Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Homemade Calzones; Yes, Please!

Okay, so I must confess. Calzones (or stuffed pizzas, as we like to call them) are a major weakness of mine. Especially, the calzones from a local pizza shop, only about a mile from our house. So you can only imagine my gratitude when my mom gave me the great idea to make my own calzones at home, saving both money and calories. Why haven't I thought of this sooner? These turned out amazing and by making them, I even brought myself another step closer to crossing an item off of my 25 by 25 list.

1. Try 25 new recipes

New Recipe 7 of 25:

Homemade Calzones

Servings per recipe: 4
Nutritional Information: 393 calories; 40 carbs; 18.5 fat; 23.5 protein

Ingredients:

1 pkg. Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
2 cups park-skim shredded mozzarella
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 
dash of Oregano
dash of Garlic Salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pizza dough, cut dough evenly into 4 pieces.

2. Top each piece of dough with an even amount of mozzarella and mushrooms. Fold over.

3. Sprinkle oregano and garlic salt on top of each calzone. Place in oven for 12-15 minutes, or until browned to your liking.


Two servings pictured above.

This recipe is simple and can be easily modified. For isntance, my husband likes black olives in his calzone and extra cheese. Some of you may like a to add sauce to the inside of your calzone. The options are limitless and they are much cheaper than ordering from a pizza shop!

Enjoy!

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