Just like the Hawaiian pizza with pineapple so popular in the States , Piero will never understand why us Irish would want to put our Christmas leftovers on a pizza!
Though it makes perfect sense to me to come up with tasty and easy alternatives to the post Christmas sandwich with minimal cooking effort, Piero is truly baffled!
When it comes to Stephen's Day I always find there can be a shortage of interesting savoury eats that are easy to whip together in a few minutes.
It's so easy to reach for the selection box or biscuit tin which just gives me that bump of sugar rather than really satisfying the hunger.
So I've been coming up with a few comforting Christmas pizza recipes over the last few weeks. A great way to feed a crowd or just enjoy by yourself while using up all those delicious Christmas dinner leftovers.
These are more suggestions than recipes so please feel free to experiment!
Post a photo of your Christmas pizza and tag us on Facebook and you could win a box of ten packs of pizza bases for 2018
Cliona's Christmas Leftover Pizza Suggestions...
Brussel Sprouts & Ham -
Rub the base with olive oil, sauté onion and garlic & spread on base, sprinkle grated parmesan, leftover cooked ham & cooked sprouts, sprinkle more cheese.
Pesto Turkey -
Cover base with basil pesto, top with leftover stuffing & turkey - some cooked mushrooms would go great on this too- , sprinkle with grated parmesan. When you take this out of the oven you could top with cranberries, fresh rocket or basil.
Smoked Salmon -
Spread base with creme fraiche and smoked salmon. When it's cooked any of the following ingredients would be amazing - finely sliced fennel, dill, avocado, prawn cocktail, rocket, parsley or finely sliced red onion.
Ham & Mushroom -
Spread with tomato sauce & top with cooked ham, mushrooms, olives & mozzarella.
A light post Christmas pizza-
Prepare some finely chopped fresh baby tomatoes and leave to soak in a bowl with crushed garlic, olive oil & basil. Cook your base with a light spread of tomato sauce or basil pesto with a little mozzarella or cheese of your choice. When the pizza is cooked spread the tomato mixture on top and finish with some fresh rocket.
Dessert pizza - Nutella & Banana
Mix half & half Nutella/Mascarpone Cheese and spread this on your base, then top with sliced banana 😋