- ⅓ Cup of Cranberry Sauce
- ¾ Cup Mashed Potatoes
- ¾ Cup Crumbled Stuffing
- ½ Cup Chopped Leftover Vegetables
- 1 Cup Shredded or Chopped Turkey
- ½ Cup Chopped Bacon (I always roast my turkey with bacon strips)
- ½ Cup Stemmler’s Smoked Mozzarella (grated)
- ½ Cup Stemmler's Smoked Curds (grated)
- ¼ Cup Canola Oil 10 Fresh Sage Leaves (lightly fried to get crispy)
- 1 Cup Gravy (to drizzle or dip)
- 1 Pizza Shell (premade/store bought)
- 2 ¼ Tsp Yeast
- ¼ Tsp Sugar
- ¾ Cup Hot Water
- 1 ¾ Cups Flour
- ½ Tsp Salt
Serves 2-3 People 20 min prep time plus 15 min cook time
1. Start with the dough. If you decide to purchase one, go directly to step 2. If you decide to make your own, dissolve the yeast and sugar in hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile mix flour and salt in a separate bowl. Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture and mix well with a heavy spoon. Place onto a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes. Spread it into a 12-14" circle then use a floured rolling pin to get to your desired thickness (I like a thin crust about ¼ inch thick). I use Parchment Paper as well so it can go directly onto a baking sheet without stretching the edges.
2. Spread the cranberry sauce over the entire surface of the dough, right to the edges. Add more if desired. Then spread the potatoes on top covering the cranberry sauce. Sprinkle with the stuffing, then the vegetables, the turkey and the bacon. Add any other leftovers you may want to use up (cauliflower/broccoli gratin is always good!). Top evenly with the cheese.
3. Bake at 450F for 10-12 minutes and until the crust is cooked and it looks golden brown. While it’s baking, reheat the gravy in a pot. As well, heat some oil in a pan. Once it's hot add the sage leaves. Pull each leaf out with tongs after about 30 seconds when they get a dark green colour and firm up. Place them on a paper towel to absorb the oil. You do not want the leaves to start turning brown.
4. Once the pizza is done, pull it out of the oven and let rest for a couple minutes, add the crispy sage leaves, then start slicing. You now use the hot gravy to either drizzle over each slice or put it in a bowl and dip your pizza in it.
Enjoy an exciting new way of having Thanksgiving leftovers!