Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday: Turkey Thanksgiving Stromboli

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable… and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!


This week I bought a huge turkey? Why? I think it is my craving for comfort food. I also think the $.98 a pound price made it a huge value. The problem is what do you do with all that turkey? I am going to make turkey salad with cranberries and raisins for lunch. Then I needed to find another dinner recipe. I will also pass some on to Renae. I have a plan going on cook for her and get some fresh veggies in return. It is so much fun to barter! Think outside of the box and Spend less.

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.

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