Braided Calzone

Braided calzone

This braided calzone recipe calls for all the classics: pepperoni, ham, salami, mozzarella. Oh, don’t forget the marinara!

Ingredients

  • Braided Calzone6 oz pre-made pizza dough
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • 4 slices ham
  • 5 slices salami
  • 14 slices pepperoni
  • 3 slices provolone
  • 5 sprigs fresh basil
  • 8 pepperoncinis
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Oregano (optional)
  • Marinara for dipping

You will need:

Rolling pin, cutting board, sharp knife, baking pan, pizza cutter.

Calzone Quick Tip:

Order fresh dough from your local pizza place, or ask your grocery store to stock premade pizza dough.

Directions:

Calzone-11. Lightly flour dough, rolling pin and surface and begin rolling dough.

 

Calzone-22. Roll dough into a thin rectangle about 11 x 20 inches, continuously flipping and flouring surfaces.

 

3. TrimCalzone-3 the excess dough creating a rectangle.

 

Calzone-44. Begin layering by drizzling oil on the trimmed dough.

 

Calzone-55. Layer 4 slices of ham, 5 slices of salami and 14 slices of pepperoni down the center.

 

Calzone-6 6. Continue layering with provolone, mozzarella, chopped pepperoncini and chopped basil.

 

Calzone-77. Cut one-inch strips on both sides of the filling. Make sure they line up on both sides.

 

Calzone-88. Fold the top and then alternate left and right strips. Fold the bottom.

 

Calzone-99. Finish the calzone by drizzling olive oil and sprinkling oregano.

 

Calzone-10 10. Bake calzone at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

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