Thanksgiving Lover's Pizza Recipe
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Thanksgiving Lover's Pizza Recipe

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Got Thanksgiving Day leftovers? Forget ho-hum turkey sandwiches and try this unique take on pizza instead. Get creative with different variations: use whole berry or jelly cranberry sauce; add dollops of mashed potatoes on top; drizzle with turkey gravy; sprinkle with stuffing or dressing; or try unique pizza crust varieties. —Carla Parker, Anderson, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 medium sweet potato, baked, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Stir in turkey, thyme, sage, salt and pepper.
  2. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet. Top with cranberry sauce, turkey mixture, sweet potato, cheeses and cranberries; sprinkle with rosemary. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To prepare potato, scrub potato and pierce several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high 8-10 minutes or until tender, turning once.
Originally published as Thanksgiving Lover's Pizza in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p119

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