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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

homemade calzones

one of the lunch items i made for jab was calzones. the first time i'd ever had this tasty treat was in college. it's like a cross between a burrito and pizza. how cute! i wish i could say that i made the dough from scratch, i was certainly tempted, but this past weekend with kneading dough for my respective food challenges for the month, i'm a bit worn out. i pulled a semi-homemade and bought the dough from the store. i think it still tasted good.


Homemade Calzones
store bought dough (you could be hardcore and make your own dough tho)
green peppers, diced
ricotta cheese
mozzarella cheese
marinara sauce (also for dipping)
spicy sausage, cooked
shallots, diced

i assembled it in layers, like a pizza. i laid out the dough on the cookie sheet. stretching it out a smidge. layer it how you would like. i layered it all out in this order: marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, spicy sausage, green peppers/shallots, mozzzarella cheese and topped with the pepperoni. folded over the dough to make a pocket, securing the edges. i poked holes on top and drizzled with olive oil. i baked in the oven according to package instructions. so easy! he's eating this two days in a row.


personally, i would've liked more veggies, like mushrooms or black olives, but jab doesn't like them. he wanted more meat. i'll definitely make this again since he's a fan. but i'm not telling him what the fillings are, i'll let that be a surprise!


how do you like your calzone?

last note: please don't forget about the special month of October. not only is it autumn and soon to be halloween, but it's also breast cancer awareness month. Saving Boobies has the details on what you can do to make a difference.

Today's soundtrack: Lady GaGa, Just Dance!


  1. These look so much better than the ones I did last summer. Time to try again.

  2. aj - you should! it's much easier than i anticipated and well worth the effort.