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Broccoli-Cheese Calzones

A small amount of red pepper adds a touch of heat, but feel free to add more if your taste buds like it hot.

Oxmoor House AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 calzone)


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen fresh gluten-free pizza crust dough (such as Gillian's), thawed
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (such as Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup bottled gluten-free pizza sauce, warmed (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirling to coat pan. Add broccoli, mushrooms, and red pepper; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned and moisture evaporates. Remove from heat.

4. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll 1 portion into a 6-inch circle on a work surface sprinkled with 1 tablespoon flour. Repeat procedure with remaining dough and flour.

5. Spoon 1/4 cup vegetable filling into center of each circle; sprinkle each with 1/4 cup cheese. Brush edges of dough with water; fold dough in half over filling, pressing firmly to seal.

6. Place calzones on prepared baking sheet; coat tops with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool slightly, and serve with warm pizza sauce, if desired.

Beef Calzones variation: Replace the vegetable filling with a meaty version. Starting with step 3, cook 1/2 pound ground sirloin, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, and 2 minced garlic cloves in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring to crumble beef. Drain. Continue the recipe starting with step 4. CALORIES 483; FAT 17.7g (sat 3.8g, mono 4.5g, poly 1.7g); PROTEIN 26.1g; CARB 56.8g; FIBER 1.4g; CHOL 37mg; IRON 4mg; SODIUM 465mg; CALC 22mg

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 388
  • Fat: 13.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 15.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 431mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

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Broccoli-Cheese Calzones Recipe