Cranberry BBQ Turkey Pizza
Need a new way to spruce up those Thanksgiving leftovers? Well, look no further because this ultimate pizza is made with turkey, Brussels sprouts and includes a savory makeover to your traditional cranberry sauce. This pizza will make you wish it was Thanksgiving every week.Yield:
1 cup shredded leftover turkey meat
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh Brussels sprout leaves
1/2 large red onion, sliced
1 jalapeño, sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
Cranberry BBQ Sauce:
1 cup leftover cranberry sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of celery seed
Salt and pepper, as needed
Homemade Pizza Dough:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup warm water
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
To Make Pizza Dough:
- Mix water and yeast in a large bowl and stir until yeast is completely dissolved. Set the bowl aside for 15 minutes.
- When ready, add all the remaining pizza dough ingredients to the bowl and stir with a spoon until the ingredients start to clump together. Use your grip and fists to knead the dough into one solid moist ball. Feel free to add additional flour if needed.
- Sprinkle approximately ¼ teaspoon of olive oil onto the dough ball and lightly rub around the entire exterior surface. Place the dough back into the bowl and cover it with a towel for 45 minutes. The dough should double in size.
- When the dough is done rising, it’s time to roll it out. Lightly flour a counter or large cutting board. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out evenly; shape is up to you. Place the pizza on a lightly greased sheet pan until ready to layer on the toppings.
- Add leftover cranberry sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, water, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Taste BBQ sauce and add salt and pepper as needed.
- Add half the cranberry BBQ sauce to the shredded turkey meat in a separate warm pan and stir. Reserve the remaining cranberry BBQ sauce to go straight onto the pizza.
- Preheat the oven broiler. Heat olive oil in a small, oven-safe frying pan on medium high heat. Add in Brussels leaves and toss frequently for 4 minutes. Add ¼ teaspoon of salt and toss for 1 more minute. Then add Brussels to the oven for 5 minutes to achieve a light char. Watch closely so that they don’t burn then remove them from the oven. Then reduce the oven heat to 425°F for the pizza to bake.
- Brush on one thin layer of the cranberry sauce around the pizza leaving at least a ½ inch perimeter uncovered. Then layer on the mozzarella cheese, cranberry BBQ chicken, onions, jalapeños.
- Brush the perimeter of the pizza with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Place pizza in 425°F oven for 25 minutes and when done, remove pizza from oven and scatter roasted Brussels sprout leaves over the top. Serve warm!