Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I don't know what Joe's high school put in their calzones, but he can't go 6 months without him saying how much he loved them. When he was talking about them two weeks ago, I decided it was finally time I tried making them myself.

My favorite type of pizza is supreme, so I knew I wanted lots of ingredients in mine. Joe, on the other hand, really only likes pepperoni, so that's what his had. That was the beauty of these, I could make the calzones with whatever combination of ingredients I wanted.

A couple of hours before you actually want to eat, start the pizza dough.

1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
1/2 red onion
1/2 lb ground Italian Sausage
About 30 pepperonis
2 Cups Kraft Italian Cheese Blend
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

For my supreme filling, I browned 1/2 green pepper, 1/3 red pepper, 1/2 red onion, and 1/2 pound of ground Italian sausage.

Once the pizza dough has risen, divide the dough into four balls. Flour your surface. Roll or pat each ball into a rough circle. I haven't mastered the rolling pin yet, so I tried flattening by hand. Next time I'm going to try the rolling pin. Once rolled, sprinkle the dough with a tad of oregano.

To fill the calzone, place about a quarter cup of cheese, then line with pepperonis or supreme mix, add another 1/4 cup of cheese. Fold over and seal. I like to brush my calzones with a little egg--beat an egg and 1 tablespoon of water, you'll have extra wash.  Sprinkle with a tad bit more oregano.

Place calzones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 12-15 minutes until browned. Hubsters doesn't like his with pizza sauce, but I do.

This makes about 4 large calzones.


Alee said...

Yum! These look and sound so good!

Jen said...

I want to try these, they sound so good! Thanks for sharing :)

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