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After Christmas Brunch Braid


Pizza dough won’t know what hit it with these yummy leftovers. Classic holiday flavours are packed into this braided pizza bundle for a new meal idea. Have extra cranberry sauce nearby to serve with it. Or if you are feeling more classic, have some pizza or pasta sauce at the table–both will taste great.

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  • 1 1/2 pound package pizza dough (675g)
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce (125ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup cooked mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups bread stuffing
  • 3/4 cup provolone cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper


Servings 6


Step 1

Roll pizza dough out on floured surface to form a 16×12-inch rectangle. Let dough rest in between rolling to stretch out. Place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and reshape.

Stir together cranberry sauce and oregano and spread over centre of rectangle leaving a 2-inch border at short ends and a 3-inch border at the long ends. Sprinkle with mashed potatoes.

Preheat oven to 400F.

Combine turkey, stuffing, cheese, parsley and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread evenly over top mashed potatoes.

Cut diagonal strips about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long into the long ends. Crisscross strips over filling to get a braided look. Brush dough with oil and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

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