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Crispy Leftover Turkey Alfredo Pizza

Updated on December 10, 2013
Crispy Leftover Turkey Alfredo Pizza
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So I’m sure you’ve already read all of the leftover turkey dish recipes posted all over the web. But there’s no way you’ve heard of this one!

So I’m sitting here at the computer day in and day out writing articles and watching Christmas movies, simultaneously decorating for Christmas and addressing Christmas cards during the commercials, and I realize just how many pizza commercials there are during the holidays. Lol

Every night since we got back home from visiting family over Thanksgiving, we’ve tried to come up with great Thanksgiving leftover recipes so we can continue enjoying our leftover turkey for as long as possible.

Yes, we traveled to visit family for the holidays and didn’t actually have turkey here at our house, but that was easily remedied upon arriving back home. Just because we didn’t have Thanksgiving here doesn’t mean that we don’t deserve leftover Thanksgiving dishes, does it?

So every night we end up talking about pizza. But ordering out just doesn’t make sense when we have food here we can be enjoying, and save ourselves a little money at just the time of year when we need it the most. Stamps and gifts are expensive!

So last night we decided that we would yet again make our own pizza. However, instead of having our traditional half and half Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza and veggie pizza on our Quick and Easy Homemade Pizza Crust, we decided to take advantage of our leftover turkey and make something unique.

These great pizza can be grilled on the outdoor bbq grill or baked in the oven. But seeing as how it’s been in the 10s and 20s outside lately, in the oven sounds wonderful for staying warm inside and even warming up the house a bit with the oven.

Once again, taking into account what we learned with our Delicious Leftover Turkey Enchiladas, lighter flavors and shredded turkey work best for bringing out the unique flavors of your turkey meat.

So why not go with tried and true classic flavors to really make your turkey stand out? Creamy alfredo sauce, Swiss cheese, and spinach are the perfect palette for this delicious leftover turkey pizza recipe.

And boy was it amazing!!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves about 8 people 1 slice of pizza

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups shredded turkey meat
  • 1 package refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 cups alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded spinach
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Prepare a pizza pan by spraying it generously with cooking spray.
  2. Whether you use a prepared refrigerated pizza dough, or make your own from home, I highly recommend that you cook it for at least 6 minutes or so ahead of time.
  3. This ensures that your crust is firm enough to hold up to all of the wonderful cheeses and toppings you will put on it, and also makes sure that the center of your crust gets fully cooked in the process and isn’t still mushy once your pizza is done.
  4. Once your pizza dough has cooked and is cooled, spread your alfredo sauce thickly over the entire pizza crust.
  5. Next shred large pieces of your turkey breast into small pieces. You will want to shred approximately 1-2 cups of meat altogether.
  6. Sprinkle this evenly over your entire pizza.
  7. Next, shred your spinach into small pieces, or you could gather it up in bunches and julienne your spinach, which simply means to cut it into long thin slices.
  8. Spread this evenly over your alfredo and turkey.
  9. If you’d like your pizza to have a little bit of a kick, or be just a tad bit spicy, sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes over the top.
  10. Now cover your delectable creation with 1 cup of Swiss cheese.
  11. Pop your pizza in the oven and cook for about 12 minutes, when the cheese on top has melted and the crust is golden brown and crispy.
  12. Finally, when your pizza is done, top it with your Parmesan cheese. I can’t usually stop with just 2 tablespoons, but I’m kind of a cheese-aholic.
  13. Enjoy! Yummy! Yummy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice of pizza
Calories 316
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 19 g38%
Cholesterol 39 mg13%
Sodium 837 mg35%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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So you’re not exactly a spinach kind of person, or you want a little more on your pizza. Not a problem!

Toss some sliced mushrooms and green peppers on your pizza for a little more flavor and a lot more crunch. These lightly flavored vegetables will provide a delicious complement to your turkey pizza.

Not one for all of the crazy veggies, try just using a nicely sliced or diced white onion. The flavor is still light, but will give your pizza that traditional pizza taste without all of the crazy vegetables.

My husband is not a veggie person at all (you could pile them all on for me), but for him some nice onions add just the perfect flavoring to give this pizza exactly what it needed without being completely bare.

Need a gluten-free option? Try my Delicious Gluten-Free Pizza Crust. Every else is already gluten-free for you!

If you’re worried, just make sure that all of the ingredients you are purchasing fall into the gluten-free family of ingredients, and are made in a gluten-free environment.

But don’t let your leftover turkey adventures stop here! Try my Incredible Leftover Turkey Chili, Delicious Leftover Turkey Enchiladas, Scrumptious Leftover Turkey Meatballs, Best Ever Leftover Turkey Pot Pie, and Juicy Leftover Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf.

Enjoy and let me know how it turns out for you!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thank you for the wonderful comment! It was just an experiment that happened to turn out wonderful! I'm so glad you liked it. :)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 3 years ago from USA

      The recipe looks unique and delicious. I have never had turkey on pizza. I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Best, Journey *

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      I agree! :) And this one was especially delicious. Yeah, sorry for the delay. I had all of these great recipes ready to publish right after returning from our trip, but have been deathly sick on the couch. lol

      They're a little late in the running, but hopefully I can catch up. :)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great recipe Victoria. All our turkey is gone but I'm sure we'll have another one for Christmas. I will definitely remember this recipe. I love alfredo and I love pizza....toss in some turkey and it is culinary heaven. :)