Saturday, July 30, 2011

Meaty Calzones

 This is an adapted version of the pepperoni calzone

homemade pizza dough
2 cups of meaty pizza sauce
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 about 2 Tablespoons of meat sauce and some shredded cheese to each calzone.  Fold the dough over and press the edges together with a fork, sealing in the sauce, 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 or cool completely, to place in freezer.

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