Restaurant Style Calzones !!!

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Oh Man !!! These were good… Talk about a dish that would make your mom proud, this is one of them. The best thing about Calzones is that there are so many possible ways to stuff them. The traditional Calzone has mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Then add what ever to it. I omitted ricotta and I used chicken, spinach, onion, garlic, pepperoni, and mushrooms for these.  I sauteed the onion and garlic in olive oil and butter, then added fresh spinach and cooked it down. In another frying pan I sauteed the mushrooms in butter oregano, salt, pepper and some cooking sherry. I seasoned one chicken breast in salt, pepper, and garlic and grilled it separately. Use a store made pizza dough or make your own. I made my own but there are pretty standard recipes for dough on the internet.

Here’s what you do when you decide what you are gonna fill this monster with. Roll out your dough and stretch it like you were making a small to medium size pizza. Or go large. Why not? Then place on a pan or cookie sheet and on one half spread out cheese and whatever toppings on top of the cheese. Fold over the other half and from the bottom fold the edge over and pinch to seal. Make sure you cut a few vent holes on the top so steam can escape while cooking. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes. when done brush with melted butter and sprinkle with parsley. Sometimes I would go as far as sprinkling garlic salt and Parmesan cheese once buttered. Do always what your taste buds desire…

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