Saturday, May 10, 2008

Calzones

This meal is great because you can put anything you want in it. I have seen ones with ham, salami, and other sorts of lunch meats, and ones that were made of all vegetables. So be creative and don't feel like you have to follow the recipe exactly. (the picture is of a chicken single fold calzone)

Also, I am guessing on the amounts, since we usually just sort of put on however much we want (or have handy) so feel free to change that too.



Bread:
Rhodes Bread loaf dough (1 per calzone)
butter (the spray kind is easiest)
garlic salt or powder


Pizza Calzone filling:
1 jar spaghetti sauce (you won't use all of it)
1-2 cups graded mozzerella cheese
1/4 cup graded parmesan cheese
1 package pepperonis
4-6 precooked sausage links, diced
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
Italian seasoning (a couple of shakes)


Chicken Calzone filling:
1 jar alfredo sauce (you won't use all of it)
1-2 cups graded mozzerella cheese
1/4 cup graded parmesan cheese
1-2 chicken breasts, cooked, cut in long slivers (preferably already seasoned with salt, pepper)
1 cup broccoli, cooked and chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
Italian seasoning (a couple of shakes)
garlic powder (a couple of shakes)


Directions:
Let dough rise according to package directions (this can take 2-7 hours, depending on the method).
For a "single fold calzone", roll out dough into a long rectangle. Spray the dough with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. Place a thin layer of sauce slightly to one side, then lay down cheese and other toppings. Fold the dough over to cover toppings and connect securely to the other side, pinch ends shut (use the butter to help make this easier). Spray the top with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt and some of the graded Parmesan cheese. Place on a cookie sheet (you can make the calzone on the cookie sheet if you feel nervous moving it).
For a "double fold calzone", roll out the dough into a big square. Spray with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. Place a thin layer of sauce directly down the center, then lay down half of the toppings. Fold one side over the center pile. Butter and garlic the newly exposed bread. Add the rest of the toppings (with more sauce if you want) on top, then fold the last flap over, connecting securely to the other side, pinch ends shut. Butter and garlic the top, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Slice like a subway sandwich and eat plain or dip in extra sauce.

here is the process for the single fold pizza calzone





2 comments:

Christian & Jennifer said...

Mmmmm! Want to come to my house for lunch today?!?! You're bringing calzones, right?

Dillon and Christie said...

Wow, those look so good and not too hard:). My roommates used to make calzones, like personal ones, and they were so yummy, but I've never made them since!