One Recipe, Two Meals: Cheesy Calzones

One Recipe, Two Meals: Cheesy CalzonesWhen was a last time you had a calzone? Like, a 90s.

Welllll, Ive come up with a super-easy as well as crazy-DELEESH version for your littles, with little pepperoni as well as loads of cheese. And for you? A lovely vegetarian version (with loads of cheese, natch).

If a thought of making calzones makes you nervous, check this out: Just hit up a local pizzeria as well as buy a little dough from them! If you can, ask for 8-ounce balls of dough as well as youre good as gold. Dough gold. Or something.

After that, youll simply saute a little veggies while a oven preheats, then roll out any dough ball; layer any one with sauce, cheese, pepperoni for them as well as veggies for you; fold over a flap; crimp, crimp; brush with an egg rinse as well as BOOM. You let a oven work its magic as well as youre enjoying insanely yummy pockets of mouth tranquillity 30 mins later.

One Recipe, Two Meals: Cheesy CalzonesOne Recipe, Two Meals:Cheesy Calzones

4 (8-ounce) balls of pizza dough
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
One 8-ounce package of sliced mushrooms
1 crater mini pepperoni
1 (15-ounce) can pizza sauce
2 to 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Preheat a oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add a sliced onions as well as saute until they become soft as well as caramelized, about 10 minutes. Remove from a pan as well as set aside.

Back in a pan, supplement a remaining tablespoon of oil, a red bell pepper as well as a mushrooms. Season with a splash of salt as well as saute until its all tender as well as a mushrooms have darkened a little.

For a kid version, take 2 of a dough balls as well as cut them in half. You can either solidify a dough now or make 4 small kid calzones as well as solidify 2 then. Up to you!

Once a dough is halved, roll any ball out. Lightly ladle about a tablespoon of pizza salsa over any dough circle, as well as shower about a tablespoon of mozzarella upon top. Sprinkle 1/4 crater pepperoni over a cheese, as well as finish with another tablespoon of mozzarella upon top. Fold one finish over a other, as well as crimp at a seams, creating a calzone shape. Repeat with a remaining 3 dough balls. Transfer to a baking sheet.

For a adult versions, roll out a two 8-ounce balls of dough, as well as ladle 2 tablespoons of salsa over each. Top any dough round with a tablespoon of shredded mozzarella, followed by a small mound of caramelized onions, red bell pepper as well as mushrooms. Finish with another tablespoon or so of cheese. Fold over any half as well as crimp at a seams. Transfer a 2 adult calzones to a baking sheet.

Brush any calzone with a egg wash. Lightly shower a kid calzones with a splash of Parmesan. Do a same with a adult calzones (sprinkle with Parm), but supplement another trace of Italian seasoning. SO, so good.

Bake a calzones for 30 minutes. Serve with a remaining pizza salsa (as a dipping sauce!), or even ranch dressing if youre overwhelming like that.

Enjoy!One Recipe, Two Meals: Cheesy Calzones

Follow Bev upon her blog, Bev Cooks, if you think you can hoop even more.