Let's make Christmas pizza a tradition

Posted by Helena Hamilton on 12 December 2016

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Sometimes, in December, we're just not in the mood for December food. We don't always want another Brussels sprout, we don't always want to cry into a vat of turkey stew while watching Love Actually. For every day in December we cannot be expected to wake up gagging for gravy.

Pizza, on the other hand? We always want pizza.

Let's make room for everyone's favourite Italian dish on our traditional food-packed kitchen tables this winter, and give it a nice Christmas makeover. Budge up, horseradish.

Leftover stuffing pizza

Don’t chuck the trimmings - they can be the best bit, after all. This tasty leftover stuffing pizza uses the last spoonfuls to jazz up a plain margherita.

Leftover stuffing pizza
Via: Sainsbury's

Smoked salmon pizza

Can you really say, hand on heart, this smoked salmon pizza isn't better than a silly little one-bite-and-it's-gone Christmas party blini? 

Smoked salmon pizza
Via: From the Kitchen

Butternut squash and kale pizza

We'd take our squash caramelised and bubbling on the base of a cheese-topped pizza over diced up undercooked carrots any day. 

Butternut squash and kale pizza
Via: The Live in Kitchen

Blue cheese and pancetta pizza

If Christmas is one of the only times in the year you get your blue cheese fill, make sure you take this opportunity to crumble some over a pizza. The sweet onions in this blue cheese and pancetta pizza take away from the tang beautifully – a hero's welcome back to the table.

Blue cheese and pancetta pizza
Via: Super Golden Bakes

Potato pizza with kale pesto

We're not saying don't eat roast potatoes, we're just saying have a look at how good they are on this pizza with kale pesto. It's another potato option for you. 

Potato pizza with kale pesto
Via: Floating Kitchen

Fig, apple and prosciutto pizza with roasted butternut

The ultimate winter pizza: juicy fig, sweet apple, roasted squash, sage and salty proscuitto. There's even burrata. Bosh. 

Fig, apple and prosciutto pizza with roasted butternut
Via: Half Baked Harvest

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry pizza

This pizza with cranberry and stuffing is the best use of Christmas Day leftovers since Monica's turkey sandwich.

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry pizza
Via: The Gourmet Rd

Charred Brussels sprout pizza with sage butter

This delicious pizza is one way to get us to eat our Brussels. That sage butter will taste great melted into Boxing Day bubble and squeak, too. 

Charred Brussels sprout pizza with sage butter
Via: Half Baked Harvest

Kale and sausage pizza

Got any pigs in blankets leftover? Probably not, but this kale and sausage pizza is a reason to rustle up another tray. We know how we're spending out last day in 2016. 

Kale and sausage pizza
Via: Real Food by Dad

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