Trends in food are at least as fun (to me, at least) to follow as trends in fashion. Like, the crazier they get the less I can look away. Like, all this trashing up of food lately is basically the coolest thing that could have happened because suddenly my most ridiculous throwings together of whatever I have in the fridge because I’m too tired or cheap to go out and shop in the middle of the week are cool all of a sudden. As are my horrendous run-on sentences apparently. So, yeah, this happened.
And now I know that I can toss all my Thanksgiving leftovers on pizza and all will be well in the world. You seriously have no idea. Who knew that what is, essentially, a pizza topped with, well, bread and cheese could be so good? Holy Carbs, Batman.
But I threw some bacon on there so…you know…protein.
You can use whatever pizza crust you like for this–I’m a devout user of Bob’s Red Mill GF crust mix and it never fails to please. I also used a GF stuffing mix but Stovetop would be just fine. (If you’re looking for a good GF mix, though, Trader Joe’s has a couple good ones!). Check back after the holidays, too, because I’m already claiming a good chunk of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce for what I’m thinking will be turkey, cranberry, and brie…maybe some other stuff, too
- 1 pizza crust (I use Bob's Red Mill GF Pizza Crust mix)
- 8 oz pack of stuffing
- 1 c chicken stock
- 6 slices of bacon, diced
- 1 c fresh cranberries
- 2 c shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 or 2 T olive oil
- Prepare your crust as needed.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook your bacon till crisp. Remove from heat and add the cranberries and chicken stock.
- Add the stuffing to the bacon mixture and toss to incorporate. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes or until the stuffing has absorbed all the liquid.
- Brush your crust with some olive oil.
- Add the stuffing mixture to the crust. Don't be afraid to pile it high!
- Add the cheese.
- Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is nicely browned.
I’m continuing to experiment with the new camera. I do feel like pictures are getting better! (At least better than the series of iphone pics I was using all summer…ugh). BUT it’s still a learning process…this little machine is so much smarter than I am. Now, if only I could bring daylight into my house at midnight when, let’s be honest, is the only time I’m ever productive in the kitchen.by