Thanksgiving Leftovers: Pizza with Turkey and Roasted Cranberries

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Pizza with Turkey and Roasted Cranberries

pizza with thanksgiving turkey, cranberry, mushroom and pesto cut slice of pizza on pizza tray


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.


HERE is my 20-minute pizza dough recipe


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Thanksgiving Left Overs: Pizza with Turkey and Roasted Cranberries


  • 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.


Pizza dough
Brush Pesto on the dough with a silicone brush
Be sure the 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 a pizza pan to prevent the dough from sticking.






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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