Thanksgiving Pizza: Mix Up Your Traditional Dinner
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Thanksgiving Pizza: Mix Up Your Traditional Dinner

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, primarily because it involves nothing more than eating (oh and, um, giving thanks). Now, I don’t want to mess with anyone’s style here - I know how uptight people are about their traditional Thanksgiving meals - but I just made Thanksgiving In A Pizza, and it was quite delicious. Yes, it could be a fun way to mix things up at your house this year; but, if that’s too much too soon for you, consider it a new idea for eating leftovers.



Ingredients:

  1. One can of crescent rolls
  2. Mashed potatoes
  3. Chopped turkey
  4. Stuffing
  5. Gravy
  6. Shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees, then unroll crescent rolls and break into four squares (two crescent triangles in each square).
  2. Roll the squares into balls and, with your fingers, begin kneeding and flattening into a pizza crust shape. I found it was easier to do this if, once semi-flat, I laid it directly onto the pan to stretch. Your final crust should be about 4-5” in diameter.
  3. Spread mashed potatoes over each crust.
  4. Top mashed potatoes with your chopped turkey meat.
  5. Spoon stuffing on top of the turkey (optional to combine steps 4 & 5 and mix stuffing with turkey before topping).
  6. If you are so inclined, sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. (It’s still delicious without the cheese as well.)
  7. Cook for ~20 minutes at 350 degrees or until edges are golden brown. Different types of crescent rolls/biscuits may call for different cooking times. I had to double what they suggested on my package since there were essentially two rolls/pizza.
  8. Once cooked, top with warm gravy and serve.

This is also a great recipe if you’re alone this year, or your kids are picky about their Thanksgiving dinner. I didn’t even pre-make any of these ingredients - I purchased them from the hot food bar at Whole Foods. It cost me about $15 for everything, which ended up enabling me to make four delicious mini pizzas to enjoy. And yes, my stomach was thankful.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, primarily because it involves nothing more than eating (oh and, um, giving thanks). Now, I don’t want to mess with anyone’s style here – I know how uptight people are about their traditional Thanksgiving meals – but I just made Thanksgiving In A Pizza, and it was quite delicious. Yes, it could be a fun way to mix things up at your house this year; but, if that’s too much too soon for you, consider it a new idea for eating leftovers.

Ingredients:

  1. One can of crescent rolls
  2. Mashed potatoes
  3. Chopped turkey
  4. Stuffing
  5. Gravy
  6. Shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees, then unroll crescent rolls and break into four squares (two crescent triangles in each square).
  2. Roll the squares into balls and, with your fingers, begin kneeding and flattening into a pizza crust shape. I found it was easier to do this if, once semi-flat, I laid it directly onto the pan to stretch. Your final crust should be about 4-5” in diameter.
  3. Spread mashed potatoes over each crust.
  4. Top mashed potatoes with your chopped turkey meat.
  5. Spoon stuffing on top of the turkey (optional to combine steps 4 & 5 and mix stuffing with turkey before topping).
  6. If you are so inclined, sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. (It’s still delicious without the cheese as well.)
  7. Cook for ~20 minutes at 350 degrees or until edges are golden brown. Different types of crescent rolls/biscuits may call for different cooking times. I had to double what they suggested on my package since there were essentially two rolls/pizza.
  8. Once cooked, top with warm gravy and serve.

This is also a great recipe if you’re alone this year, or your kids are picky about their Thanksgiving dinner. I didn’t even pre-make any of these ingredients – I purchased them from the hot food bar at Whole Foods. It cost me about $15 for everything, which ended up enabling me to make four delicious mini pizzas to enjoy. And yes, my stomach was thankful.