Friday, June 8, 2012

Double Cheese and Broccoli Calzones

My husband is fortunate enough to work 4-10 hour days and get one day off each week, along with Saturday and Sunday. I'm also fortunate because he takes care of sweeping, dusting, laundry, yard work and picking up the dogs droppings. One thing I don't trust him with is any type of dinner that doesn't include the grill, so I made these up Wednesday night so all he had to do was put them in the oven. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures, so you'll have to use your imagination.

1 Pillsbury Pizza Crust (I recommend NOT using thin crust because these bad boys are filled to the brim)
1 15 oz. container ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 head broccoli
1 egg
2 TBS garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Steam your broccoli until tender, and cut into quarter sized pieces. Mix together cheeses, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste) and broccoli in a bowl. Lay out pizza crust and cut in half. Fill half of the side of the dough with the mixture and fold over. Pinch sides closed. Bake at 450* for 15 minutes.

I stretched my dough out and used the whole mixture in two calzones, one batch would be enough for 4 not so bursting calzones though.

Like I said, I made these up the night before and put them in the fridge, I had my husband take them out an hour before they went into the oven to get them back to room temperature.

**I recommend filling the calzones when they're already on the baking sheet so you don't lose anything through the bottom trying to transport them**

I'm going to try making these again and freezing them, it'd be very convenient on the weekends or a night I leave my husband on his own for dinner. It'd also be much cheaper and better for you than ones you can buy in your freezer section!


1 comment:

  1. They sound great and what a neat idea to make them the night before. When getting home from work after a long day, the last thing I want to do is cook. Freezing them would also be a great idea...instant dinner!!! Thanks for sharing!