Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Leftovers = Pizza

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 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.

Here's how:

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!



Anonymous said...

I think this recipe tops all...What a wonderful idea. Been following your blog forever but; this is a best idea for all leftovers every week. Your recipes are my favorites....Where is the book ? Cheri

Sammie said...

I love homemade pizza & I love leftovers. Now here in the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but we do have a roast dinner in Sunday, which usually results in leftovers. I'd never thought to put them on a pizza before - Genius. Thank you for the inspiration. Sammie

Natalia said...

I love home-made pizza - this sounds like an amazing way to use leftover Thanksgiving recipes & enjoy the food again in a different way.

Stacey Snacks said...

Thank you for your comment, you are too kind.

No book in the works, except maybe a book about my husband's lunchbox!
However, you made my day.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, and thank you.