The Ultimate Thanksgiving BiteT
his is the ULTIMATE Thanksgiving leftovers meal. This Thanksgiving pizza has the best of it all. In every single bite. Thin crust pizza layered with tart cranberry sauce, covered in shredded turkey, then a layer of savory stuffing and finally smothered with cheddar cheese and of course, gravy! I don’t think it gets much better than this.
This Thanksgiving pizza made it’s first debut at a Friendsgiving party where I had never made anything like it before. I remember it clearly, that night when Thanksgiving pizza first came into our lives. Everyone was gathered around the fire pit talking and laughing and I disappeared into the kitchen to attempt to make what I called an experiment. I returned 15 minutes later with my first Thanksgiving pizza. Well, that first pizza is still being talked about today!
This Thanksgiving pizza is packed with all the flavors of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes so that every bite, really is the best bite! Even better, it’s so simple and a really fun way to use up those leftovers. I’ll tell you now, plan to make two because it’s really good!
I like to use Stonefire pizza crust for this. It’s a thin crust, but more like a flatbread so it can hold up to the ingredients. If you can’t find Stonefire, just be sure to choose a flatbread crust that can support the amount and type of ingredients.
The absolute best way to use up leftovers is to make a Thanksgiving Pizza!
- 1 pizza crust Recommended: Stonefire Round Pizza Crust
- 1/2 cup Cranberry sauce
- 1.5-2 cups Cooked turkey, Shredded
- 2- 2.5 cups Sharp White Cheddar, Shredded
- 1.5-2 cups Stuffing, Cooked
- 1.2 cup Gravy
Preheat oven (or grill!) according to package instructions. Typically this is about 425 degrees F.
Spread a layer of cranberry sauce on the pizza crust.
Next, layer and lightly press the shredded turkey on top of the cranberry sauce.
Add the stuffing on top of the turkey, and again, light press down as you work your way around the pizza.
Top with shredded cheese (use a heavy hand with the cheese) and bake directly on oven rack or grill for about 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
While the pizza is cooking, heat up the gravy.
Top the pizza with a generous swirl of gravy. Garnish with parsley. Slice. Serve hot.