Thursday, September 20, 2007

Calzones from my Kitchen

I have finally gotten to making some items from my starred Google Reader recipes. I have a whole bunch of delicious recipes from all the lovely ladies of the Nest What's Cooking board. Tonight I took inspiration from Renea and her calzones. I made a few modifications, but the basic idea is there.

We've decided this is going to be added to our quick, easy, and delish meals for the weekdays. We used spinach & mushroom and then ham & tomato as the two sets of fillings, but these would be excellent with meatball slices, peppers, fresh olives, capers, or sausage as well!

Calzones from My Oven

  • 1 Ball of Pizza Dough, premade from grocery store
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Tomato, chopped
  • Deli Ham, sliced
  • Spinach, chopped
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Cornmeal
  • Tomato Sauce (for dipping)

  1. Pre-heat oven to tempurature according to pizza dough instructions.
  2. Split the pizza dough into 2 balls. Flatten one of the halves into a circular shape on a clean surface. You may want to lightly flour the surface to prevent sticking.
  3. On one side of the dough, pile in cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and then more cheese.
  4. Fold the dough over and press the edges together, sealing tightly. Rub a small amount of olive oil on the top surface of the calzone and place on a baking sheet or pizza stone, dusted with cornmeal.
  5. Repeat process for ham and tomato calzone.
  6. Bake for suggested baking time until calzone is golden brown, probably about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with marinara pasta sauce for dipping.


laneyu said...

i love making calzones!! they look great!

Amber said...

Your calzones look so perfect! Great job.