Spicy Calzones
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Spicy Calzones

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Calzones
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 calzones
Calories 818kcal
Author Miranda Couse

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 (13.8 oz) rolls of pizza dough

Filling

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shaved or grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T. fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta hot mix vegetables drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta mild pepper rings drained
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta garlic olives drained and halved
  • 3/4 cup sliced pepperoni

Olive Oil

  • 4 T. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degree. Have a baking sheet on hand to place the prepared calzones on.

Olive Oil

  • hours to overnight before serving the calzones, add olive oil and garlic to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. This will infuse the olive oil.

Filling

  • In a large bowl, add in the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, 1 tsp. of garlic (I used the pieces out of my infused olive oil), black pepper, and salt. Stir with a spatula until combined.
  • Roll out the pre-packaged pizza dough and give it a roll. Make sure it's thin enough to be able to add two 7 -inch circles in it. Place a 7 inch round pan, I used a spring form pan, on one half of the dough and cut around it with a pizza cutter.
  • Using a basting brush, brush the side of the dough facing up with the infused olive oil.
  • On one half of the dough, add about 1/3 - 1/2 cup cheese filling, 1 T. hot mix, 4-5 olives and pepper rings, and a layer of pepperoni.
  • Stretch the other half slightly to assure that it will cover the mound of filling. Be sure to not go overboard on the filling or the stretching.
  • Roll the opened edges and press them with a fork or a spoon if you want scalloped edges.
  • Brush on more infused olive oil on the outside of the calzone. Place on the baking sheet and prepare the rest of the calzones.
  • Place in the oven for 17-19 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven. Serve with marinara or ranch.

Nutrition

Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1993mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 6.1mg