Thanksgiving Leftovers: Pizza with Turkey and Roasted Cranberries

With large Holiday cooking often comes leftovers. Here is a quick easy and delicious pizza to make with turkey. Of course if you don’t have turkey leftovers you can substitute chicken in this recipe. Decisions on what to make with all the leftover turkey brings for some interesting dishes. Instead of a soup, casserole or sandwich I opted to make a pizza.

I love pizza.

Making it.

Eating it.

It’s all good.

Roasted cranberries give this pizza a wonderful savory taste that compliments the turkey along with mushrooms and pesto.

Roast cranberries on parchment lines baking sheet for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Stretch out pizza dough and spread with pesto sauce.

Spread cheese along with mushrooms and top with turkey and cranberries.

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Thanksgiving Left Overs: Pizza with Turkey and Roasted Cranberries
  • 1 16 oz. pizza dough
  • 1¼ cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 10 small Baby Portabella Bushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 1½ cups turkey, cooked and chopped
  • ¾ cup roasted cranberries
  1. Use a 16 oz. pizza dough ball from store or make pizza dough. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza pan. Stretch dough to fit pizza pan. Spread on Pesto sauce, then add cheese, mushroom, turkey and cranberries. Bake 10 minutes or until crispy.
Pizza dough Brush Pesto on dough with silicone brush Be sure dough is at room temperature as it will stretch more easily Preheat oven and be sure it's plenty hot to bake pizza properly place cornmeal in a shaker container to shake onto pizza pan to prevent dough from sticking.


Cornmeal in shaker makes it easy to shake on pizza pan so the dough won’t stick.

I just LOVED the sweet and tangy cranberries with the turkey and mushrooms.

What a great way to use up leftovers!

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  1. 1

    Pesto and cranberries! Wow! This pizza looks amazing. People may pass on the full turkey dinner and have pizza for Thanksgiving instead.

  2. 2

    Wow what an incredible recipe! It is so much better than eating the leftovers plain. Thanks for sharing it looks mouthwatering:)

  3. 3

    Heavens me! This looks soooo good! What a great combination of flavors Diane. Can’t wait to try this!

  4. 4

    Diane, what a brilliant idea! I’ll be saving some leftovers just for this!

  5. 5

    Perfect use of leftovers! Love this seasonal pizza!

  6. 6
    Kate@Diethood says:

    Oh my! This will be the new leftover-turkey favorite at my house!

  7. 7

    What a great use of leftovers! I’ll have to pass this along to folks. Such a wonderful idea.

  8. 8

    I love making pizza too. I love this pizza with Thanksgiving leftovers! So genius, Diane!

  9. 9

    This is amazing! I was preparing myself for a pizza topped with stuffing and mashed potatoes, but this looks much better. :)

  10. 10

    What a fantastic idea Diane – I always make the same thing every year – a layered casserole with all the leftovers, but I love this fresh new idea.

  11. 11

    I would never have thought of this, and what an amazing idea!! I seriously want to have this pizza in my life.

  12. 12

    great leftover idea!!


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