Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Sometimes you're just not feeling pizza, you know?

I had some pizza dough ready to go last night, but for whatever reason, I wasn't excited about pizza. Then, suddenly I thought: calzones! I haven't had calzones in forever! They're basically folded-over pizza pockets!

I used this pizza dough recipe, which can be a little sticky, so use plenty of flour to roll it out, and put a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet. Also, if you divide the dough into four pieces, each fourth will be enough to make four decent-sized calzones. (So if you want more, use more sections of dough.)

Pizza dough
3/4 cup ricotta
Handful of greens (spinach works well; I used carrot greens and parsley), well chopped
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Divide the dough and roll out into thin circles. Mix the ricotta and other ingredients well, and place a scoop of filling in the middle of the dough circle. Fold it over and bring up the opposite edge, to seal it tight. Place on a baking sheet. Cut vents into the top of each, and brush with a little olive oil to give it that nice brown color. Bake at 450 for 25-30 minutes, or until browned on top. Serve with tomato sauce.

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