Surprise Calzones

Southern Living
Makes 20 servings


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1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 (10.2-ounce) cans refrigerated jumbo biscuits
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained


Stir together first 7 ingredients. Split biscuits in half; roll each half into a 4-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.

Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl until blended.

Spoon ricotta mixture evenly onto each circle, leaving a 1-inch border. Top evenly with tomato. Brush edges lightly with water. Fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal; prick tops. Brush calzones with egg mixture. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 450° for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. (Do not overbake.) Serve immediately.

Created date

December 2001