8 hours ago
Monday, November 23, 2015
I'm calling this a "Thanksgiving Pizza" because it's a great idea for using up your leftovers after turkey day.
I usually make a turkey pot pie and turkey sandwiches, however, I will have a lot of squash and brussels sprouts leftover, and grapes from the cheese platter.....so why not use them to make a pizza?
This is SO good.
No rules here. Use whatever vegetables you have leftover.
You can use Naan flatbreads if you don't feel like making pizza dough, or use already made dough from your pizzeria.
Brush the dough all over lightly with olive oil (this will help for a crisp crust).
Stretch out your pizza dough to fit into a 1/4 sheet pan.
Plop some spoonfuls of fresh ricotta intermittently around the dough.
Repeat this method with some pureed butternut squash (or sweet potatoes!). You want an orange and white thing going on.
Dot the pizza w/ some seedless red grapes and leftover cooked Brussels sprouts.
Slice a quarter of a red onion and throw some of the slices on top.
I used one ball of fresh mozzarella packed in water. Tear the cheese with your hands and scatter it around the empty parts of the dough (it's ok to overlap).
Using your fingers, sprinkle a bit of sea salt over everything, and a grind or two of black pepper.
You are almost ready........
Lightly drizzle some olive oil over everything on the pizza.
Place in a preheated 475F oven and cook for 12-15 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Slice and enjoy!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!