Perfect Served on a Cutting Board -
Especially with a Glass of Wine, A Movie and the Man (or Woman) You Love
There's not a whole lot to this recipe. We have Thanksgiving every year at my Mom and Dad's place. Me being an only child, with just my husband, there is always an obscene amount of left overs. Bye day 3 of reheated Turkey, I did some searching online for creative Thanksgiving leftovers "makeover" recipes (see my last post for Pumpkin Pie Pancakes).
I found some good options on Daily Candy and Betty Crocker's website: Turkey Biscuit Pot Pie, Turkey Divan, and Mashed Potato and Turkey Soup, to name a few....
I was especially eager to make Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza. Betty Crocker's version looked good, but almost like everything from the Thanksgiving dish slapped on a pizza shell, so my version (made up from pretty much what I had in the fridge) is a bit less traditional, but was pretty fantastic.
Trader Joe's Ready-To-Bake Pizza Dough, Garlic Herb Flavor
1 Cup Marinara Sauce (I used Barilla Brand Garlic Flavor)
1 Cup Shredded Cheese or Cheeses of your Choice (I used a delicious combo of Mozarella, Blue Cheese, Goat Cheese and Pecorino-Romano)
1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
3/4 Cup Shredded Turkey Meat (I prefer White Meat)
1/2-3/4 Cup Stuffing
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tsp dried rosemary
kosher salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup corn meal (for preparing the dough)
1 cup fresh spinach (optional)
red pepper flakes (optional)
Follow directions on package for preparing pizza dough (instead of using a floured surface, subsitute with the cornmeal). Try gently using your fists and forearms to stretch the dough - it's fun! If you make a tear in the dough, you can repare it by wetting your fingers and gently closing the dough together. Otherwise, use a rolling pin to spread dough on an oiled pan or a pizza stone.
Using the back of a large spoon or a spatula, spread the marinara sauce on the face of the pizza. Sprinkle cheese, followed by turkey, stuffing, onions, and rosemary. Drizzle olive oil on top, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake according to directions on package. Remove from oven, cut into indivual sliced and serve immediately.
As an option, I like my pizza topped with a little fresh spinach and fresh pepper flakes.