Friday, June 17, 2011

Pizza Night #8: My first calzone!

Hubby was still out playing army, but potty training was completed (for the most part), so I determined to go ahead and make "actual" pizza again (no more english muffin pizzas). So I decided to make a calzone!

I have NEVER made a calzone before, so I head over over to google and typed in "how to make a calzone" (clever huh?). Apparently, it's not that hard although the ONE tip that I'm probably glad that I followed was to cut a slit in the top. It didn't happen to me, but I read about a few calzone explosions from skipping that step.

I gathered my ingredients (and my little helpers)
Publix pizza dough, separated into two {relatively} equal pieces
pepperoni (I figured for my first calzone I'd stick with simple... although I would love a spinach mushroom one!)
Pizza sauce (Ragu left over from last week)

The Calzone Process:
1. Lightly oil the baking pan
2. On a lightly floured surface, Charlotte and I set out to roll toss somehow manage to get the dough into 2 decent circles.

3. Once that was completed, we started on the ricotta cheese. I read that you should put the cheese near the center, not too close to the edge so it doesn't leak out (makes sense); I think mine was a LITTLE bit to centered. I had a lot of dough at the edges post baking, but oh well. Anyway, spread a few spoons fulls of ricotta onto each circle.

4. Next came the pepperoni & the mozzarella cheese (Jillie liked the pepperoni).
PS - I had to run to google again at this point to see if Calzones have pizza sauce IN them... apparently they traditionally do not, but are served WITH sauce. Check.

5. Folded over to dough to make the calzones and pinched the edges. I then went over the edges with a fork to make it extra tight.

6. Place on the greased baking dish (I put some corn meal down too) and brush tops of  calzones with oil. Then cut a few slits in the top.

7. Bake at 425* for 20-30 minutes until golden.
Yeah, that's one mamajamma calzone!

I am definitely going to make calzones again with more cheese and fillings!

Pizza (and movie) Night # 8: Success!!
Movie: Incredibles

Linking up: Remodelaholic, Keeping it Simple, Little rays of Sunshine, Running with Glitter, A Bowl full of Lemons, Homework, Blackberryvine, Sew Much Ado, My Girlish Whims, Momnivores Dilema, JessicaNDesigns


  1. These look DELICIOUS!! What a fun thing to do with your family!! also have a great recipe for pizza crust... I think it is called Jay's signature Pie crust...


  2. Those look so good! I love calzones and love making pizza, but for some reason, have never made calzones! I plan on trying this weekend though! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. These look yummy! What a fun thing to do with your kids--pizza and movie night. :) I'm looking forward to having nights like these with Emma in the future!

  4. I love that you do a pizza post every friday, so fun! I also wanted to let you know that I featured your patriotic wreath on my blog today!

  5. This looks awesome! I think I might try it but do one with Ham and Pineapple!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love calzones... and never realized how easy they are. I will definitely be making these...

  7. Hello, I'm a new follower via Blog Hop Monday.

    Those calzones looks awesome. I will have to try them sometime.

  8. Hey, Im a new follower thanks to the Military blog hop! Love the calzone! Looks yummy :-)

  9. I agree, these look yummy!

    Following you back from the blog hop from :)

  10. Looks Delicious!

    Warm Wishes,

  11. This looks so good! I love that the kids can help. I LOVE home made pizza night! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I know my readers will enjoy this recipe.

  12. Saw this delicious-looking dinner and I sure wish it was my dinner tonight!

  13. I love making these! So easy & good alternative to pizza all the time!! Hope to see you again!

  14. How yummy! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you link this week!

  15. That is a great idea! I haven't had a calzone in years... I wonder if I could find a good gf dough recipe...hmmm....

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice last week. Hope to see you back this evening, Stevie!


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