Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ham and Bell Pepper Calzones

I dusted off the cookbooks yesterday and cooked this up for dinner. Jackson said, "this is actually good, Mom!" Thanks, bud. Seriously, ALL my kids ate up every bite!

2 t olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 t dried oregano
1/4 lb. thinly sliced deli ham cut into thin strips
1 lb. refrigerated pizza dough
1 cup shredded mozzarella (whoops, I just realized I used cheddar! But, it was still tasty!)

1. Preheat oven to 400. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Heat Oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers, garlic and oregano; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the ham and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

3. Sprinkle a work surface lightly with flour. Turn the pizza dough onto the surface; cut in half. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll each piece into a 10" circle. Spread half the ham mixture over half of one of the circles, leaving a 1" border. Top the mixture with cheese. Fold the dough over the filling, crimping the edges to seal.

4. Transfer the calzones to the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Cut each calzone in half.

Since I can't eat the pizza dough, I served mine over rice and it was pretty good. I'm sure not as tasty as a calzone, but still delish!

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