Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ham & Cheese Calzone

Ham & Cheese Calzone
(4 calzones)


1 ½ cups Ricotta Cheese
¾ cup Cooked Ham, small dice
6 medium Fresh Tomatoes, peeled, seeded & diced
8 large leaves Fresh Basil, chopped
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
4 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated
to taste Salt & Black Pepper
1 recipe Pizza Dough (see note)
as needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for brushing


In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, ham, tomatoes and basil. Season with the salt and pepper and be sure the mixture is well combined. Take your pizza dough and divide into 4 equal portions and make balls. Roll each ball out to a ¼ inch thickness. Divide the filling evenly for the 4 discs, placing each portion on half the circle leaving a 1 inch border on outside. Spread filling out as needed to achieve. Now fold the other half over the filling and crimp the edges of the dough together using your fingers to seal. Place calzones on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and brush tops with olive oil. Put into a 475 degree pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and dough has puffed. Let cool a few minutes before eating.

Note: Dough recipe is on my blog ( under the “Homemade Pizza” recipe.

Note: You can change out the ham with cooked sausage or ground beef crumbled up. Also pepperoni would work. I'd chop it up a little so it mixes better in filling.

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