Friday, October 26, 2012

Cheesy Stuffed Calzones

This Friday night Stephen and I stayed in for date night and I made some pretty tasty calzones for dinner.  They are super easy to make and are a nice change from the typical weekend pizza delivery :)

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 (13.8oz) can of Pillsbury Pizza Crust dough (Classic crust)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of choice (I used black olives, pepperonis, green olives, mushrooms and jalapenos)
  • 2 Tbs. melted butter
  • Minced Garlic
  • Seasoning salt
  • Marinara or pizza sauce for dipping

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll out pizza dough into a rectangle on your baking sheet.

2. Spread pizza sauce lengthwise over the middle of the pizza dough.  Make sure it's just in the center because we will be cutting the left and right sides of the pizza dough later to close up our calzone with.


3.  Just like with a pizza, scatter your toppings on top of the pizza sauce.  Season with your favorite seasoning salt or italian seasoning.  Add shredded mozarella cheese over your toppings last.


4. Now comes the fun part.  Taking your kitchen shears, cut strips into the left and right sides of your dough.  Each strip should be about 3/4 inch wide and you want to make sure you don't cut into your filling.  

5. Next you are going to wrap or weave your calzone closed.  Start at the bottom and stretch a piece of dough from the left side over to the right side and then a piece from the right to the left (like an X shape).   Alternate sides overlapping the strips of dough to fit over the filling.  Do this until your calzone is completely wrapped.  It's going to look like you have braided the dough. 



6. Once you've finished weaving the dough, bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

7. When your calzone has finished baking, combine your butter and minced garlic together and brush over the top of the calzone to give it more flavor.  One can of dough makes a HUGE calzone, so I cut it in half and Stephen and I shared.  


8. Serve with warm marinara or pizza sauce for dipping. 

ENJOY!


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2 comments:

  1. My husband is a VERY picky eater. I tried this recipe a couple of nights ago and we're eating it again for lunch today!!! It's gonna be a new regular each week!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Score! My husband devoured it too!!! So glad he enjoyed it :)

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