Mini Calzones are stuffed with provolone, ricotta, and salami wrapped in a golden brown crusty pizza dough! Each bite has meaty, cheesy, crusty goodness.
Recipe byTessa Arias
1(16 ounce) ball pizza dough, homemade or store bought
6ounces(about 6 slices) provolone, cut into small squares
3ouncessalami, cut into small squares
2/3cupricotta cheese, preferably whole milk
½teaspoondried Italian seasoning
¼teaspoonred pepper flakes
Ground black pepper, to taste
Marinara sauce, warmed, for serving
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
For the dough:
Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and cut into 8 equal pieces. Roll the pieces into balls and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and let stand while you make the filling.
For the filling:
In a medium bowl combine the provolone, salami, ricotta, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes, and black pepper to taste until combined.
In a small bowl beat the egg with 1 teaspoon water.
Working with 1 ball of dough at a time, press the ball into a flat disk then use a rolling pin to roll it into a 6-inch round with an 1/8-inch thickness. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture on one half of the round then fold over to form a half moon shape, pressing the edge to seal. Crimp the edge with a fork and place back on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the egg wash before repeating with the remaining dough.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve alongside warm marinara sauce for dipping.
To make ahead:
Allow the baked calzones to cool completely then tightly wrap each individually in plastic wrap. Transfer to a plastic bag and freeze for up to 2 months. To bake from frozen, place on a baking sheet in a 400°F for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.
Mini Calzones https://handletheheat.com/mini-calzones/ October 22, 2014