Monday, June 20, 2011

Pepperoni Calzones

This recipe comes from The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook by Erin Chase.  I made these to bring for a friend during my week of friends helping friends menu plan.  I also must say I made them 2 other times that same week, they were so GOOD.  Almost too good, which is not good.

homemade pizza dough
1 cup store bought pizza sauce
About 40 pepperoni
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Garlic salt for sprinkling

Prepare the dough according to the directions.  Or use store bought pizza dough if in a time crunch.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat two large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Form the dough into 8 balls and roll out each ball from the center, into a rectangle approximately 5 inches by 8 inches, leaving the short ends slightly rounded.  Place a spoonful of pizza sauce onto one half of the rectangle.  Add a few pepperoni slices and some shredded cheese to each calzone.  Fold the dough over and press the edges together with a fork, sealing in the sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.  Brush the top of each calzone with olive oil and sprinkle garlic on top.

Bake calzone in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.  Let cool slightly before serving.  Serve warm.

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