Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Calzones

Calzones are so easy to make. This was the first time I made them and if I can do it then anyone can...believe me.

Calzones






Package Pizza dough mix - I used Martha White
1/2 pound ground chicken or ground beef
4 oz or so of frozen onion and sweet pepper blend (green, red, yellow)
fresh mushrooms or 1 small can sliced mushrooms
1 tsp dry Italian seasonings or to taste
Garlic powder or minced garlic to taste
1 jar favorite spaghetti sauce
12 slices pepperoni
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 beaten egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare pizza dough according to package directions. Set aside. Saute meat, frozen pepper blend and mushrooms until meat is fully cooked and veggies are tender. Drain in strainer. Mix in Italian seasonings and garlic. Set aside.

Divide pizza dough into two equal portions. On floured surface roll out each dough portion into an 8 to 10 inch circle. Spoon a generous amount of spaghetti sauce on one half of each dough circle about 1/2 inch from edge of dough. Evenly place 6 slices of pepperoni onto sauce of each dough.  Divide meat and veggie mixture and place evenly on top of pepperoni. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese on top of meat mixture of each dough circle. Fold the other half of dough circle over onto the meat mixture and seal the dough ends by crimping or folding the ends over each other. Do the same with the second dough circle. Using two spatulas carefully place each calzone on a baking pan or large pizza pan. Cut 4 slits on calzone top and brush entire calzone with beaten egg.  Sprinkle with dry Italian seasonings. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with remaining spaghetti sauce that has been warmed.

Serves 2






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