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Homemade Calzone Recipe


Growing up in Queens, NY we had access to many amazing pizzerias where we not only were able to eat delicious pizzas, but also delicious calzones.  When my husband and I were first married we would order calzones at least once a week on our way home from work.  As I started to learn how to cook,  calzones were first on the list to try to make on my own.
AND I’m happy to say my husband and I still enjoy delicious calzones almost weekly.  
To make calzones,  you need PIZZA DOUGH.
Please don’t be intimidated with using pizza dough.  
You can make your own, buy some from the grocery store or you can
even buy some from your favorite pizzeria.   I love going to our local pizzeria and buying a loaf of homemade dough and it only costs around $3.00!  
I usually make my own and have a GREAT recipe that you can find HERE.  
To make individual calzones, you need to divide the dough into TWO pieces,
OR even FOUR pieces and roll the dough out flat…

Spread some ricotta cheese down the middle, followed by YOUR 
favorite toppings.  I love pepperoni,  my husband loves cooked Italian sausage, peppers and onions in his calzones and my children love sliced up cooked meatballs in their calzones.  
Cover the toppings with mozzarella cheese and fold one end over…
Now fold one side over and then bring the other side up and tuck in the ends…
Place the calzones on a tray that is lined with parchment paper 
and allow them to rise for another 30 minutes…
Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley.
Bake in a HOT 435 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown…
Slice and serve with some warmed sauce on the side for dipping…
Add a side salad and you have an easy meal to make for your family.
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Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight.

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