These tasty pockets call for ingredients very similar to those used in pizzas. You can make this Easy calzones they’ll be proud to serve to family or guests.
Of course, the final result has a lot to do with the ingredients you choose. So splurge on high quality ingredients: pepperoni sliced at the deli counter instead of pre-packed, high quality sausage and fresh veggies. If you don’t have time to make the dipping sauce, opt for a jar of gourmet spaghetti sauce.
Calzones are so versatile that you can customize them with unique fillings. Experiment with individual-sized calzones and allow children to choose their own ingredients. Try them and we think you’ll agree: calzones are a great alternative to pizza for the home chef.
- 2 sheets of pie crust prepared or make your own.
- or use this recipe for frybread
- 5 tomatoes sliced thin.
- a Tablespoon Herbs (Rosemary,oregano, basil or any Italian herbs)
- Cream cheese, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano (or a blended package of fine shredded cheese)
- salt and pepper to taste.
- Blend the herbs and cheeses together
- Roll out one crust…lay slices of tomatoes all over the crust about 2 fingers apart. Place a spoonful of the blended herbs, cream cheese, and other cheeses on top of the tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- add another sprinkle of cheese over the top of the tomato. Gently place the top pie crust or pizza crust over the top. Seal all the way around. Take a drinking glass and gently cut out each bump of tomato. Make sure each round Calzone is sealed. Use a little egg well beaten to ensure seal.
- Give each Calzone a bath of garlic and melted butter then drop gently into hot grease until they brown or float to top…(You could also bake at 375 until brown. Serve with a good marinara sauce.