Adapted from a Pinterest recipe, here's what we're having for dinner tonight!
Pizza Calzones a la Livingstons
(makes 2 long calzones)
2 balls of pizza dough (from Whole Foods)
13 oz jar pizza sauce
12-16 oz shredded mozzarella
Grated parmesan (about 4 Tbsp total)
1/4 lb crumbled sausage (from Whole Foods pizza counter)
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 Tbsp garlic Powder
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly flour 2 feet of parchment paper. Stretch one ball of dough out into an approximately 2ft x 1 ft rectangle. Spread sauce longways down the middle third of the dough from end to end (making a 2 ft by about 4 inch strip of sauce). Sprinkle the sauce with sausage, mozzarella and a light amount of parmesan (1-2 Tbsp). Using a pizza cutter, slice the two long sides of raw dough into 1 inch 'fringe', perpendicular to the filling strip. Starting at the bottom, pull the first inch of dough up and across the filling, pinching down the dough into the other side of the dough, and trimming the excess dough off with kitchen scissors. On the other side, pull the other first strip of dough across the filling, pinch off and trim. Repeat in a criss-cross pattern until you get to the top. Seal up the two ends so that the sauce and cheese don't spill out during baking. Carefully transfer the calzone to a greased pizza stone or jelly roll pan (leaving behind the parchment paper). Re-pinch any openings between the dough to make a seal.
Repeat the steps above for the second ball of dough, creating a second calzone with just sauce and cheese (or add any other filling ingredients you might like... Pepperoni, hamburger, veggies, ham and pineapple...).
Transfer the second calzone to the pizza stone/jelly roll pan and bake until dough is just starting to turn golden brown.
Melt butter and mix with garlic powder and 1-2 Tbsp parmesan cheese. Brush onto each calzone and finish baking until the top is golden brown and dough is cooked through.
Let cool and slice into individual servings.
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