Ever since I shared with you my all-time FAVORITE Thanksgiving leftover sandwich last year, I was on a mission to revamp it or better yet, come up with something new and creative. This literally struck me while I was on my way home from picking up supplies. See I was super close to our favorite pizza shop near the city however I honestly think Mr. Fantabulous would file for divorce if I went there without him. He looooooooooooooooves that place. There are weekends we’ll drive an hour at midnight just to get one of their pizzas. Anyway, with my tummy growling and me kinda miffed that I couldn’t stop at the pizza place to get a slice I have to figure out what to eat when I got home. Since Thanksgiving was yesterday and yours truly cannot cook just for 2 people we have a fair bit of leftovers. Now I’ve definitely gotten better over the years in my quantity of cooking but still, I can’t just downsize it to just us. Ha.. I remember the first time I cooked a Thanksgiving for the 2 of us. I bought a 22 pound turkey and wasn’t sure if that was going to be enough! Plus I had all the sides – mashed taters, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, green bean casserole, candied yams, apple sauce, 2 types of rolls and literally 4 different 10″ pies! I don’t think either of us ate turkey for a full year because of that year!
Anyway, as I got closer to home it struck me – Thanksgiving pizza! See I was already excited about making my Turkey Gobbler wrap but I really, REALLY wanted pizza! I think I unloaded the car and put everything away in record time! I was on a mission! Fortunately I had flatbread pizza shells already made up so I was good to go and ready to get my grub on in under 15 minutes!
This pizza BLEW MY MIND! Seriously it was all bubbly, smelt like a full blown Thanksgiving dinner and honest to all that’s holy… ROCKED! I literally could not get over how incredible this tasted! I mean I think I actually love this more than my Gobbler wrap! I know, right?! How could that be considering I’m addicted to them?
Now I’m sure some of you fussbuckets will turn up your nose at the thought of mixing foods and textures like this. That’s cool BUT you really owe it to yourself and your tastebuds to try it! It’s a full on flavor explosion of awesomeness in your mouth!
As you can see I made mine on flatbread shells that I had a bunch made up in the freezer however you could most certainly make this on regular pizza dough. I just didn’t want to wait for my dough to rise. Mama needed food bad and waiting was NOT an option!
So if you’re looking for an awesome way to use up all of those Thanksgiving leftovers, give this a try. You’re gonna love it!
- 1 8” Grilled Flatbread Pizza Shells
- 3/4 cup Perfect Mashed Potatoes
- 1/2 cup leftover green bean casserole (make sure it’s thick)
- 1 cup leftover stuffed (cut or torn into bite sized pieces)
- 1/4 cup Cranberry Relish
- 1 cup leftover turkey, cut or torn into bite sized pieces
- 1/4 cup-1/2 cup turkey gravy (cold)
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Place the grilled flatbread pizza on a baking sheet.
- Top with the mashed potatoes and spread to 1/4” from the edge.
- Top with the green bean casserole and evenly spread out.
- Sprinkle over the stuffing pieces.
- Top with the cranberry relish.
- Sprinkle with the turkey pieces.
- Dollop the gravy over top – it doesn’t have to cover it completely.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the pizza is hot and bubble *the gravy will get soft and melt over the turkey and the crust will crisp up.
All of my ingredients were straight out of the fridge. So yes, they were cold.