Monday, October 19, 2009


A calzone is a stuffed pizza that looks like a big turnover.


2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
1/4 pound salami, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
1 large egg, slightly beaten

Lighter Calzone: For 8 grams of fat and 350 calories per serving, use reduced-fat mozzarella cheese and fat-free ricotta cheese; substitute cooked chicken for the salami.


  1. Make dough for Pizza Crust; let rest 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 375°.  Grease 2 cookie sheets.
  3. Divide dough into 6 equal parts. Roll each part into 7-inch circle on lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin. ( I couldn't find a rolling pin once so I used the next best thing a large circular plastic drink container haha)
  4. Top half of each dough circle with mozzarella cheese, salami, ricotta cheese, basil and tomatoes to within 1 inch of edge.  Sprinkle with pepper.  Carefully fold dough over filling; pinch edges or press with fork to seal securely.
  5. Place calzones on cookie sheets.  Brush with egg.  Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts:
1 Serving: Calories 460 (Calories from Fat 200); Fat 22g (Saturated 9g); Cholesterol 80mg; Sodium 970mg; Carbohydrate 44g Dietary fiber 2g); Protein 24g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 34%; Iron 18% Diet Exchanges: 3 Starch, 2 High-Fat Meat, 1/2 Fat

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