Homemade Pizza with Kohlrabi

At My Husband Makes Pies, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of traditional pizza toppings. Today, we’re venturing into a unique blend: spiced kohlrabi, fresh mozzarella, and a touch of balsamic glaze

Kohlrabi, also known as the German turnip or turnip cabbage, is a crisp and mildly sweet vegetable and is often enjoyed in pickles, salads, soups, and stews. Many might recall its taste as akin to the stem of broccoli, but with a hint of sweetness. For our pizza, it’s seasoned with a mix of turmeric, sweet and spicy paprika, which lends an aromatic and slightly fiery taste to its natural flavour. The balsamic glaze introduces a tangy sweetness, contrasting with the soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture of the fresh mozzarella. Spring onions give that sharp, fresh kick, while the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ties everything together with its fruity undertones.

The amalgamation of spiced kohlrabi, rich mozzarella, and tangy balsamic glaze offers a vibrant and harmonious flavour profile. The zing of the balsamic glaze adds a unique touch, perfectly complementing the earthy kohlrabi and creamy mozzarella. This pizza is a delightful fusion of textures and flavours, catering to those eager to explore unconventional pizza toppings and combinations.

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Home Pizza with Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, with its subtle sweetness, pairs beautifully with a variety of spices, making it a star ingredient for this pizza. Coupled with the subtle richness of fresh mozzarella and the zing from the balsamic glaze, this pizza is bound to be an unexpected favourite.
To make this kohlrabi pizza, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving


  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Kohlrabi bulb
  • Turmeric
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Hot Paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Spring onion


  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Kohlrabi: For the kohlrabi, begin by trimming off the greens. Next, peel the skin and slice the bulb very thinly. Toss the slices in an even mixture of turmeric, sweet paprika, hot paprika, and a little EVOO. Set them aside, ready for assembly.
  • Prepare Spring Onion: Slice your spring onion, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble the pizza, start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and working your way outwards. Next, evenly distribute pieces of mozzarella cheese across the dough. Distribute the pieces of mozzarella cheese evenly across the dough, ensuring they're at least 1.5 cm apart. Place the kohlrabi slices on top, and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once the pizza is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a serving board. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with a generous sprinkle of chopped spring onion. Now it's time to enjoy your delightful homemade kohlrabi pizza!

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