Calzone recipe : absolutely awesome!!!

Well I decided to make homemade calzones one day so it was off to the Swagbucks search engine. I stumbled upon a calzone recipe that sounded pretty good so I thought, “Oh why not!”

I only had to buy a few ingredients since I had most of them already at home. Off to buy some Ricotta cheese and Parmesan. I made the dough per the recipe and chose my own items to fill it with. First I spread half of the dough I rolled out with a mixture of Mozzarella, Parmesan and Ricotta cheese then added the ingredients everyone chose for their own calzones. For my kids I made some breakfast sausage and crumbled it up and added pepperoni. Everyone else got the same meat mixture plus I had sauteed some onions, mushrooms, garlic, and green peppers together then added that as well. Folded the calzones together and pinched the edges shut then flattened with a fork. After cooking them they looked like this:

calzones calzone

Believe me these were the absolute best calzones I have ever tasted in my entire life! My kids and husband could not agree more. I think this is going to be a weekly menu item for our family.

I made my own tomato sauce to dip the calzones in too. How I normally cook is to see what looks good and add them together and voila! So my sauce recipe is basically a few small cans of tomato sauce and a large can of crushed tomato sauce with about a tablespoon of sugar added to it and some spices such as oregano, basil, onion power, salt and garlic powder. I mix it together and add anything that seems to need more added to it depending upon the taste as it cooks.

The recipe I used for the calzone dough can be found here at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/real-italian-calzones/Detail.aspx.

Bon appetit!!!

8 Responses to “Calzone recipe : absolutely awesome!!!”

  1. Heidi Says:

    I already told you on FB, but they look YUMMY! We usually make stromboli, using frozen bread dough; but I might have to try these.

  2. Christa Says:

    These look pretty yummy! We do homemade pizza quite regularly, may be nice to alter it a bit and give these a try!

    (stopping by from the Crew!)

  3. LAURA LANE OF HARVEST LANE COTTAGE Says:

    Goodness they look like goodness itself!

    Without air conditioning, I think my kitchen would be over 100 degrees!

    I’m going to take note of your recipe though.

    Laura
    visiting from the TOS crew

  4. Rebecca Says:

    That does lookVERY Yummy!

    Stopping by…newbie on the crew looking for Edna. LOVE your sweet/fun blog…and am following you now!

    Rebecca
    http://www.momsmustardseeds.com

  5. Jennifer Wedemeyer Says:

    I love swagbucks too. Looks yummy, can’t wait to try that out myself. I’m a newbie from TOS crew and just stopping by to say hi and look for Edna! I’m a new follower too.

  6. Elizabeth Herr Says:

    Looks FANTASTIC!!

  7. Erika@RaisingLeafs Says:

    Sounds and looks yummy!

    New Crew mate and now following you. 🙂
    http://raisingleafs.blogspot.com/

  8. Marie Says:

    This pic made my stomach growl…looks so yummy. I’ve saved this to my fav’s bar. Now off to find Edna.

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