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Thanksgiving Stromboli


  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough, such as Pillsbury brand

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or cornmeal

  • 1 cup leftover cranberry sauce

  • 3 cups leftover turkey, shredded

  • 2 cups leftover stuffing

  • 2 cups aged white cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 2 cups leftover gravy


Pre-heat oven to 400°F

Break open the tube of dough and remove it from container. Dust your hands and lightly coat the dough with flour or cornmeal, then roll it out onto work surface. Stretch the dough out gently so that is an inch larger than when you first take it out of the roll (but in the same rectangle shape that it has initially). Spread the cranberry sauce in an even layer over the dough, making sure to leave an inch border around the circumference of the rectangle.

Layer the turkey and stuffing down the middle of the dough going from one corner to the opposite corner in a diagonal line. Cover the turkey and stuffing with the cheddar. Bring one corner of the dough up over the turkey mixture, then roll the dough on an angle to make a long roll that is thick in the middle and thinner on each end. You should have turkey mixture running down the middle with some filling exposed at each end.

Brush the stromboli with EVOO, then sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and pat them into the dough. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until evenly golden. Serve with leftover hot gravy alongside.