Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Pizza

For Sean, it's a yearly tradition to make pizza out of the Thanksgiving leftovers, turkey and cranberry sauce to be specific.  It's a great way to transform the flavors into a completely new dish, and of course pizza is always delicious!  We added some leftover cooked bacon which really stood out against the sweetness of the cranberry sauce.  This is so good you may decide to make it one of your Thanksgiving traditions too!

1 pizza dough (ours was about 1.5 pounds so we could make a pretty large one)
1 1/2 cups homemade cranberry sauce, or enough to lightly cover the dough
1/4 onion, sliced
3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups cooked shredded turkey
8 oz Monterrey Jack cheese shredded (about 2 cups)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Stretch the pizza dough out onto a large rectangle baking sheet (or two small ones).  Then spread the cranberry sauce on top in place of tomato sauce.
Next, begin putting the toppings on the pizza, saving cheese for last.  Try to evenly spread them and don't overload it too much or you won't taste the cranberry.  Finally, sprinkle the cheese all over and it's ready to go in the oven!

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Cut into squares and gobble it up.  (get it?)

1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome! I love making my own pizza... I might make this a new tradition for us!