This comforting meal is perfect for a busy weeknight – with only five minutes of prep, you’ll have a dinner packed with fall flavors thanks to a few simple ingredients and the magic of the slow cooker.
The star of this recipe is the cranberry sauce – which also makes it an ideal use for any cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving dinner!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Spending a day with family eating and counting our blessings is totally my jam. I’ve already been planning my menu for the year – and if you haven’t yet, we’ve got you covered!
This month’s recipe round-up is Thanksgiving themed. From basic go-to dishes to nontraditional desserts to ways to use up leftovers, we’ve got a little of everything for you below!
Don’t forget to check back at the end of each month to see the next themed round-up to help you with your meal ideas and menu planning! Keep reading to see all the November ideas.
I’ve always preferred to reimagine my turkey leftovers into non-Thanksgiving fare – like Turkey Cranchiladas or Turkey and Chorizo Hash – and this pizza fits right in. The cranberry sauce gives you a slightly sweet, slightly tart edge to your barbecue sauce – and it pairs awesome with the turkey and cheese.
This is a great dish to make at the end of the weekend when your turkey and stuffing sandwiches are getting tired!
(Leftover) Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza (slightly adapted from Recipe Runner) Makes 1 12″ Pizza
1/2 lb. pizza dough
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
3 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
1 cup turkey, shredded
1 1/2 cups mozzarella
2 Tbsp. red onion, thinly sliced
Chopped cilantro, to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
Roll out the pizza dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.
In a small bowl, stir together the cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce and spread over the crust. Top with turkey, cheese, and red onion.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the crust is golden.
Top with cilantro and serve.
Looking for more leftover ideas? I’ve teamed up with a bunch of great bloggers today to share lots of great ways to use up your leftovers: