Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza

A fun recipe for leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Homemade pizza crust topped off with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and much more!

Leftover Thanksgiving pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

My favorite part about Thanksgiving, besides the obvious… (pie!) is the leftovers. So clearly I did the reasonable thing and made turkey and fixings early, for the sole purpose of having some delicious day after recipes.

I love turkey sandwiches and cold turkey straight from the fridge as much as everyone else, but those sandwiches and random pickings can get old and boring real fast. Right?

My mom always made soup with the leftovers. A classic that I’m sure most people stick to year after year, but why not shake things up a bit.

Leftover Thanksgiving pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Seeing as the day after Thanksgiving is a Friday and Friday is pizza night…

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey pizza… and fixings!

Yep. This pizza is packed with all the essentials.

Homemade pizza dough topped off with a layer of creamy mashed potatoes, followed by stuffing crumbles and shredded turkey… lots of cheese and the finishing touch… a drizzle of turkey gravy.

This pizza is an absolute MUST MAKE.

My family couldn’t get enough and I’m sure yours will feel the same!

Leftover Thanksgiving pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pizza

A fun recipe for leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Homemade pizza crust topped off with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and much more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Pizza
Servings: 6 plus

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 3/4 C water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil

Pizza:

  • 2 C mashed potatoes
  • 1 C stuffing
  • 1 1/2 C turkey shredded
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella shredded
  • 1 C mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 C gravy room temperature

Instructions

  • Heat water to 115°F. Dissolve yeast and honey in warm water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to proof.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, with dough hook attachment, add flour and salt. Turn mixer on low, slowly add yeast mixture. Increase mixer speed. Add olive oil when dough is just beginning to pull together. Transfer to a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm location until doubled in size, roughly 60-90 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • Grease two 9-inch round cake pans, or a large baking sheet. Stretch and shape dough to the cake pan, rising just slightly up the edge of the pan.
  • Microwave mashed potatoes to soften. Divide potatoes in half. Add by the spoonful to prepared dough. Gently spread out into an even layer, being careful not to rip the dough. Add stuffing crumbles and shredded turkey to the mashed potatoes. Top off with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with ground black pepper, if desired.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until desired crispness is reached and edges are golden.
  • Slice and serve warm with optional gravy drizzle.
  • Best reheated in the oven at 425°F for 6-8 minutes.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 6-12, yields 2: 9-inch pizzas.
*Pizza can be made in 9-inch cake pans or as desired.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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