Thanksgiving is officially over, but the leftovers still seem to be piled up in the refrigerator. Many of us make the traditional post thanksgiving turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and dressing out of what’s left, but could use a little inspiration to transform the turkey day feast in a better way. Here is a fun and innovative way to use some of those leftovers without them tasting exactly how you prepared them the first time – Turkey, Sweet Potato & Cranberry Pizza.
You can buy dough from most grocery stores either in the frozen section or fresh at the deli counter. If dough is unavailable at your store, head to your local pizzeria and they will sell you a ball or two. Then, let the dough rise in an oiled bowl for a couple hours and shape into a round or oval. Spread a thin layer of heavy cream over the crust and top with fresh mozzarella. The rest is up to your imagination – Turkey, Sweet Potatoes or Mashed and a few dollops of Cranberry Sauce and bake it in the oven at 450-500 degrees for 8-10 minutes, Voila! Maybe the relatives will come back for another round of turkey?
1 lb. pizza dough, divided into 2 balls
2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 ounces fresh mozzarella
2 ounces Parmesan cheese
4 ounces shredded turkey
4 ounces mashed sweet potatoes or Russet potatoes
3 ounces cranberry sauce
fresh basil, optional
(Makes 2 Pizzas)
1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees or as hot as it will go. On a large baking sheet, stretch the pizza dough out, 1 ball at a time, into a large 9-inch round. Brush the heavy cream over the center, excluding the edges. Then, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, turkey and sweet potatoes.
2. Next, dollop the cranberry sauce over the top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are dark golden brown. I have a wood burning oven, so I cook mine a little differently.
3. Remove from the oven and let rest 3 minutes to set. Sprinkle with fresh basil, slice and Enjoy!