A calzone is a folded, stuffed piece of pizza dough that is baked until the crust is brown.
Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- Cornmeal to sprinkle under the crusts
- 1 1⁄2 lbs. pizza dough
- 8 oz. pizza sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, shredded
- 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves or 2 tsp. dried
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- Heat oven to 425° F. Spread cornmeal on a board. Roll out the pizza dough into 4 rounds, each 6 inches in diameter.
- Mix the sauce, cheeses, herbs, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1⁄4 of the filling on each calzone, covering only half of the dough. Fold the halves that are not sauced over the filling and crimp the edges with a fork.
- Place rounds on a heavy baking sheet or pizza stone. Brush the calzones with egg and use a fork to prick the top in two places. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.