Thanksgiving Leftovers Never Tasted So Good!

Thanksgiving is in just TWO days. Are you ready? I am! I'm even a bit more excited for Thanksgiving than normal this year. 

Why, you ask? Well ... here's where we have a difference between "right" and "real." 

The "right" answer would be for me to say something like, "Oh I just have so much to be thankful for this year."

And while that's true, the REAL answer is, " We've been sampling awesome recipes from the Thanksgiving with a Twist menu from the Holiday Gatherings Collection, and I'm really excited to EAT!

After all, a girl like me doesn't get her figure by not eating delicious food! Ha!

Anyway, while this flatbread pizza might not be the main dish on most of your Thanksgiving dinner tables, it should get you excited about Thanksgiving leftovers. 

We always have leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Why not try this Thanksgiving leftover recipe and make something extraordinary out of them?

Check out this quick video or follow my step-by-step instructions below.

Here's the step-by-step how-to for this flatbread pizza: 

First, preheat your oven to 375°.

Then, set aside ¼ cup Bountiful Beer Bread Mix. Combine the remaining mix with ¾ cup hot water and 2 Tbsp. olive oil.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

I used a wooden spatula to mix my dough and finished by using my hands to make sure the last bit of the mix got fully incorporated. Set this aside to rest for about 15 minutes.

You're going to need some bacon for this recipe. If you have leftover bacon, maybe from a salad or another Thanksgiving dish, you can skip this step. But if you don't, this is a great time to get your bacon fried and cut into small pieces.

I fried up about 3 strips of thick-cut bacon.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Now, to shape the crust, start by sprinkling the reserved bread mix out on your surface. This will help prevent the dough from getting too sticky.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Begin rolling out the dough. If you don't have a rolling pin, you can also try using a large soup can to do this part.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

I had to sprinkle a bit of the excess bread mix on top of the crust periodically to keep the dough from sticking to my rolling pin.

While you're rolling, you'll quickly notice the shape will NOT be a perfect rectangle. That's OK! You might end up with odd pieces along the edges like this:

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

You can simply cut those off and add them in other areas to fill in any "holes" in an effort to make a more even edge. But rest assured, it does NOT have to be perfect.

Get it rolled out nice and thin (about 1/8 inch).

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Transfer the crust to a greased cookie sheet, and prick the dough all over with a fork to keep bubbles from forming while it bakes.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. I think I actually did mine for about 13 minutes, but I might not have rolled my crust as thin as I should have.

While the crust is still hot, you can start adding your toppings. Start with 1 cup cranberry sauce.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Then 1 cup chopped turkey.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Sprinkle ½ cup chopped, cooked bacon and ¼ cup chopped red onion.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

How gorgeous is all of that? Yum!

Next, just layer slices of provolone cheese over the top. It's OK if it overlaps in some areas and some areas are bare. I think it's more important to get close to the edges and try to cover the pizza as evenly as possible.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Bake this for another 10-12 minutes or until the cheese starts bubbling and browning.

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza Prep

Lastly, add some baby lettuce and maybe some crushed pecans to the top. Enjoy!
- Anna

Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza


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Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Pizza

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup cranberry relish
  • 1 cup chopped turkey
  • ½ cup cooked, chopped bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 8 oz. sliced provolone cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mixed baby lettuce

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Set aside ¼ cup Bountiful Beer Bread Mix®. Combine remaining bread mix, water and olive oil. Mix until soft dough forms. Set aside and let rest 15 minutes. Sprinkle reserved ¼ cup bread mix on a clean work surface. Place the dough on the work surface and press down. Roll the dough very thin (about 1/8-inch thick) using a rolling pin. Place on a greased baking sheet; prick with a fork all over to prevent crust from puffing while baking. Bake for 9-11 minutes until lightly browned.

Evenly sprinkle the cranberry relish, turkey, bacon and onion over the crust. Top with provolone cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Remove from oven and top with pecans and lettuce. Serves 12.

Tips and Hints

  • I used my bamboo cutting board to roll out my crust because it's about the same size as my baking sheet.
  • Whenever a recipe calls for cooked, crumbled or chopped bacon, I cut it into small strips before frying. I find it much easier that way and it fries quickly and evenly.
  • If your dough sticks to your work surface when you're trying to transfer it to your baking sheet, try lifting the corners with a spatula.
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