Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Pizza

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means leftovers, and leftovers mean finding creative ways of eating the same stuff for 8 days straight. Here's a good recipe to use some of your Thanksgiving leftovers, or to get a taste of Thanksgiving dinner any other time of the year. The ingredients I used are:

Macaroni & Cheese
Mashed/Cooked potatoes
Cranberry sauce
BBQ sauce
Whole wheat pre-made pizza dough
Cheese (I used goat cheese here, but almost any kind will work)
Leftover turkey/chicken/ham
French's French Fried Onions
Optional ingredients:
Green onions/chives
Any other pizza toppings you want
Green beans

Not pictured: leftover chicken.

Roll out the pizza dough on a greased baking sheet and preheat the oven to 400. Bake the crust for 8 minutes and remove from oven.

To make the cranberry bbq sauce, I took about 1.5-2 tbsp of whole berry cranberry sauce and mixed it in a blender with regular BBQ sauce. Cranberry is a pretty strong flavor so you don't need a whole lot.

Spread about 1/2-3/4 cup of cranberry BBQ sauce on the pre-baked pizza crust. Now, add whatever toppings you want from your thanksgiving leftovers. Be creative.

I started with some leftover crock pot chicken from the night before, chopped into small pieces.

I forgot to get pictures of the in-between, but I proceeded to add macaroni and cheese, stuffing, mashed potato chunks, and goat cheese. Mozzarella works fine too. Next time, I'll add some roasted garlic. I'll also probably substitute gorgonzola for goat cheese.

Once your pizza is all toppinged-up, throw it in the oven at 400 for about 6-8 minutes. When it's done, take it out and top it with French's Fried Onion crisps. Serve hot. 

Topped with chopped green onions and sun-dried tomatoes.

Holy crap this pizza is good. Try it for yourself and see.