Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza: Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese, Turkey

by Marla on November 19, 2011 · 55 comments

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Remember my Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Coconut recipe? Somewhere along the way that mash called out to be used on pizza. Sweet Potato Pizza. A unique, fabulous and fun way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers.

Go ahead and bookmark this for the day after & for Project Lunch Box….you can thank me later.

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Those are the sweet potatoes you will use. Or use your own.

Pizza is just an edible plate” I heard that on the Food Network and I fell in love. A truly genius statement spoken by Troy Johnson from the show Crave. He calls pizza “Edible Frisbees of Glee”

Agreed.

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Please don’t forget the nuts. Never forget the nuts…

Pizza toppings can run the gamut from traditional Margherita (tomatoes, basil and cheese) to anything and everything your mind can think up. My mind dreams up all kinds of wild things like these here and my Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Grilled Pizzas.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

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That is why I experimented with creamy, delicately sweetened mashed sweet potatoes, tangy goat cheese and sweet dried black Mission figs.

I have to admit that Thanksgiving leftovers are my favorite part of the holiday. Sure I love sitting down to a big turkey day feast, but it is that special feeling of being able to reach into the refrigerator to grab food that is…

Well prepped and ready for action.

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I feel like I am at a fancy delicatessen when all of that food is in our fridge. When I was growing up we would go to Ina Garton’s Barefoot Contessa in the Hampton’s and Dean and Deluca in NYC. I could see this recipe as the kind of food they would have there.

It was always delightful to look into the case of freshly prepared foods.

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What are you going to do with those Thanksgiving and holiday leftovers?

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese, Turkey & Fig Pizzas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 8 mini pizzas

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese, Turkey & Fig Pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (I like Trader Joe's dough. You can also use your favorite gluten free dough recipe) divide into 8 equal portions
  • leftover Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • leftover Turkey, shredded
  • a few ounces of Goat Cheese, crumble with your fingers
  • a few handfuls chopped Dried Black Mission Figs
  • a few handfuls of chopped Nuts (Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, etc)
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Optional Garnishes
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Dried or fresh Figs
  • Dried Cranberries

Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. Shape pizza dough rounds and layer on mashed sweet potatoes, turkey, goat cheese, figs and nuts. Bake about 12 minutes until cheese has melted and the dough has cooked through. You can also toast a little at the end by heating under a low broiler. Watch carefully if you do this, they can easily burn.
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