicious is what this is.

  33. #
    Dwight Shrute — October 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    FALSE. The three b’s are bears, beets, “battlestar galactica”.

  34. #
    Carla — October 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I love all of these Bs! And flatbread. I guess if you drop the flat, it’s another B word. Also I hate scary movies. Hate them. I won’t even go to haunted houses because I do not want to be scared out of my mind (even if it is people just jumping at you).

  35. #
    Malia Wilson — October 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    This looks amazing! Do you have a recipe for the whole wheat dough? I looked and didn’t see one.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 4th, 2014 @ 8:08 am

      Hi Malia! Sorry, no I don’t. I honestly usually just pick up a fresh dough ball from my store (it’s super delicious, cheap and organic!) but if you google I’m sure you can find a quality whole wheat dough recipe. I need to get working on a recipe of my own! Hope you enjoy the flatbread!

  36. #
    Shaina — October 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    This is gorgeous. I’m loving the combination of salty bacon, sweet squash, and earthy brussels. Perfection.


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