Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 49: Antipasto Calzone

I'm crazy about the pizza dough recipe I stole from Pioneer Woman and am always looking for fun, new ways to use the dough.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Taken from Giada De Laurentiis

Pizza dough, 1 ball (13 to 16 oz)
Flour, for dusting
Cornmeal, for dusting
2 C (8 oz) shredded provolone
2 C (8 oz) shredded fontina cheese
4 oz. sliced pepperoni (I used turkey pepperoni)
2 jarred roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1" pieces (about 1 c)
1/4 C coarsely chopped kalamata olives
1/4 C olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 egg beaten
Marina sauce (for serving)

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 13-inch diameter circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Transfer the dough to a heavy baking sheet dusted with cornmeal.

In a medium bowl, combine the cheeses, salami, peppers, olives, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Put the cheese mixture on 1 side of the dough leaving a 1-inch border. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg. Fold the unfilled side of the dough over the filling and using the tines of a fork, press the edges of the dough together to seal. Drizzle with olive oil.

Using a paring knife, cut a 1/2-inch wide slit in the top layer of the dough. Bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut the calzone into slices and serve with warm marinara sauce.

My Notes:
There were a few moments of cursing involved in this recipe - during the rolling out and transferring the dough to the baking sheet. And, once I piled all the toppings into the calzone, I had to re-roll the other half of the dough before folding it over.

The finished product tasted and looked great!


  1. oh wow does that look good!!! i'm petrified of making dough, but it looks so, so yummy when it's authentic!

  2. Do it, Michele! The dough is super, super easy. I use my Kitchenaid. Just make it a day ahead of time.