Sunday, January 15, 2012
Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea - Calzones!
I often post more in depth recipes but calzones are simple, satisfying and (if you do them right) healthy weeknight meals that have become a staple around my house.
You can stuff a ton of veggies inside and with all the pre-prepared whole wheat pizza dough availability out there, calzones come together in a snap.
For these calzones I bought the whole wheat dough and pizza sauce from trader joes and then stuffed them with spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, heirloom cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Field roast sausages and daiya are also excellent additions if you happen to have any on hand.
Calzones can be tricky to put together at first but a couple tricks are 1) to stretch the dough out as much as possible without causing rips for maximum flexibility 2) to not fill the calzone too full (especially if you have never done it before - most common mistake that will cause you to not be able to close your calzone properly! and 3) to make absolutely sure all seams are sealed (otherwise you will have calzone juices all over your pan and oven.
Otherwise go crazy!
Live long and prosper and enjoy this easy weeknight meal idea!