Simply Whole Kitchen

September 28, 2011

Whole Wheat Calzones

YUM! I love a meal full of carbs...well, the good kind I guess...and this one did not disappoint! Especially during Fall. You want something warm and comforting...a bread pocket full of stringy cheese, hot veggies and pizza sauce really does make a cool night so welcoming. Plus it was so easy (if you prep in advance) and you can put whatever you want inside of your calzone! Doesn't get much better than that in my book!
We filled our calzones with Italian turkey sausage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese and shredded Italian cheeses. YUM! But really, you can put whatever you want inside this delicious pocket of dough...I don't think I can think of a bad combination! It is really up to you!

First step is to make your dough. You can either purchase it (Publix and Trader Joes are just two places that I found sell delicious whole wheat pizza dough) or make it yourself (I made mine in the bread machine). Then if it is frozen (I pre-make mine and keep it in the freezer), make sure you give it time to defrost before rolling it out. Then dust your board or counter with a little flour and roll it out.
Then, once it is to a size of your liking (about 10-12" oval) add your sauce, toppings, and cheese onto one side of the oval. Then fold the other side (the one with no toppings) over your toppings and pinch the dough shut. You could also fold over the edge at this point to make sure it is sealed.
Then bake your calzones on a baking stone, pizza pan or cookie sheet (lightly oil the cookie sheet if that is what you are using) and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and lightly browned. Enjoy!

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