Wednesday, August 22, 2007


It has been pouring rain for days so we had to cancel our plans to grill - we'll be doing that on Thursday instead. We both had busy days so I chose to make calzones with store-bought pizza dough. They were actually pretty good! Jon wasn't crazy about his but I think that's because I put spinach and ricotta in it (at his request), however he doesn't like ricotta...
Here is what I did:

- Saute onions, garlic, and spinach in a pan; add any spices you like. I added red pepper flakes, oregano, and basil.
- In a large bowl, mix the spinach mixture with ricotta and mozzarella cheese and a little bit of sauce.
- Roll the pizza dough out flat. I then cut it into 2 pieces (I probably could have gotten 3-4 smaller calzones out of it)
- Put about 1 cup of the mixture in the front center of the dough. Fold the back of the dough over the mixture, and bring the sides in; press seams tightly closed. I need some practice in making them look pretty!
- Bake according to the directions on your pizza dough; I did 25 minutes on 375. I served them with a side of pizza sauce for dipping.

I'll make these again, but next time I'll make them a little smaller and will try to make my own dough.

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  1. I love Calzones they are YUMMY!

  2. Looks yummy! Good luck making your own dough... let us know how it goes.

  3. That looks really good. Calzones are one of my favorite things to make! Maybe I'll make them next week...