Creative turkey leftovers mean Thanksgiving-style pizza

Creative turkey leftovers mean Thanksgiving-style pizza

I have the perfect vehicle for turkey leftovers: Thanksgiving pizza. You saw this coming, right?

The first day of turkey leftovers fell on a Friday, the day we usually eat homemade pizza, which is why we decided to try it.

Here's how we made it: I found a recipe for fluffy dinner rolls and refrigerated it overnight. In hindsight, this wasn't the best idea - we should've used a pizza crust recipe instead. The roll recipe was too dense.

To make the pizza, I spread a can of cranberry sauce on the dough, topped it with a package of shredded Parmesan cheese and added shreds of turkey and chunks of butternut squash. The key to the pizza's best flavor is distributing the turkey as evenly as possible. We had a couple of spots without it, and it just tasted like cranberry sauce on bread.

I'm not a big gravy fan, but a gravy packet came with the turkey. I cooked it up with the turkey drippings and we used it for for dipping. It was the perfect salty, savory addition - Rob and I agreed that it made the dish.

A couple people - especially my mom - wrinkled up their noses when I mentioned Thanksgiving pizza. But it was so good. I can't wait until November so we can make it again. It was definitely a fun way to re-imagine leftovers.

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