Leftover Turkey Thanksgiving Pizza

This Leftover Turkey Pizza is easy to make, sweet, savory, tart, and absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving Pizza to make with leftovers.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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pizza with cranberry and turkey.

This Leftover Turkey Thanksgiving Pizza is easy to make, savory, and delicious. This pizza is the perfect way to use all those Thanksgiving leftovers, like turkey breast, cranberries, brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes. And we think you all will love this leftover turkey pizza.

Thanksgiving Style Pizza

The main ingredient will be turkey meat; you can use other leftovers, from green beans to sweet potatoes. The first step is to figure out the pizza sauce. Instead of a traditional pizza sauce like marinara, we mashed baked sweet potatoes with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. The results are savory and sweet, and combined with goat cheese and leftover cranberries, it added a nice balance of creaminess. Altogether it’s a very satisfying pizza.

Ingredients

To make this simple recipe, you will need some staple pizza ingredients and leftovers, and before you know it, you will have a delicious holiday dinner. So let’s dive into what you’ll need to make this tasty pizza.

  • Pizza Dough. Use homemade pizza dough or store-bought dough; let the dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Turkey Breast. We like to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for this pizza, but another great and delicious option would be Rotisserie chicken.
  • Baked Sweet Potato. We like to use sweet potato as the base of the pizza sauce for this pizza.
  • Garlic Cloves. We only add 2 cloves to the pizza sauce for a nice garlicky flavor.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Adding olive oil helps thin the pizza sauce made with sweet potato and adds additional flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • Brussel Sprouts. We love adding unused brussels sprouts to this pizza because they have a nice flavor with all the ingredients.
  • Cranberries. You can add dollops of leftover cranberry sauce, or you can add fresh cranberries to the pizza for a pop of tart flavor.
  • Goat Cheese. It adds a creamy and tangy flavor and balances out the tartness. Two other great options would be brie cheese or feta cheese.
  • Sage Leaves. It adds a nice herb flavor and pairs well with the flavors of this leftover turkey pizza.

🔪 Instructions

  • Preheat Oven. Preheat the oven to 550 °F or the highest temperature it can get with the pizza stone inside. If you have an electric oven, let the oven sit for an extra 10 minutes with the pizza stone inside. You want your pizza stone as hot as your oven.
  • Make Pizza Sauce. Add leftover baked sweet potato to a small bowl with minced garlic, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and black pepper, and mix to combine.
  • Prep the Pizza Dough. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface using your hands or a rolling pin. Transfer to a pizza peel with parchment paper underneath.
  • Add Toppings. Spread sweet potato pizza sauce on top of the pizza and then generously sprinkle shredded brussel sprouts, leftover turkey pieces, cranberries, and goat cheese.
  • Bake Pizza. Carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated oven on the pizza stone and bake for about 12 minutes or until the pizza crust is done.

❔ FAQs

Best wine to serve with Turkey?


We love a good Pinot Noir or Unoaked Chardonnay with Turkey. Or, serve it with Champagne!

Is pizza good the next day?


Yes. Be sure to store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Leftover pizza is delicious when heated up in a saute pan with little olive oil or in an air fryer.

This Leftover Turkey Pizza is the best way to use all those Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s easy to make, sweet, savory, tart, and absolutely delicious. We hope you all love it! ♡

pizza with cranberry and turkey.

Leftover Turkey Thanksgiving Pizza

5 from 3 votes
This Leftover Turkey Pizza is easy to make, sweet, savory, tart, and absolutely delicious. It's the perfect Thanksgiving Pizza to make with leftovers.
leftover Thanksgiving pizza with turkey, cranberries, brussel sprouts.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Yields 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 Sweet Potato cooked, 3/4 cup mashed
  • ½ cup Brussel sprouts shredded
  • cup Cranberries fresh
  • ½ cup Turkey shredded, or cubed
  • 6.5 oz Goat Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Sage chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven. Preheat the oven to 550 °F or the highest temperature it can get with the pizza stone inside. If you have an electric oven, let the oven sit for an extra 10 minutes with the pizza stone inside. You want your pizza stone as hot as your oven.
  • Make Pizza Sauce. Add leftover baked sweet potato to a small bowl with minced garlic, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and black pepper, and mix to combine.
  • Prep the Pizza Dough. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface using your hands or a rolling pin. Transfer to a pizza peel with parchment paper underneath.
  • Add Toppings. Spread sweet potato pizza sauce on top of the pizza and then generously sprinkle shredded brussel sprouts, leftover turkey pieces, cranberries, and goat cheese.
  • Bake Pizza. Carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated oven on the pizza stone and bake for about 12 minutes or until the pizza crust is done.
Course: Entree, Pizza
Cuisine: Italian-Inspired
Diet: Low Lactose
Keyword: Easy Turkey Pizza Recipes, Pizza Fridays, Thanksgiving Leftovers, Turkey Pizza

Nutrition Facts

Serving1gCalories377.33kcalCarbohydrates34.1gProtein9.36gFat22.98gSaturated Fat8.08gPolyunsaturated Fat3.9gMonounsaturated Fat9.17gCholesterol23.66mgSodium511.93mgPotassium132.16mgFiber2.13gSugar5.21gVitamin A4289.81IUVitamin C6.17mgCalcium49.68mgIron2.35mg
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