Veggie Calzones

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures This is not the first time we’ve made Calzones before, but it is the first time we’ve blogged about it. For anybody who doesn’t already know, Calzones are essentially a pizza folded in half. They’re totally rustic and…sinking your teeth into a Calzone hot out of the oven is pretty glorious. I’m imagining right now how amazing they’d be fresh from a wood-burning brick oven, like the restaurants in Italy, but that house project has not started yet. Hint hint!!

Whenever we make or order pizza we always have to say half this and half that. Never a complete agreement in our family. Kara and Cliff like chopped garlic on their pizza, but I don’t, which is weird because I’d eat garlic on just about anything.  Calzones are nice because you can personalize them any way you like. The day we made these we actually made 3 different combinations. Cliff’s had everything, Kara’s had mushrooms only and mine had everything except mushrooms. Have I mentioned before that I despise mushrooms? Yuck!

There are plenty of ways to simplify this recipe. You can buy pizza dough, you can buy pizza sauce, you can buy pre-shredded cheese. Do what’s right for you! Kara wanted to make a homemade pizza sauce, so she did a little of this and a little of that and came up with a really tasty pizza sauce. Check back tomorrow for her recipe. There are days when we want shortcuts and days when we want everything homemade. This day happened to be a ‘from scratch’ kind of day, and the from scratch Veggie Calzone was totally delicious. And lucky for us (not so lucky for my butt/thighs), we saved half the dough for future Calzones. Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Here's what you'll need. We forgot to picture an egg for the egg wash

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Dice the veggies, use your favorites

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Separate the dough into equal pieces then roll them into 4-inch rounds

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

to one side, add the sauce and the veggies

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Sprinkle with LOTS of cheese!

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Fold the empty half over to make half moons, then brush lightly with egg wash

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Use a fork to crimp the edges closed

Veggie Calzones recipe pictures

Bake 20-25 minutes, until crispy and golden brown

Comments

  1. Marina says

    It looks delicious but please, please NOT “calzones”. Plural nouns in Italian do not end in S like in Spanish, but in I.
    Un calzone, due calzoni.

    Therefore “panini”, which is often used as singular, actually means “sandwiches”. Panino, panini.

    :)

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