Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza: Thanksgiving left overs turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce come together in a fun new pizza recipe!
This post was brought to you by Shady Brook Farms. All opinions are mine.
In a little more than a week we will be enjoying the traditional turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pies and more! Thanksgiving is my husbands favorite holiday. I mean, a day that has football and eating as the main event is just meant to be loved 🙂 Every year we enjoy our Thanksgiving meal on Thursday and then my sisters, mother and I head out early Friday morning to go Black Friday shopping. After a long day of shopping we head back over to my parents house for leftovers and a movie. By the time Saturday comes the idea of eating more turkey is not nearly as exciting 🙂 We like to try different leftover recipes and this Thanksgiving leftovers pizza is one of my new favorite ways to get a second,
third or fourth round of thanksgiving.
We started off with our delicious leftover turkey from Shady Brook Farms. We like to keep our turkey seasonings simple. A little salt, pepper, thyme and poultry seasoning. Late October I had the chance to actually visit the Riverhill Farms that is picture on this frozen turkey! More on my trip in another post 🙂
This pizza has a delicious barbecue sauce that is sweetened with leftover cranberry sauce. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness to any barbecue sauce and is a fun spin from the classic red sauce that is normally on a pizza.
I then chopped up some of our delicious leftover turkey and sprinkled it over the barbecue sauce. Please tell me I am not the only one that loves cold turkey almost as much as hot 🙂
I also added some leftover stuffing to the top of the turkey. If you don’t like stuffing you can sub mashed potatoes instead. You really can add any toppings that you want. I just chose to not get too crazy 🙂
I topped the pizza with some mozzarella cheese and a little more stuffing and turkey. My favorite way to bake pizza is on a baking stone. When I have the time, I preheat the baking stone in the oven at 500 degrees. I then keep it in the oven anywhere from 20 -30 minutes, again depending on the amount of time I have. Once I let the baking stone get nice and hot I take it out of the oven and sprinkle some corn meal on top. This gives the bottom of your crust that nice crunchy bottom. I have found it is much easier to roll out your crust before you place it on the hot baking stone. Because the stone is so hot as soon as you place the crust on the stone it begins to bake and it’s much harder to roll out the crust then. Once the pizza toppings are all on I bake the pizza for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
You really need to try out this pizza! It’s such a fun twist and a great way to eat up the Thanksgiving leftovers. Even the kids will enjoy it!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pizza
- Pizza Crust , homemade or storebought
- 1/2-3/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 3-4 TBSP . cranberry sauce
- 1 1/2 cups chopped leftover turkey
- 3/4 cup leftover stuffing
- 1 1/2- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven and pizza baking stone at 500 degrees.
- Prepare pizza crust and roll out on counter. Once rolled out place on hot baking stone. Once the crust is on the baking stone it will begin cooking so work quickly.
- Place barbecue sauce and cranberry sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until cranberry sauce is incorporated with barbecue sauce.
- Carefully spoon hot barbecue sauce on top of prepared pizza crust.
- Top with turkey and stuffing. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
- Bake at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
Make sure you check out Shady Brook Farms Whole Turkey How-To for all your Thanksgiving Turkey needs!