July 3, 2012

Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Calzones

I must confess, I'm a hotpocket addict. This addiction however contradicts the zero waste lifestyle, and I've had to fight to find a replacement. Luckily, I did. I found calzones, which taste even better than my old microwavable friends.

These are super yummy, and kids love them. 

This recipe makes 4 calzones, and is perfect served with some fresh fruit or a salad. Makes great packed lunches. :)

160z pizza dough (plain or herbed, use a thin-crust variety for maximum hotpocket-likeness)
1/4 cup marinara
1/4 cup pineapple tidbits
1/3 lb ham, cubed
8oz sliced mozzarella
Garlic salt
Olive oil (or other grease)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease baking sheet with olive oil for best taste and to prevent sticking. If you don't have olive oil, use something else.
  • Separate dough into fourths. spread each fourth into a rectangle on a floured surface.
  • Brush dough with marinara sauce. Divide half of cheese evenly between calzones, placed on one half of each piece of dough.
  • On top of cheese, put ham and pineapple, then rest of cheese. 
  • Fold dough over, sealing edges. If sealing isn't working, get your fingers wet and then try again.
  • Prick tops with fork and sprinkle with garlic salt on top. Bake between 15-21 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack about 10 minutes, then enjoy. 
Note: Replace the filling with anything of your choice, such as mushrooms and pepperoni, and they'll be just as good. Canadian bacon and pineapple is just what I used in this case.For a vegetarian alternative, obviously just take out the meat.
    Do you like it? Is it hotpocket-y enough for you?

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