This turkey pizza recipe is definitely going to be a family favorite! Crispy pizza crust is topped with a lemony garlic aioli, roasted cherry tomatoes, and all the fixings of a typical turkey club sandwich! It’s one of those interesting pizza combos that is definitely a must try for anyone who loves pizza and turkey clubs!
What Does Turkey Pizza Taste Like?
Turkey club pizza tastes like a souped-up turkey club, with a crispy crusty base. The lemon garlic aioli transforms traditional mayonnaise into a smooth, citrusy condiment. Sweet cherry tomatoes are pan seared with traditional Italian spices, and then smushed for a flavorful textured tomato sauce.
When the pizza is done cooking, crumbled bacon and salt and peppered lettuce is sprinkled over the top for the final finishes on this totally unique pizza recipe!
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How To Make Turkey Club Pizza:
There are a few more steps to do when making this non traditional pizza recipe, but trust me, they are worth it!
Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full list of ingredients and instructions!
When To Serve Turkey Pizza:
This is one of those unique pizza ideas that everyone deserves to try at least once. It makes a wonderful game day recipe, or football appetizer! It is also a great pizza recipe for kids, because kids LOVE putting new and interesting pizza toppings on homemade pizza!
You can also make this if you’re looking for a turkey club sandwich recipe with a twist!
Turkey Club Turkey Pizza
- 2 medium dill pickles
- 8 ounces cooked bacon, crumbled
- 2 cups red cherry tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 slices 1/2" thick sliced deli turkey
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 4 garlic cloves, divided
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 6 ounces shredded colby jack cheese
- raw pizza dough of choice, raised
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- table salt and fresh cracked pepper, as indicated
- Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the raised raw pizza dough on top of a floured baking surface. Using your hands, carefully stretch the dough into a 10-12 inch circle, kneading and pulling with your fingers until evenly stretched.
- Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on a circular baking sheet, and place the dough on top. Par bake the dough with no toppings for 9 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 500 degrees F.
- Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat before tossing in the cherry tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to blister, 5-6 minutes. Now add the dried thyme, oregano, ¼ tsp salt and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Cook for 60 more seconds, then remove from the heat. Using a fork, carefully crush all of the cherry tomatoes. Set aside.
- Make the lemon garlic aioli. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and 2 minced garlic cloves. Spread the aioli mixture evenly over the par baked pizza dough. Top with the smashed tomato mixture.
- Sprinkle the shredded colby jack cheese evenly over the top of the pizza. Cut the turkey into 1 inch pieces, and place over the top of the pizza. Slice the dill pickles into 1/8th inch thick medallions, and place all over the pizza. Cook the pizza on the baking sheet for 13 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
- While the pizza is baking, place the lettuce in a bowl. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil, ⅛ tsp table salt, and 1/16 tsp fresh cracked pepper. When the pizza is done, top with the cooked bacon crumbles and seasoned lettuce. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
If you like this delicious pizza recipe, you will love my Homemade Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza recipe!
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