Friday, September 14, 2012

Improv Calzone

The pizza dough was on sale so I got two.  Tonight my husband played around with some leftovers in the fridge to make a very tasty calzone. I really liked it and was happy to let him have the kitchen tonight.  He likes to cook as much as I do, and while he has enjoyed this new meal every night mission, he has lamented his lack of creative cooking time.  He says also he is a little sad when we have a meal he loves because he know it's not coming back.  But that isn't true, the year is up and I will relent and allow some repeats;). 

Improv Calzone

1 lb of Pizza Dough
1/4 cup marinara sauce
1/8 tsp dried oregano (up to 1/4 tsp if you like oregano)
4 oz diced ham
3 tbsp ricotta cheese
4 oz shredded cheese (we had an assortment)
2 cloves of garlic (minced or through a press preferably)
1 tbsp grated onion

Preheat the oven with a pizza stone on the bottom rack to 500.  Roll out the dough in to a 16" round. Spread sauce over the entire circle but leaving 3/4" border on the dough. Spread the garlic evenly over the sauce. Sprinkle oregano evenly over the sauce.   On one half of the sauce circle, add the rest of the ingredients(cheeses and ham), taking care to distribute them evenly.  Fold over and pinch the seam closed. Make three short slices in the top to let the steam escape.  Transfer to the pizza stone and bake 8 minutes (or until dough is  golden brown.

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