Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza

So it’s been nearly a week since Vegan Thanksgiving and maybe you still have leftovers. Or you don’t, and will file this recipe away for next year. Thanksgiving leftovers typically go in a sandwich or straight into your face, but have you ever thought of putting them on a pizza?

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza

Leftovers pizza is much better than a leftovers sandwich. It’s a giant open-faced leftovers sandwich topped with melty cheese and roasted in the oven. This is how I used my Thanksgiving leftovers, and it may or may not have been devoured in a day and a half.

This recipe is more of a set of guidelines because you can use whatever leftovers you have. That’s the beauty of it. Using gravy instead of marinara set the stage for all of your chopped roasted veggies, mashed potato dollops, and sliced not-turkey roast. Cover the toppings with cheese and chopped garlic to take this back to pizza land, and indulge in Vegan Thanksgiving: The Sequel. Maybe even make a Deep Dish Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza? Whoa.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza
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Vegan Thanksgiving leftovers, on a pizza!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, American
Serves: 1 pizza
  • Your favorite pizza dough recipe for 1 pie, prepared
  • 1 1/2 cups gravy (this is your sauce)
Toppings/dinner leftovers
  • Seitan or Tofurky-type roast, sliced
  • Stuffing
  • Dollops of mashed potatoes, regular and sweet potato
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Green beans
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Vegan mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Dried rubbed sage
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Roll out your pizza dough and place on a baking sheet or pizza stone sprinkled with cornmeal.
  3. Spread gravy all over your rolled out pizza dough. Top with all of your preferred toppings.
  4. Cover with vegan cheese (you may want to go light on this since the pizza already has a lot going on), then sprinkle with chopped garlic, sage, and pepper.
  5. Bake for 10-14 minutes, depending on the size and shape of your pizza, or until the crust is golden.
  6. Slice and eat with your leftover desserts from Thanksgiving. Perhaps even serve your slices with sides of gravy and cranberry sauce to really go all out.
I’d suggest leaving off the pumpkin pie (perhaps opting for roasted squash), but hey, you do you. Send me a photo.

Here it is in all its glory:

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza

What is your favorite way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers?

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Kelly Peloza is the blogger and photographer at Seitan Beats Your Meat, and the author of two vegan cookbooks: The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, and Cheers to Vegan Sweets.

She lives in Chicago and runs a photography business called Kelly Peloza Photo.

One Reply to “Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza”

  1. Such a great idea! I firmly believe that anything can go on a pizza, and this seems like the best thing to do with leftovers!

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