November 23, 2012

grilled thanksgiving pizza on pizza stone

So the Thanksgiving meal is over and the last dish has been put away.  Time for a nap?  Heck no!  It’s time to start thinking about what can be done with all of those amazing leftovers.  Personally, I’m firing up the grill one more time for a Thanksgiving Pizza Feast.



One pound store bought fresh pizza dough (available in the cheese section of many stores)

1 cup leftover Thanksgiving gravy

2 cups leftover Thanksgiving stuffing, rolled in to individual ¾ inch balls

2 cups shredded leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat

½ cup leftover cranberry sauce

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)

thanksgiving-themed grilled pizza

Preheat grill to 500+ degrees with lid closed, placing a pizza stone on the grill to pre-heat.  While heating, roll dough in to a round on a clean flour dusted surface.  Top the dough with a coating of gravy, followed by the stuffing balls, shredded turkey and dollops of cranberry sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Using a pizza peel*, move the pizza on to the pizza stone, close grill lid and allow to cook for approximately 10 minutes until pizza crust is browned and crisped.  Remove, slice and serve.

(*note:  If you don’t have a pizza stone and peel, simply divide dough in to smaller and easier to work with rounds.  Oil one side of the round and pre-grill the dough on each side until very slightly browned, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.  Remove, add toppings and return the grill.  Close the lid and allow the ingredients to heat and pizza to crisp for roughly 5 minutes).


By Clint Cantwell, Guest Editor

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