Easy Cheesy Calzone

"Let the kids help you mix up the cheese mixture."
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  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Line a 12 inch pizza pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray coating.
  • Press dough onto foil in pan forming a 12-inch circle.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir together cheeses then spoon 1/2 of mixture onto dough.
  • Fold dough over filling to form a half-circle. Seal edges, then use the edge of a spoon to make decorative edge, if desired.
  • Cut slits for escape of steam.
  • Repeat for the other package of dough.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or till filling is heated through and cheese is melted.
  • Cover with foil after 10 minutes of baking to prevent over-browning.
  • Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving. Heat sauce and serve with calzone for dipping.

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  1. I used one pizza dough but cut it in half to make two smaller calzones. I added tomato & artichoke to my husbands & turkey pepperoni to mine. It took about 15 minutes to cook uncovered. Made for ZWT 7
  2. Nice, easy recipe for the weekday. I added some leftovers for filling: banana peppers, turkey pepperoni, and mushrooms. It took about 10 minutes more cook time (I didn't cover it) - but could have been my oven. Served with a salad, it made a great dinner!
  3. These were pretty good. There was no need to cover though. Made a half batch (only one calzone) and added some italian seasoning blend to the cheese mixture. This needs something, just not sure what it is... Salt maybe? Will try again and add fillings in addition to the cheese.
  4. The filling was very good, although it could use more mozzarella -- but what couldn't? ;) We mainly used the recipe as a guideline -- we baked as directed on a stone in the bottom of the oven and did not need to cover -- turned out perfectly. Thanks!
  5. Wow, these were delicious! My husband and I added pepperoni onto the dough with just mozzarella cheese (this time :), the cheese mix you have listed sounds delicious too!) and they were outstanding! Next time, I need to do a better job of making the crust thinner throughout and keeping the toppings thick all the way to the edges, but your directions for these were just great, Charlotte, and the cooking time was right on to the second! The calzones came out golden and the cheese melted perfectly! It was especially helpful having the tinfoil on the pan from the start. It made it so easy when it came time to cover the calzone, saving us a lot of hassle trying to get under the pizza. We had also lightly sprinkled some thyme and a few shreds of mozzarella cheese on the very top of the folded over calzone before baking, which I really recommend, and we served it with hot pizza sauce for dipping! Yum! Thanks for the great recipe!!!



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