Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cooking Thursday

I've got a fun and easy supper recipe for today's Cooking Thursday. For more recipes, check out Sandra's blog - Diary of a SAHM.

1 pound lean ground beef
3 1/2 cups (14 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
12 ounce can tomato paste
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated pizza crust
Olive oil
6 ounce can Tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Cook ground beef in a large skillet and drain.
Combine beef, 2 1/2 cups cheese, tomato paste and 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning.
Unroll each pizza crust, and cut each crust into thirds. Press each portion into a 6 inch circle. Spread about 3/4 cup of meat mixture evenly over half of each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough over, pressing or crimping edges to seal. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet, and cut slits in tops to allow steam to escape. Brush with olive oil.
Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden. Mix tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, spread sauce in a thin layer over baked Calzones; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place back into oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Note: Freeze baked calzones up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Wrap calzones in aluminum foil, and bake at 300° for 1 hour or until thoroughly heated.
Yield: Makes 6 servings
*These were easy to make and we all enjoyed them!


Mike Golch said...


Kayren said...

Yum! I think the last time I made calzones was when we lived in NJ, which means the girls were six at the oldest. I'm going to try these soon.

Justabeachkat said...

Yum...they look delish!


Unknown said...

Anything pizza is good to me!! That looks so good!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh boy, oh boy...does this ever sound scrumptious. I'd love to have one.....RIGHT NOW!!! Diet coke too please.

Hope your day will treat you well. [PS...I too took Latin...and French. What a combination, huh? LOL]

Anonymous said...

Guess what we will be having for dinner tonight?! Love a new "Mari" recipe!

Brooke said...

having this tonight, although i'll have to tweek it just a little since i only have 1 can of pizza dough. maybe i'll just cut it in half since there are only 2 of us to feed.

Heart2Heart said...


This is more tempting than homemade pizza! Loving this one.

If you get a chance, stop by and participate in some of my giveaways, most of them end this weekend! I'd love to have you join!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sandra said...

Oooh I love calzones, thanks for the great recipe Mari :)

SnoWhite said...

Found your recipe for calzones from Kayren -- they look wonderful!