Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Ham & Cheese Calzone

Following_RecipeSMALLER   It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is HAM & CHEESE CALZONE!

I love calzones. They’re such a great twist on pizza. But, they take so much work to prepare…or so it seems. This is a great deli-style calzone, and relatively easy to prepare. You can adjust this recipe to fashion the more traditional pizza calzone with meats and pizza sauce, if you prefer.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Serves 8]

2 T. mayonnaise
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup broccoli florets
1 (8 oz.) sliced smoked deli ham
½ small onion
8 oz. cheese, grated, divided
1 T. vegetable oil, divided
2 pkg. (13.8 oz each) refrigerator pizza crust
1 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine mayonnaise and mustard in bowl; mix well. Cut broccoli into small florets; dice ham and chop onion. Grate cheese. Combine broccoli, ham, onion and half of cheese in bowl.

Lightly brush cookie sheet with 1 tsp. oil. Unroll one package of dough gently stretching and pressing dough to cover bottom. Sprinkle with remaining cheese to within one inch of edges; spoon ham mixture over cheese. Starting on one end, unroll remaining dough directly over filling, matching edges of dough and shaping to fit as dough is unrolled. Trim ½ inch off sides of dough. Press edges to seal. Brush remaining oil over dough. With knife, make 12 slits, in three rows of four each, into top crust.

Bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, grate Parmesan cheese and sprinkle over calzone. Return calzone to oven; bake 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is deep golden brown. Slice and serve.


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