Trends in food are at least as fun to follow as trends in fashion. Like, the crazier they get the harder it is to look away. And all this trashing up of food this year is basically the best thing that could have happened to me…suddenly my most ridiculous throwings together of whatever I have in the fridge because I’m too tired/cheap/lazy to go out and shop in the middle of the week are suddenly cool. As are my horrendous run-on sentences. So, anyway, 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