Homemade Pizza Calzones were a big hit for dinner during the game Super Bowl Sunday. Even Mom ate all of hers; she doesn't usually eat much bread. Her fingers could grip the soft whole grain meat pies filled with nutritious veggies and cheese. I had fun in the kitchen while our game watchers could keep their eyes on the game and eat - dipping their calzones into warm tomato basil pasta sauce.
I'd say making homemade pizza dough may be a little advanced for a beginner, but you should still give it a try. Making and working with dough is so much fun! Allow yourself preparation time. Dough is best when not rushed and allowed to rest and rise before baking.
For years I avoided recipes that required making yeast risen dough until I learned how easy it was to make.
I spotted the recipe online and made just a few changes. We cooked lean, organically raised ground beef, but you could substitute other fillings. Also, our local Shoprite didn't have the Hodgson Mills brand called for in the recipe, so I substituted King Arthur.
I sauteed the beef and veggies separately and then combined.
Rather than baking the calzones right away, I allowed them to rest and rise under a linen towel. They were ready to bake when the dough no longer sprang back when pressed with a finger.
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note: these freeze great and make an easy, quick lunch or dinner on a busy day!
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