I made these Calzones and the Italian-Style Pasta Salad for my
husband’s birthday dinner.
You can easily add your own choice of filling. For my husband and myself we add artichoke hearts and mushrooms… play away to your heart’s desire.
The dough recipe was from a Betty Crocker Cookbook and I have made it so often now that it is fully memorized. Yes, it is good and don’t be intimidated by making your own dough, it is easy to do and if you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer with a dough hook, just put it all in there and knead it. Easy easy easy!
Pepperoni Calzones – Betty Crocker
- 1 package Yeast, Active Dry
- 1 cup Water — warm
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 cups Flour
- 8 ounces Tomato Sauce
- 4 ounces Mushrooms, Canned — stems and pieces
- 1 tsp Basil, Dried
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 clove Garlic — crushed
- 4 ounces Olives, Ripe — sliced
- 8 ounces Pepperoni — hormel mild
- 1 small Green Bell Pepper — chopped
- 1 cup Cheese, Mozzarella — shredded
- 1 largeEgg — beaten – to brush tops of dough before baking
Dough preparation: Disolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, oil, salt and 1 cup of flour. Mix together well. Add flour ½ cup at a time to make a nice dough. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Put in a greased bowl and cover; allow to rise about 20 minutes. Divide into six equal portions and roll out into 7 inch circle on a lightly floured board..
Mix tomato sauce, mushrooms, basil, oregano, garlic, and olives together and spread over half of each circle within one inch of the edge. Top with pepperoni, green peppers and cheese. Carefully fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal securely. Place on a greased cookie sheet and allow to rest about 15 minutes.Brush with beaten egg to give dough a nice sheen. Bake in 375° F oven for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!