BBQ Turkey Flatbread Pizza

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Here’s a recipe that will give leftover turkey or chicken a face lift and no one will ever know.

I’m loving flatbread pizzas lately made with a thin version of flatbread pizza crust.

Thin flatbread is especially tasty because it gets nice and crispy when baked.

This pizza is made with a southwestern flare to it and I can’t help but think of a girlfriend of mine when I made it.

She’s from Pennsylvania and was living in California for a while.

Whenever we would go out to lunch together (in California) she would always say that everything in California has corn in it.

The sound of her voice was so funny because it had the tone of being absolutely amazed and astonished. She would go on and on about how she couldn’t even order a salad without corn in it.

It was so funny to me because I think she was a corn magnet. She was right, no matter where we would go there was corn either in the recipe or decorating the plate.

It’s actually something I hadn’t noticed before but it made me laugh every time she said it because it was so true.

I can still hear her voice saying that and I’m laughing at this very moment as I write this.

You know I thought of her with every corn kernel I put on this pizza.

The least I could have done was grill the corn before putting it on this pizza in honor of my friend.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season and thank you so much for stopping by.

So let’s check out the ingredients.

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Thin flatbread pizza crust, leftover cooked turkey (or chicken), barbecue sauce, Monterey jack cheese, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, pepper, cilantro and ranch dressing.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

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In a small bowl add the turkey and the bbq sauce.

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Stir together and set aside.

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In a small bowl add the ranch dressing and bbq sauce.

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Stir together and set aside.

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Shred the cheese and set aside for just a moment.

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On a large cookie sheet, add the flatbread pizza crusts.  Top with the cheese…

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…black beans,

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corn (my friend’s favorite ingredient),

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red bell pepper,

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and onion.

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Add the pepper evenly over the toppings.

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Top with the bbq turkey.

Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese melts and the edges of the flatbread start to brown (about 10 minutes).

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Remove from the oven and top with cilantro.

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Using a pizza cutter, cut the pizza in triangular pieces.

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Next,

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Drizzle the bbq ranch sauce on top…

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…serve while hot, and enjoy.

BBQ Turkey Flatbread Pizza

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 thin flatbread pizza crusts
2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
½ cup barbecue sauce (for the turkey)
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 cup canned black beans, drained
½ cup canned corn, drained
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
¼ cup chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
3/4 cup ranch dressing
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce (for the dressing)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl add the turkey and the bbq sauce. Stir together and set aside. In a small bowl add the ranch dressing and bbq sauce. Stir together and set aside. On a large cookie sheet, add the flatbread pizza crusts. Top with the cheese, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, and onion. Add the pepper evenly over the toppings. Top with the bbq turkey. Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese melts and the edges of the flatbread start to brown (about 10 minutes). Remove from the oven and top with cilantro. Using a pizza cutter, cut the pizza into triangular pieces. Drizzle the bbq ranch sauce on top and serve while hot.

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2 Responses to “BBQ Turkey Flatbread Pizza”

  1. Carole — December 24, 2014 @ 9:58 am (#
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    I do not love corn, but I love the fact that you think of me when you see it.! I ordered a turkey reuben sandwich in California and there was corn on it! What the heck is up with that??? Merry Christmas my friend!

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    • Nancy — December 24th, 2014 @ 10:16 am

      Hi Carole, this post was in honor of you! Merry Christmas back to you my friend!

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