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Thanksgiving Pizza
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 28 min
  • Servings 8
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Thanksgiving Pizza

It might seem like an odd combination, but you;ll be amazed at how incredibly tasty this pizza turns out when all your Thanksgiving leftovers get piled on top!

Ingredients

1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
3/4
cup turkey or chicken gravy
1 1/2
cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1
cup Swiss cheese, grated
1 1/2
cups Betty Crocker™ homestyle creamy butter mashed potatoes, mixed according to package directions
1/2
tablespoon dried fines herbes (finely chopped dried herbs) or 2 tbsp. fresh chopped scallions
1
cup cooked turkey, diced
1/2
cup frozen green beans
1/2
cup cranberry sauce

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Gently unroll bread dough and spread it on a large cookie sheet. Fold and pinch the outer 1/2-inch of each edge of the dough to make a crust.
  • 2 Spread gravy over the top of the dough.
  • 3 Top with cheddar and swiss cheese.
  • 4 Mix the fines herbes or chopped scallions into the mashed potatoes.
  • 5 Place several dollops of mashed potatoes across the top of the cheese. Sprinkle the turkey and frozen green beans evenly across the top, as well.
  • 6 Place the pizza in a preheated oven. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges of the pizza are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  • 7 Remove pizza from oven, allow to cool slightly before topping with cranberry sauce and serving!
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Thanksgiving Pizza Mash-Up

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Repurpose those Thanksgiving leftovers into this totally delish recipe that will surprise you with its simple perfection.


It's almost a fact. You're going to have random leftovers from Thanksgiving. There's gonna be turkey scraps, and an awkward cup of gravy. Chances are, you'll also have a house full of eaters that don't want to dine like bottom feeders on all the Turkey Day remains for days on end.

So, what's a clever chicken like you to do? You can always pull out the usual leftover recipes for Turkey Blah Pie or Turkey Blah Soup. OR...you can give your leftovers a sexy makeover with this clever Thanksgiving Pizza -- a mash-up of all your yummy leftovers baked on a rustic crust.

Turkey Storage Tip


Did you know there's an art to storing leftovers? Here are three tips to keep your fridge from mummifying your Thanksgiving remains.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

1. Be Quick. To keep your unused food as fresh as possible, pack it up as soon as possible. Leaving your food out, uncovered in the open air for long periods of time invite bacteria to set up camp on your food. As soon as everyone is finished eating, package up your leftovers and place them in the fridge for maximum leftover life.

2. Store It Right. When it comes to leftover food, air is the enemy. Keep your food and fresh as possible by storing it in airtight containers just big enough to fit the amount of leftovers you plan to store. Toss those giant bowls and find a plastic container with a snug-fitting lid.

3. Follow the 3-Day Rule. Storing your leftovers correctly will extend the life of your food, but it won't give it eternal youth. Most leftovers are best when eaten within 2-3 days. If your leftovers have been sitting in the fridge longer than that, it's time to toss them out!

Ready, Set, Go!


To use up your leftovers in this splendid Thanksgiving Pizza, grab a tube of this Pillsbury Simple Rustic French Bread. This will become your secret weapon…a crunchy, European style crust that beautifully complements all of the flavors and textures of your Thanksgiving feast leftovers.

Pillsbury Simply French Bread

Unroll the dough onto a cookie sheet, then fold the outer edges to make a professional looking pizza crust.

Unroll Pillsbury Simply French Bread Dough into Pan

Instead of traditional pizza sauce, this pizza gets a schmear of leftover gravy. You won't believe how tasty it is!

Add Gravy to Pizza Dough

A bit of sharp cheddar and swiss cheese makes for a fabulous base.

Add Cheese to Thanksgiving Pizza Recipe

Then you're gonna need some mashed potatoes. I piped mine through the cut edge of a large Ziploc bag.

Add Mashed Potatoes to Thanksgiving Pizza Recipe

If your family is like mine and they love their mashed potatoes, you may not have any leftovers. No worries! Grab yourself a box of Betty Crocker Buttery Mashed Potatoes for an instant fix!

Betty Crocker Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes Mix

Top that pizza with some leftover diced turkey and a sprinkling of frozen green beans.

Add Frozen Green Beans to Thanksgiving Pizza Recipe

Bake in the oven until golden brown.

Baking Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza

Slice with a pizza cutter.

Cutting Thanksgiving Pizza Made with Leftovers

And all you need now? Cranberry sauce!

Cranberry Sauce on Thanksgiving Pizza Recipe

More Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes


With recipes like these, leftovers are celebrated, not dreaded!

 



Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
258.5
Daily Value
Total Fat
12.4g
19%
(
Saturated Fat
6.9g
34%
)
Cholesterol
61.2mg
20%
Sodium
414.2mg
17%
Potassium
275.2mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
18.0g
6%
(
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
,
Sugars
7.0g
)
Protein
18.0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
2.30%
2%
Calcium
26.10%
26%
Iron
3.70%
4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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