Green Chile and Turkey Pizza

Green Chile Pizza

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Simple. Fun. And flavorful like you won’t believe. I’ve been drowning slices of this gloriously delicious green chile pizza in ranch for decades. I can’t stop. I won’t stop.

Get your Zia (New Mexican flag) socks on, because the next stop is Flavorville!

Green Chile and Turkey Pizza



The Toppings

  • freshly shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • roasted and chopped New Mexican green chile
  • roasted garlic

You’ll need some homemade pizza dough as base.

Start by chopping your garlic head, green chile (if using frozen chiles), and your turkey. The goal here is to create small pieces that will distribute evenly. For you type-A chefs: 1 inch in size for the turkey and 1/2 inch for the green chile.

Pro Tip: Buy bulk roasted turkey breast. It’s WAY CHEAPER than sliced stuff from a deli.

Pour out a tablespoon of high-heat oil on your pizza pan before placing the dough ball on the oil bath. Press out a crust with your fingers then flatten the pizza with your greased palms. The goal is a flat, even crust surface. It’s not the a cratered moon pizza. Press the crust into the side of the pan with your fingers and pretend you’re making a pie crust (and that’s why pizzas are called “pies”).

Spread toppings on. Cheddar, then roasted garlic, then turkey, then green chile, and finally the parmesan. 

Place in center rack and bake until crust is golden brown.

Enjoy, people. Enjoy!



Can I use green chile salsa?

Absolutely. I’d just put it in a colander for 10-minutes just to strain it before you throw it on the pizza. Annnd, I like this stuff!

Can I freeze this?

Oh, absolutely you can freeze this. I try to always have half a frozen pizza ready for a hectic day. I NEVER USE THE MICROWAVE to heat up the frozen pizza. Start a pan on medium heat. Spoon in a 1/2 tsp of high heat oil and place frozen pizza on oil. Spoon in a tsp of water beside pizza slice and quickly cover with lid. When the water evaporates leave pizza for another minute or so, or until the bottom of the crust gets brown and crispy.

Say “no” to the microwave.

Can I make this gluten free?

This dough recipe actually works really well with gluten free 1 to 1 flour.


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Green Chile and Turkey Pizza

Green Chile Pizza

  • Author: Ben
  • Total Time: 47 minute
  • Yield: 2 1x


A delicious homemade pizza bringing together classic New Mexican flavors- green chile, turkey, and cheese. And you can skip the sauce! 



  • Homemade pizza dough
  • 3 cups (720 ml) freshly shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 2 TBS (30 ml)  freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (240ml) sliced turkey in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup (240 ml) roasted and chopped New Mexican green chile 
  • Head of chopped roasted garlic


  1. If you don’t have roasted garlic in your freezer, I’d start by making that (it takes about 40-minutes).
  2. Make your dough and send it off to rise.
  3. Slice and chop your turkey and green chile 
  4. Get yo’ grate on! Grate your cheese, then cover (so it doesn’t dry out while you wait for your dough to finish rising).
  5. Press out your dough in a TBS of high heat oil See video for technique tips.
  6. Spread out toppings as follows: cheddar (on bottom), then roasted garlic, then turkey (so it soaks up some of that cheese fat!), green chile (so it doesn’t soak up the fat), then finally cover with parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes at 475*F (246*C) or until the crust is a crispy golden brown and the cheese is bubbling in the center.
  8. Let cool for 2-4 minutes before slicing and devouring. Don’t forget the ranch! [LINK THE RANCH]


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: New Mexican

Keywords: New Mexican Pizza, Green Chile Pizza, Homemade Pizza

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