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.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.
Unroll the dough onto a cookie sheet, then fold the outer edges to make a professional looking pizza crust.
Instead of traditional pizza sauce, this pizza gets a schmear of leftover gravy. You won't believe how tasty it is!
A bit of sharp cheddar and swiss cheese makes for a fabulous base.
Then you're gonna need some mashed potatoes. I piped mine through the cut edge of a large Ziploc bag.
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!
Top that pizza with some leftover diced turkey and a sprinkling of frozen green beans.
Bake in the oven until golden brown.
Slice with a pizza cutter.
And all you need now? Cranberry sauce!
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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