These Italian half moon shaped baked pockets are often referred to as a sandwich pizza. This page contains calzone recipes
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I looked and looked for what to make for dinner tonight. Ahhhh, I had a bag of fresh pizza dough starting to explode, so I took that out to make calzones.
Total Time: About 20 minutes for Prep, and 25 minutes to cook
Yield: Depends if this is an appetizer or a meal. It has about 8-10 sli
Source: My Homemade Recipe
- pizza dough
- vegetables: peppers, onion, celery, tomatoes, mushrooms, or whatever you might need to use up
- spices: basil, oregano, black pepper, Old Bay Seasoning
- olive oil
- 1 egg
This is a recipe made from leftovers so use whatever ingredients you might have on hand.
- Put the dough on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap that was sprayed with oil. Push and pull it out to make Calzone.
I looked in the veggie bins, I used 1 green pepper, 1 small red pepper, a small onion, a small piece of celery, a handful of grape tomatoes and a few mushroom. I sliced everything up paper thin, and halved the tomatoes.
- I tossed them in a fry pan with a little olive oil and a few spices, basil, oregano, black pepper, a dash of Old Bay Seasoning. Stirring it up for about two minutes.
- Before putting it on the dough, I gave the dough a rub of olive oil and basil, Then I put about a 1/2 cup of fine shredded Mexican cheese down the middle of the dough.
- Using a slotted spoon, I poured the veggies on top of the cheese, Then I topped it off with another 1/2 cup of Mexican cheese.
- I rolled the dough gently toward me,pulling the plastic wrap, it helps keeping the dough rolling, tucking in the ends while I was rolling until it was closing. At the end you want it all sealed. And remove the plastic. I use olive oil on my fingers to seal the edges and wash down the dough.
- Last, I use 1 egg beaten, and do an egg wash for a very shiny golden brown finish. Cook for 25 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Using store bought pizza dough ball or a tube of crescent rolls, you can make a delish little appetizer for a party! Beautiful looking dish for a presentation, I think!
Total Time: under an hour
Yield: Can be a meal for a few people OR an appetizer for more!
- 1 fresh (or thawed) pizza dough ball or tube of crescent rolls ($2.00)
- 6 oz pizza sauce (more if you want to have some for DIPPING afterward ($1.00)
- 4 oz pepperoni or veggie pepperoni ($2.00)
- 1 cup cut up mozzarella ($2.00)
- 2 Tbsp butter ($.25)
- Optional Ingredients
- green pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- Just roll out the dough to about 6 X 12 inches and cut about a dozen angled slits down the two long sides of the dough (see photo for direction)
- Pour a stripe of canned pizza sauce down the center of the dough, then spread it out a bit toward the cuts (but not past them.)
- Add about 4 oz. of pepperoni and 1 cup of cut up mozzarella on top of the sauce in the center of the dough. I also added a few tablespoons of onions, diced mushroom and green peppers. If you have a favorite veggie you may add it or just make it cheese and pepperoni! I use veggie pepperoni.
- Lay one cut dough strip across the calzone, then cross it with it's opposing strip from the other side. It should look like a laced up shoe by the bottom! Use a little water on the tips to stick the dough to itself and to the other side and seal the ends up the same way with a little water. Brush with about 2 teaspoons of butter.
- Cook in a 350 degree F oven for about 40 minutes!
- You may add a sprinkle of Parmesan to the top during the last 10 minutes.
- Have warmed pizza sauce in a dish if you'd like to offer dipping sauce.
- Slice, serve and ENJOY!
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