My husband doesn’t consider something to be a meal unless there is meat involved. After inhaling a calzone, he asked if there was anymore left. Nope, I ate it all. Well, with help from my daughter. Good thing only one of them is eating solids right now. More for Mom and Dad.
The key is the fresh ingredients–buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil leaves… and this sauce, for dipping:
Get a helper to open it. Those jars can be tricky.
You can pay them back in tasty Italian goodies.
So how do we make this delicious calzone? Start with fresh ingredients, like I mentioned.
You can leave the dirt out.
Trim up the basil into ribbons. I used lots of basil, because gives the calzone its flavor. And who doesn’t love basil??
Chop all those fresh ingredients into bite-sized pieces.
Layer them up onto squares of pizza dough. I bought a sheet of pre-made dough, and sliced it into 4 pieces. Three cheers for pre-made pizza dough.
This is already looking yummy.
Pop in the oven for a short time, and viola–
If your family is anything like mine, they’ll gobble it up. Good thing it’s easy to make. I see this meal becoming a weeknight regular in our house.
- 2 cups basil leaves
- 2 medium-size tomatoes
- 1 “ball” of buffalo mozzarella
- 1 cup- Classico Family Favorites in Traditional
- 2 containers of pre-made pizza dough
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Chop up tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella into bite-sized pieces.
- Cut each piece of pizza dough into 2 halves.
- Divide calzone ingredients equally among the 4 pieces of dough.
- Roll up the dough into a log shape and seal it by pinching the edges.
- Bake calzones for 12-15 mins, or until golden brown on the top. Enjoy!