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Homemade Calzones

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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    Ingredients Print Recipe

  • 1 lb. pizza or bread dough (purchased in the freezer section of the grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups assorted pizza ingredients such as: diced ham, sliced pepperoni, cooked and crumbled ground beef or sausage, cooked onion, olives, pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll each one out to about an 8 inch circle.

2. Spread 2 Tablespoons of pizza sauce on half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch lip around the outside with no sauce.

3. Arrange about 1/2 cup of pizza ingredients, 2 Tablespoons of parmesan and 1/4 cup of mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce on each piece of dough. Be sure not to put ingredients on the 1 inch border.

4. Brush the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough over while pushing out any air trapped by the dough. Seal the edges well.

5. Place calzones on a baking sheet that was sprayed with pan spray. Bake in a 375 F oven for 25-30 minutes or until well browned. Remove from oven and transfer the calzones to a baking sheet to cool. Keep refrigerated until needed and warm in a microwave or oven before eating. They can also be eaten cold.

Chicken Alfredo Calzones

You can also make chicken alfredo calzones, substituting the sauce and toppings above for these below:
  • 1/2 cup alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Black pepper to taste
Prepare dough as above. Spread 2 Tablespoons of alfredo sauce on half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch lip around the outside with no sauce. Arrange about 1/2 cup of chicken, 1/4 cup peas, 1 Tablespoons of parmesan and 1/4 cup of mozzarella on top of the alfredo sauce on each piece of dough. Be sure not to put ingredients on the 1 inch border. Follow baking instructions above.
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