Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude, and of course, lots and lots of delicious food.
But what happens when the big feast is over and you’re left with a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers? Don’t let them go to waste!
Instead, get creative in the kitchen and whip up a delicious Thanksgiving-inspired pizza that will have your taste buds thanking you all over again.
With a few simple ingredients and some leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, you can transform your traditional holiday meal into a tasty and unique pizza that the whole family will love.
I was trying to come up with a delicious recipe that’s perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers. Since I was making it before Thanksgiving, I used mostly store bought ingredients.
We’re talking Stovetop Stuffing and packet gravy. Let me tell you, it turned out so good! I can only imagine how good it’ll be with turkey day leftovers.
To help keep this recipe low in points I used a Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough. It made 8 good size pieces of pizza.
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Here’s What You Need:
We talked about the pizza dough, which you can buy from most grocery stores.
Next, you need your leftover Thanksgiving goodies – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
We can’t forget the cheese! I used part-skim mozzarella cheese.
I also added French’s Crispy Fried Onions. They are so good on this pizza! I could’ve used 1/2 cup, but I didn’t since they’re high in points.
How to Make a Delicious Thanksgiving Pizza:
First, preheat your oven to the temperature specified on your pizza crust packaging.
Next, roll out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet.
If you’re using the Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough you’ll need to partially bake it before adding the toppings.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to add the toppings!
Spread a layer of gravy as the base, kind of like the pizza sauce.
Top the gravy with leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Distribute them evenly.
Now you want to add the cheese, then the crispy fried onions.
Bake the pizza the remaining time, according to the package directions. You want to make sure the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
When the pizza comes out of the oven, top it with cranberry sauce and more gravy.
Storing and Reheating:
When it comes to storing and reheating your leftover Thanksgiving pizza, there are a few tips and tricks to ensure that it stays just as delicious as when you first made it.
First off, make sure to store any leftover pizza in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. This will help prevent the pizza from drying out or getting stale.
When it’s time to reheat, avoid using the microwave. Instead, opt for the oven or a toaster oven for a crispy crust and melty cheese.
If you’re in a rush, a hot skillet can also do the trick. Just place the pizza in the skillet over medium heat, cover it with a lid, and let it warm up until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.
Don’t forget to garnish with a little extra cranberry sauce or gravy for that extra Thanksgiving touch.
Yield: 8 servings
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- 1 Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough
- 6 oz. turkey breast, skin removed (cut into bite-size pieces)
- 1 cup stuffing
- 3/4 cup mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup turkey gravy (use some gravy for the base and some to add to the pizza after it's baked)
- 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons French's Crispy Fried Onions
- 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Roll out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet. Partially bake the dough according to the directions on the tube.
Spread a layer of gravy as the base, then top with turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Distribute them evenly.
Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese and top with crispy fried onions.
Bake the pizza the remaining time or until the crust is golden and cheese is melted.
When the pizza comes out of the oven, top it with cranberry sauce and additional gravy.
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