Portable Meals: Calzones
These calzones are simple to make and provide a convenient portable meal for those busy nights full of activities. Bonus: kids love them!
I have mentioned this before, but we are in a really busy season of our lives right now. Two nights a week we have been going to two Kung Fu classes and then baseball games. This has made dinner a bit of a challenge. I have been coming up with portable meals that can be eaten in the car between activities. There is no time between activities for the drive-thru and I don't want the boys eating fast food all the time. The costs would quickly add up and even though this is fast food, at least it is homemade. Plus the boys love them. They each (even my three year old) ate an entire calzone the other night. They loved them so much my two oldest boys ate the extra ones on the way home from the baseball game.
Calzones are pretty easy to make. We love grilled calzones, but I baked these in the oven. I simply filled these with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese so they would be quick to make. You can fill them with your favorite pizza toppings...sausage, onions, mushrooms, peppers, whatever your heart desires. I start with pizza dough kneading in a little extra flour to make it easy to handle.
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 to 2 Tbsp. sugar or sucanat
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix.
Dump onto a floured surface.
Knead into a smooth dough (five minutes or so). Knead in extra flour as needed to make it easy to handle.
Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, then cut into six pieces or roll half of the dough at a time and cut each half into three pieces.
Sprinkle some corn meal (optional) on a large pizza pan, baking sheet, or baking stone. Place the dough pieces on the pan. Spread some pizza sauce on each piece of dough.
Put pizza toppings on half of your dough slices.
Fold over each piece of dough to seal it around the fillings. Press edges together and crimp them with a fork.
Bake at 450 F for 12 to 15 minutes, turning over half-way to brown on both sides. â
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7/6/2015 02:26:39 pm
These look delicious, and are a great idea for on-the-go meals!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at
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