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Ham and Cheese Calzones Recipe

Ham and Cheese Calzones Recipe

This sort of inside-out pizza is something I concocted one evening when I had leftover baked ham and needed to fix something quick and simple. My husband loved it—so did all his friends when he took some to work for lunch. —Shelby Marino, Neptune Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes (13.8 ounces each) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 to 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Dried basil, optional
  • Spaghetti sauce, warmed

Directions

  • 1. Unroll one pizza crust onto a greased baking sheet; shape into a 14-in. x 11-in. rectangle. Spread half of the ricotta cheese lengthwise on half of the dough to within 1 in. of the edges.
  • 2. Sprinkle with half of the pepperoni, ham and mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining crust and filling ingredients.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil if desired. Cut into slices. Serve with spaghetti sauce. Yield: 2 calzones ( 7 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 341 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1,087 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.