"But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:13b,14

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Make Ahead Calzone... For Tonight or For the Freezer!

There are often two teams in our house.

Team #1- boys

Team #2- girls

Unfortunately for me, there are 3 people on team #1, and one person on team #2.

In the interest of balance, I am going to give you two recipes- one for MY favorite Calzone (Three Cheese and Spinach), and the BOYS' favorite (Pepperoni). Both are yummy.

Here's the post with the recipe for the Spinach and Three Cheese Calzone, with instructions on how to assemble them: Calzone Recipe

For the Pepperoni variety- I used one of the Whole Wheat Pizza Crusts from freezer cooking- here's the post with the recipe for that crust: Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. I thawed it out , then divided the dough into 4 pieces, then rolled each into a circle and put 1/4 of the following mixture in each:
~1 container ricotta cheese (mine was 15 oz)
~1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (either mozzerella or I like jack cheese)
~1 egg
You'll also need:
~20 slices pepperoni
I spooned the filling into each dough round, then places 5 slices of pepperoni onto the top of each mound of filling. Fold in half and crimp, and freeze as directed in the above recipe.

I put the frozen calzone in a 400 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping. Yum.


  1. Shari, just made 8 calzones - actually baked four of them, and am freezing the other four before baking. Kind of a "testing out which way I like better" sorta thing. Thanks for all your tips! My fillings are super simple, not the one you posted....but so far, we ate one of the baked ones, and they're GOOD! Also used the whole wheat pizza dough from Fresh and Easy! So it was super easy!

  2. So did you make the team #1 or team #2 calzones....?? :)