Lunch Recipe: Leftover Turkey Pita Pizza

It was just my husband and I for the holidays this year and I miraculously made the perfect amount of everything for Christmas dinner.

I bought a 4.3 kg local, antibiotic-free, grain-fed turkey from JD Farms Specialty Turkey, and for four days we ate turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

All that was left today was a large handful of leftover turkey, which I planned on doing something with for lunch.

I felt like staying in my pajamas – not going to the grocery store – so I endeavoured to make lunch with what we had on hand: whole wheat pitas, BBQ sauce, a tin of pizza sauce, a red onion, and cheese.

I cut the turkey into the teeniest, tiniest pieces and mixed it with BBQ sauce, and there was the perfect amount for four pita pizzas. Four super delicious pita pizzas!


  • 1 1/2 cups turkey, chopped
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 small tin pizza sauce
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Pick through turkey to make sure there are no bones or cartilage, and chop into small pieces.
  3. In small bowl, combine turkey and BBQ sauce.
  4. Place two pitas each on two baking trays.
  5. Spread 1/4 of pizza sauce on each pita and top with 1/4 of turkey, 1/4 of red onion and 1/4 of cheese.
  6. Place baking sheets side by side on middle shelf of oven and cook pizzas for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn broiler on high and cook for 3 more minutes, until cheese begins to brown and bubble.
  8. Remove pizza from oven and let cool for at least 3 minutes before cutting into quarters and serving.