THANKSGIVING PIZZA FEAST
November 23, 2012
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)
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, Grilling.com Guest Editor