Saturday, January 24, 2009

A new winner--Meatball Calzone!

It's been a while since I posted a new recipe, so I thought I would share my latest discovery. My parents enjoyed it while they were here this weekend, and Nick's comment was, "Definitely a keeper!" I found this recipe out of a magazine and simplified it--no making your own meatballs or bread. I hope you enjoy it if you try it!!!

Meatball Calzones
1-2 pounds pre-made meatballs
4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust
Mushrooms, optional
Black olives, optional
Italian seasonings

Unroll one can of pizza dough on a baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese down one half lengthwise. Place ½ of the meatballs and toppings on top of that and sprinkle with another 1 cup cheese. Fold the dough over filling and press edges firmly to seal. Repeat for with remainder for second calzone. Lightly spray calzones with oil or brush with a beaten egg. Sprinkle with Italian seasonings. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yields 6 servings. Enjoy!!!