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The great thing about this dinner, is that you can make 2 huge calzones from one can of dough! In college, that meant it was a perfect roomie-bonding activity to cook together. Nowadays, it means one to go in the refrigerator to eat later in the week. I love having easy and delicious meals ready to go in the fridge. Anybody with me?? I simply reheat the second calzone in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes or until heated through. I serve the calzone with warm pizza sauce for dipping, and a salad to pretend I'm being healthy! To be honest, that's a ton of food but since this calzone reheats so well, I don't mind having some left over. Bon appetit!
Calzone For One
1 canned pizza crust, cold
1/3 cup cheese (more or less for your tastes!)
pepperonis (or desired toppings; drained of juices)
1 tbsp olive oil
pizza sauce for dipping
1. Preheat oven according to crust packaging and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cut pizza dough in half. The dough becomes less manageable as it warms up, so if you need to prep your ingredients, do so before taking dough out!
3. Fill calzone square with toppings, leaving about an inch of exposed dough to seal edges. Fold dough over to create a triangle calzone and pinch edges to prevent the toppings from oozing out while baking.
4. Brush olive oil lightly on the dough and cut 2-4 small slits in the top layer of the dough to vent.
5. Bake according to crust packaging. Mine tends to take the upper limit of the cook time, but watch to ensure that your crust doesn't burn!
6. Serve with warmed pizza sauce and enjoy immediately.
7. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers!
What are your go-to easy dinners? Have you made calzones at home before?