Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Homemade Calzones!

These were so good...and such a money saver!  I figured up the cost in my head while we were eating and it came out to about $6 for the whole thing.  We cut the calzone in half, and each half was about the size of a calzone from Johnny Brusco's, just a smidgen smaller.  So for roughly $3 each (with leftovers), we ate for what we would've had to pay $8 each (with leftovers still).  Of course, if you just make a pepperoni and cheese one, it would come out super cheap!!

Our calzones had sauce, ground beef, chopped yellow peppers, pepperoni, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese. Soo yummy. :) And so easy to make!

Next time you go grocery shopping, look over by the canned'll see pizza crusts and Italian bread, and French bread too I think!  Get the thick crust pizza crust.  Spray your cookie sheet (or, if you do like me and always line your cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spray the aluminum foil...the middle of the calzone gets heavy and wants to stick.)  Roll out the pizza crust onto your pan.  Spread some sauce onto half of the pizza crust, and top that half with whatever you want! (If you're adding meats, precook them).  My suggestions for cheese, is put some on between different layers of other toppings so that everything melts together really well.  Once you've got everything piled on, fold the other half of the pizza crust over and press it closed around the edges.  Get your kitchen scissors out, and cut a slice in the top of the calzone so it doesn't do anything crazy, like explode in the oven....that'd be no good!  Bake according to the instructions on the pizza crust can.  The one we bought was at 425 for 14 minutes I believe and it was perfect. :)