Broccoli and Double Cheese Calzones

Broccoli and Double Cheese Calzones Recipe
Our kid judges could not get enough of these Italian  wonders. "It looks like a pie, and tastes like a pizza!" said Jarret, 8. Another panelist suggested adding pepperoni for even more kid appeal.


4 Servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 559
Fat 35 g
Satfat 14 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Sodium 063 mg


1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 large clove garlic, minced
2/3 cup ricotta
4 ounces mozzarella, coarsely grated (1 cup)
1 large egg yolk
Salt and pepper
1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 450°F. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a small pot. Place broccoli in a steamer basket, place steamer basket in pot, cover and steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, coarsely chop, and place in a medium-size bowl. Stir in garlic, ricotta, mozzarella and egg yolk; season with salt and pepper.

Divide pizza dough into 4 portions and use a rolling pin to roll each into an 8-inch circle. Place a quarter of broccoli mixture in center of a round, fold dough in half, and then seal by rolling edges together toward center and crimping. Using a sharp knife, cut two small slits in top of calzone to let steam escape. Repeat with remaining dough and broccoli mixture. Brush calzones with olive oil.

Mist a large, rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place calzones on baking sheet and bake in center of oven until golden and risen, 13 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately, with warm tomato sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.