Before I had my RNY Gastric Bypass surgery in July 2008, my favorite thing about Thanksgiving leftovers was taking some turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce and making a sandwich on smushy white bread with lots of mayonnaise. This may not sound like a great combination, but oh my Martha is it tasty together.
I probably couldn’t even handle half of one these days, for which I am thankful, but it’s one of those “food memories” I wanted to find a way to re-create. Y’all know what that means! Yep, to the “lab” for some experimenting. On a side note, my kitchen now has a new larger fridge and a dishwasher, this benefits y’all more than you may realize!
S’anyway, I was thinking on this idea, and originally I was going to make the same sandwich on an Arnold Thin. But then I thought, “Nahhh”, because to me the white bread and mayo are part of what makes this sandwich so divine. Then, as I was testing out the new Arnold “Artisan Ovens” Flatbreads, I had a moment of inspiration. How about a Thanksgiving PIZZA????
By George, it is DELICIOUS!!! Even the vegetarian scarfed it down, he picked the turkey off his slices. Here’s how I did it:
Jen’s Gobble It Down Pizza
Ingredients: (for 2 pizzas, yields 12 small square slices)
2 Arnold Multigrain Flatbread thins
4 tbsp leftover Jen’s Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce (jellied or whole berry is fine, your choice)
2 tbsp mayonnaise (light is ok, but don’t use fat free or it will taste “off”)
4 oz leftover roast turkey or chicken breast, cut into small pieces or shredded
2 oz leftover stuffing
1 cup shredded Italian 6-cheese blend
In a small bowl, whisk together the cranberry sauce and mayonnaise. Spread half of the mixture evenly over each flatbread, this is your pizza “sauce.”
Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted. The pic at the beginning of the post is the finished pizza, fresh out of the oven.
Let cool slightly, then cut each pizza into 6 squares for serving. Don’t forget, the cook gets the first bite! Delicious!
Don’t want to serve them now? Assemble the pizzas but don’t bake. Instead, freeze them in airtight freezer bags, then the next time guests stop by unannounced or you kids want a quick snack, you’re all set! Pull the pizzas out of the freezer then bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
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