A fun and flavorful twist on Thanksgiving leftovers. Easy homemade thin crust three cheese pizza with your favorite classic turkey pot pie ingredients… from leftover Thanksgiving turkey, to corn and so much more!

Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun twist for holiday leftovers!

I haven’t even started my Thanksgiving prep for this year but I absolutely do have plans for my leftovers later in the week. Agree or agree to disagree… but, holiday leftovers are worlds better than fresh the day of. The options are practically limitless when it comes to leftovers. Whereas the main meal is what it is. You get turkey. It might be baked, slow cooked or deep fried, but it’s still slices of turkey.

Turkey leftovers can be used in a classic sandwich, soup, casseroles, as finger food… You know what I mean, those moments you’re going to the fridge to get something and grab a piece or two of the leftover turkey while you’re in there.

Almost everything served on Thanksgiving day can be repurposed into a fresh new dish the day or days following. I’ve seen a crazy variety over the years. I’ve gone as far as deep frying the mashed potatoes. It’s a delicious labor of love.

Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun twist for holiday leftovers!

Every year I like to do something new with my leftovers. I’ve shared classic noodle soups to creamy chowders. There have been a variety of casserole type dishes and even a pizza… and now another! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for links to even more recipes to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers.

This pizza though – it’s a fun twist on a classic dish. Two classic comfort foods mashed up into one incredible dish. Super easy homemade thin crust three cheese leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza. It’s a mouthful for sure but a delicious one at that.

There’s a little bit of everything here – fresh and leftover veggies, shredded leftover turkey, three types of cheese and a tasty freshly made sauce.

If you’re a fan of turkey (or chicken) pot pie, then this is absolutely a must try! A fun and flavorful way to use up your holiday leftovers later in the week. No leftovers? No problem! Everything can be made fresh as well. See below for tips and info.

Be sure to add this fun turkey pot pie pizza to your post-holiday dinner plans!

Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun twist for holiday leftovers!


Tips tricks and questions answered…

How many will this recipe serve?
As written, this will make roughly 1: 10-inch pizza and can serve anywhere from 2-6.

Can I use store bought pizza dough?
Of course! If you’re in a pinch or have a favorite pizza dough to use, it can absolutely be substituted for homemade.

Can this recipe be frozen?
You can definitely make the dough ahead and either chill for up to a few days or freeze even longer. Be sure to bring the dough to room temperature prior to stretching. Of course, as with anything, fresh is always best though!

Can I make this without leftovers?
Absolutely! You can make this with holiday leftovers or from scratch. Many of the toppings can easily be substituted for something else or made fresh. If you prefer chicken instead of turkey, swap it. If you don’t have peas, no worries! Want extra cheese? Go for it!

Can I make substitutions to the ingredients?
This recipe works with the exact measurements and and ingredients listed. However, with savory dishes, spices can always be adjusted to personal preferences. Outside of any alterations I’ve already mentioned, for specific substitution questions, ask in the comments below.

Plan ahead!
If you’re preparing a holiday meal and know you want to make this with leftovers, toss a spoonful of your preferred veggies into a clean bowl and set it aside in the fridge until you’re ready to whip up this delicious pizza.

Sauce notes!
The sauce is enough for 2-3 pizzas as written below. Extra sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for later.

Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun twist for holiday leftovers!

Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun twist for holiday leftovers!
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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Yield: 4
Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza. A fun twist for holiday leftovers!

Ingredients
 

Dough:

  • 1/2 C water, heated to 115°F
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 C chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Toppings:

  • 1 C turkey, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp celery, diced, roughly 1/2 stalk
  • 2 Tbsp carrot, thinly sliced or diced, roughly 1 whole carrot
  • 1-2 Tbsp peas, leftover or canned
  • 2 Tbsp corn, leftover or canned
  • 1/3 C Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella, freshly shredded
  • 1/2 C extra sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • Green onions, chopped, optional
  • ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat water to 115°F. Combine water with yeast and sugar. Allow mixture to proof for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine flour and salt. With mixer running, add yeast mixture, followed by olive oil. Mix until dough just comes together. Knead by hand if necessary. Additional flour can be added a small spoonful at a time if dough is sticky. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for roughly one hour or until doubled in size.
  • Prepare sauce. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Mix in chicken broth. Sprinkle with flour and spices. Whisk to combine. Continue gently whisking until mixture thickens, roughly 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, pressing plastic wrap to the surface. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired size and shape. Spread spoonfuls of sauce over the dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top off with vegetables and turkey. Sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.
  • If desired, top off with chopped green onions.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Recipe makes 1: 10-inch pizza
Sauce makes enough for 2-3 pizzas
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Leftovers, Pizza, Thanksgiving

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Easy homemade three cheese thin crust leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun twist for holiday leftovers!

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