Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Cranberry Flatbread made with leftovers!

I spent a relaxing weekend at the beach house, {and yes my toothache was totally caused by stress} and had a lot of fun playing in the kitchen, doing fall projects, swimming, reading, and being totally free of schedules…

One of the meals I enjoyed was a flatbread created with Thanksgiving and Christmas flavors in mind, AND a perfect way to reinvent your leftovers!

Cranberry is a traditional flavor for the fall and winter holidays, so that is the base for this festive flatbread

Naan bread is a great option for the crust, but you can certainly use your favorite pizza crust, flatbread or french bread

Spread the crust with a layer of cranberry sauce, I used whole berry canned cranberry sauce, but homemade would be even better

Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese is a nice contrast to the cranberry sauce and helps balance the sweetness

Next, add a layer of turkey or ham or both…I used leftover spiralized ham that I had in the freezer

Next comes a layer of ripe sweet pear slices and a sprinkle of bleu cheese*

*I sneak bleu cheese into almost anything I can, but you can sub goat cheese, Parmesan cheese or omit it altogether

For the final touch, a sprinkle of walnuts and dried cranberries** and it’s ready for the oven

**the dried cranberries I used added additional sweet, so skip them if you want a more savory result

I cooked this one in a toaster oven on the toast cycle, but you can bake it in a regular oven at 400 for about 10 minutes

All the holiday flavors you crave on a pizza!

Holiday Cranberry Flatbread

Use your holiday leftovers to make this delicious flatbread!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 large naan bread* see notes for crust variations
  • 1/3-1/2 cup cranberry sauce jellied, whole berry or homemade
  • 2-3 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup chopped ham turkey or both
  • 1 large ripe pear sliced, peel on
  • 1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles or goat cheese or Parmesan
  • 1-2 oz. walnuts
  • dried cranberries optional**


  • Spread cranberry sauce over naan or crust in an even layer.
  • Top with grated sharp white cheddar. Add meat, then an even layer of pear slices.
  • Top with walnuts and dried cranberries and sprinkle with bleu cheese {or goat or Parmesan}.
  • Toast in a toaster oven until cheese has melted and flatbread is golden, or bake in a 400 oven for 10 minutes. Watch carefully during cooking time to insure nuts don’t burn**
  • Cut into smaller pieces for appetizers


*crust variations:
Before topping, partially cook raw pizza crust dough, puff pastry, or crescent roll dough until it is firm and begins to turn golden or lightly toast french bread or crostini slices
**tuck nuts under cheese for protection
Keyword bleu cheese, cranberries, dessert pizza, flatbread,, ham, holiday meal, pear, Thanksgiving leftovers, turkey, walnuts

Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, this is perfect for anytime! 

🦃  Serve it as an appetizer at your holiday gathering 🎄

for another printable version of Holiday Cranberry Flatbread click here

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24 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Cranberry Flatbread made with leftovers!”
  1. This looks exceptionally good, Jenna. I can see me making this one. It would be good as an appetizer or party food, too — just cut through into smaller pieces. Thanks. I have a feeling this one will surface soon!

  2. Jenna, I love the taste of cranberry and this looks so delicious. I like how quickly it can be assembled. I am so glad you got away to the beach house and de-stressed❤️

    • super quick and delicious lunch! It was hard to leave the beach after only a few days, but it did give me a much needed break. I hope the storms are done, it’s sunny here at 9am

  3. Mary says:

    Love your Thanksgiving flavors and combo on a flatbread Jenna! Your sunset is glorious! Hope you’re able to spend more time relaxing at the beach before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. ♥

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Wow, great idea Jenna. I must try this recipe. I’m so glad you had some time to relax and heal.

  5. Rosie M. says:

    I’m looking forward to trying this with Thanksgiving leftovers! I love jellied cranberries and can’t believe I don’t keep them handy when it’s not Thanksgiving time. This recipe may make me change my ways! Thanks. PS: love your sunset shot!!

  6. Kari says:

    My goodness Jenna, you are making me hungry. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Watch that stress…it can affect us in so many ways. Take care of yourself my friend.

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I love using Naan bread for pizza. I like to purchase the mini sized ones at Costco. They freeze really well. Your recipe sounds yummy – pears and blue cheese!! A favorite of mine! 🧀🍐 I’m glad to hear you were able to relax. The sunset photo is spectacular! 💗

  8. Lynn says:

    Lovin’ the boat pic, beautiful colors:@) The flatbread sounds good-take care!

  9. Jodi says:

    Yummm! This sounds sooo good!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I just love flatbread and this is a perfect combination for this season, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Erlene says:

    I like this idea! It’s like a pizza made with naan bread. Thanks for sharing on MM. Pinned

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