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Looking for a Thanksgiving leftovers recipe? Make this easy turkey pizza recipe with the leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast.

There is just so much good food to eat during the holidays that I always end up having some leftovers in the refrigerator that I’m not sure what to do with. 

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is knowing that I will be able to enjoy leftovers for a few days after the big meal. After all, I look forward to these foods all year, why not enjoy them as long as I possibly can?

Thanksgiving leftovers recipe turkey pizza

Of course, you can always heat them up the next day and enjoy them. But, sometimes I want something just a little bit different.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

There are lots of different types of food you might have left over after the holidays. But, in my home, it’s usually turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.

Thankfully, this delicious turkey pizza recipe uses all three of those ingredients. And, since Friday is often movie night, it’s the perfect time to make homemade pizza.

Thanksgiving leftovers recipe made with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cheese, crust, and herbs

What do I need for this recipe?

What type of crust should I use?

I like to use a cauliflower crust because it helps cut the carbs and it’s a great gluten-free alternative. But, you can use a traditional pie crust from the store. Or, you can make your own. Either of these options would work great for this recipe.

You may want to try this no yeast pizza dough. It’s one of our favorites.

Best cheese for this turkey pizza recipe

I used Havarti when I made this because I love the way it tastes with the cranberry sauce. But, you could definitely substitute something else if you prefer.

A combination of mozzarella and mild cheddar cheese would taste just as good. Or, you can use plain mozzarella for a more traditional pizza taste.

Can I add other leftovers? 

The more the merrier! You can certainly add other types of foods if you want to. I think adding a layer of creamy mashed potatoes under the stuffing would be a delicious combination. 

And, you could add a bit of turkey gravy to the top of the cheese as well.  Go ahead and experiment until you find the perfect combination your family loves.

How can I store leftover pizza?

This is one of our favorite Thanksgiving leftovers recipes. So, we don’t usually have an extra to save for another day.

But, if you do, you can wrap each individual piece of turkey pizza in plastic wrap or tin foil. Then, store it in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.

If you want to store it for longer than that, place the wrapped pieces in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer. They will be good for up to six months. To defrost it, let it thaw in the refrigerator. And, heat it up in the oven or microwave.

Turkey Pizza Thanksgivnig leftovers reccipe sliced with a pizza cutter lying next to the pizza

More Thanksgiving leftovers recipes

If you would like a few more ideas of what to do with your extra turkey, check out these grilled chicken recipes. You could easily substitute any type of poultry.

Leftover mashed potatoes could easily be used in this Shepherd’s Pie recipe. And, you could add extra vegetables if you have them as well.

And, did you know that cranberry sauce or compote is one of our favorite waffle toppings? Try it today and you’ll see why.

Turkey pizza made with leftover Thanksgiving food like turkey, cranberry sauce, and more.

More easy pizza recipes

If you enjoyed this Thanksgiving leftovers recipe, try one of these pizza recipes next.

Crescent roll pizza will be a new family favorite in your house. It’s easy to make, easy to customize with your favorite flavors, and made using one pan, easy to clean up!

This breakfast pizza recipe is amazing, tasty, and a perfect way to kick off a weekend! The pizza crust is piled high with delicious breakfast toppings like eggs, sausage, and cheese.

This Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is perfect for family pizza night. A quick and easy recipe that will feed the whole fam, and tastes delicious too!

Looking for something different to do? Why not try a backyard barbecue pizza party. I have just the recipe to take center stage.

Turkey pizza recipe

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe, Turkey Pizza

Turkey pizza made with Thanksgiving leftovers
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients

  • 1 Pizza crust Homemade or refrigerated store bought
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 cups Turkey leftovers
  • 1 cup Leftover stuffing
  • 1/3 cup Cranberry sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp Thyme
  • 1/2 Tbsp Rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat oven as instructed on your pizza crust packaging/recipe
  • Arrange crust on a large baking sheet (use parchment paper for more even baking); brush with oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  • Top the crust with leftover turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cheese, and rosemary.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or as instructed on your pizza crust packaging/recipe.

Notes

Use cauliflower crust to make this Thanksgiving leftovers recipe a little better for you!

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