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Calzoni…ok, Calzones. July 21, 2008

Filed under: Italiano,one-dish,vegetarian — mangiaquesto @ 1:36 pm
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Tonight I made calzoni. They’re basically giant homemade pizza pops. I started by making the dough using a recipe for pizza dough I’ve used a couple of times. If you don’t feel like making your own you can buy pre-made dough in the frozen foods section.

You will also need:

Tomato sauce (I used Ragu pasta sauce because that’s what I had)

Mozzarella cheese – about 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups, grated/shredded

Filling: I used about 6 mushrooms, sliced and a small zucchini

1 tbsp olive oil

Fresh basil leaves

Preheat the oven to 450 F.

Ok, so first you need to pre-cook the veggies. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Cut zucchini lengthwise and slice, and slice mushrooms too. Put them all in the pan and cook until soft.

If you’re making the dough, divide it into two balls. Take one ball of dough and stretch it by hand until it’s somewhat round and about 1/4″ thick. Spread tomato sauce on the circle of dough, leaving a one-inch perimeter. Next add half of the cheese to the circle. Now put the veggies on only half of the sauce/cheese-covered area and put basil leaves on top.

Fold the circle in half and pinch the edges to make a pocket. Then roll the edges up tightly so there won’t be any leaks. Repeat. Bake on a cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden.

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