Comforting Calzones

Before the bake…

Sometimes it’s just about recreating an old favorite.  When it comes to my husband’s hunger and taste buds, that couldn’t be more true.  He is a fan of all things cheesy & tomato sauce related so last night I surprised him with a make-your-own Calzone bar.  I just bought premade pizza dough, sliced and diced up some toppings and put out the cheese and sauce.  After that it was up to him to stuff away.  He got so excited he took a few pictures to post on the blog…attached are his ‘before and after’ pics:

He made more of a Stromboli with sauce, toppings and cheese and I made a Calzone with reduced fat ricotta, light sauce, turkey pepperoni, arugula, onions, mushrooms and basil.  We topped both with extra virgin olive oil and dried Italian herbs and spices and baked them at 425 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

Served up with the same homemade marinara I included in the homemade ravioli post, they were warm, comforting, tasty, cheesy, filling, little pillows of yum.

Calzone Dinner
Layers of flavor.

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