Friday, May 14, 2010

Cooking for One: Part 4 Broccoli and Cheese Calzones with Tomato Dipping Sauce

Check out the past Cooking for One posts if you missed any of them. Marie Claire continues with more great ideas for cooking for one with an easy recipe for Broccoli and Cheese Calzones with Tomato Dipping Sauce.

Broccoli and Cheese Calzones with Tomato Dipping Sauce
1 package frozen pizza dough, thawed
1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed and finely chopped
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Jarred tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 500 F.

In a medium bowl, combine broccoli, garlic powder, oregano, mozzarella, parmesan, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.

Divide pizza dough into four sections. Roll each piece into a six-inch circle. Evenly divide broccoli mixture onto 1/2 of each circle, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Fold the unfilled side over the filling. Crimp the edges with a fork.

Place the calzones onto a lightly-greased baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, coat each calzone with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve with prepared tomato sauce.