Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday, a time to be with family and friends, all gathered to celebrate the many reasons we are thankful for the invention of pizza. Thanksgiving is all about homemade meals, your grandmother's special gravy, and of course the many Thanksgiving pizza recipes we can make with the leftovers. Join us as we celebrate a new Thanksgiving season with pizza recipes worth sharing with friends and family.
Surprising Facts about Pizza & Thanksgiving
First of all, let’s talk about a few surprising facts about pizza and Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is not all about the turkey. For example, did you know Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days for pizza deliveries in the country? Yes, you read that right. Thanksgiving is right there after Halloween and the Super Bowl.
It turns out, as families across the country (and the globe) gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, their kitchens are usually stuffed with other dishes. The oven holds the turkey, the stoves hold the gravy, mashed potatoes, and so on. All this cooking prep leaves zero space for other meals, which is why pizza comes to the rescue.
While your family cooks Thanksgiving dinner, you can all enjoy a delicious pizza meal as you wait for the turkey.
Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza Ideas
After Thanksgiving, we know most of you end up with tons of leftovers and are eating turkey and stuffing for at least a whole other week. Use your leftovers to create a new pizza experience.
Here are some ideas to use your Thanksgiving leftovers with pizza:
- Order a BBQ Chicken Pizza, add some leftover turkey for extra protein
- Get a Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, add more turkey and drizzle some stuffing on top
- Order a Veggie Pizza, add leftover Brussels sprouts and some gravy
If you are brave enough to try other combinations, we suggest adding turkey to our Asian Chicken pizza or even the Buffalo Chicken Pizza for an out-of-the-box pizza Thanksgiving recipe.
Howie Wings® Thanksgiving Platter
Odds are by day three after Thanksgiving you will never want to eat turkey again. We get that. That’s why we move towards chicken wings instead. We’re not going to say you need to pick a specific Howie Wings® flavor. After all, how can you choose with so many delicious flavors? But we think our original Howie Wings® and the BBQ Howie Wings® are an excellent place to start.
Here is how to set up your Howie Wings® Thanksgiving Platter:
- Step 1: Choose your favorite Howie Wings® flavor
- Step 2: Add leftover mashed potatoes and gravy on the side
- Step 3: Finish with leftover Brussels sprouts or pick a fresh salad to balance your plate
The Howie Wings® Thanksgiving Platter is the perfect dish if you’re planning to host a Friendsgiving party this year.
Oven-Baked Subs for Thanksgiving
Another idea for using your turkey leftovers is to stuff a delicious sub with even more turkey. If we’re being honest, the possibilities here are just endless. After all, every sub overstuffed with more turkey is pure magic. Subs are perfect for Thanksgiving picnics, potlucks, and other on-the-go Thanksgiving plans.
Here are some Thanksgiving oven-baked sub-recipes:
- Add leftover turkey to a Pizza Deluxe Sub
- Stuff a Turkey Club Sub with leftover turkey slices
- Add leftover turkey to a Veggie Sub
We don’t know how this will go, but we can imagine a Veggie Sub with leftover turkey and some cranberry sauce drizzled on top.
Cinnamon Howie Bread® Thanksgiving Edition
Of course, we have to finish our Thanksgiving dinner with dessert. For that, we have the one and only Cinnamon Howie Bread®. The perfect blend of buttered bread sticks, with cinnamon sugar and the most magical sweet icing on top.
But since we’re talking about a Thanksgiving dinner here, we have to upgrade this sweet dessert. To top it off, drizzle cranberry sauce on top, or set it on the side for dipping. The result? The ultimate Thanksgiving dessert.
Thanksgiving pizza recipes make everything just that much exciting and fun. Whether you are looking to start a new family tradition with pizza, or you are heading to a Friendsgiving dinner this year, or you are looking what to do with all your leftovers, these recipe ideas will satisfy your cravings.