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.
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.
HERE is my 20-minute pizza dough recipe
- 1 16 oz. pizza dough
- 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
- 10 small Baby Portabella Mushrooms, sliced
- 3 tablespoons pesto
- 1 1/2 cups turkey, cooked and chopped
- 3/4 cup roasted cranberries
- Use a 16 oz. pizza dough ball from the store or make pizza dough. Sprinkle cornmeal on the pizza pan. Stretch dough to fit the pizza pan. Spread on Pesto sauce, then add cheese, mushroom, turkey, and cranberries. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy.
I just LOVED the sweet and tangy cranberries with the turkey and mushrooms.
What a great way to use up leftovers!
Pesto and cranberries! Wow! This pizza looks amazing. People may pass on the full turkey dinner and have pizza for Thanksgiving instead.
Wow what an incredible recipe! It is so much better than eating the leftovers plain. Thanks for sharing it looks mouthwatering:)
Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry says
Heavens me! This looks soooo good! What a great combination of flavors Diane. Can’t wait to try this!
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Diane, what a brilliant idea! I’ll be saving some leftovers just for this!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Perfect use of leftovers! Love this seasonal pizza!
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Oh my! This will be the new leftover-turkey favorite at my house!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
What a great use of leftovers! I’ll have to pass this along to folks. Such a wonderful idea.
I love making pizza too. I love this pizza with Thanksgiving leftovers! So genius, Diane!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
This is amazing! I was preparing myself for a pizza topped with stuffing and mashed potatoes, but this looks much better. 🙂
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.
Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says
I would never have thought of this, and what an amazing idea!! I seriously want to have this pizza in my life.
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
great leftover idea!!