Monday, March 19, 2012

mmmmm, mondays: easy italian calzone

i am loving my pizza obsession. here's an easy twist on your typical pizza. a calzone prepared in five minutes? i'll take it!


easy italian calzone


one package sandwich salami slices

1/2 cup black or kalamata olives

1 cup roasted red peppers (jarred and marinated works perfectly)

2 bags shredded cheese (italian cheese blend with fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, & other cheese)

olive oil


cut the salami into small, bite size pieces. chop or slice olives. chop the roasted red peppers into bite sized chunks. in a large bowl, place olives, salami, peppers and cheese. drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil and mix until well blended. roll out pizza dough onto a rimmed jelly roll pan (olive oil is horrible smoking from the bottom of a hot oven.) pour all the ingredients onto one side of the pizza dough. pull the pizza dough over the ingredients. pinch the edges of the dough to deal calzone. cut slits in the top of the dough. drizzle lightly with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. slice and enjoy!