Broccoli-cheese Calzones

  • gkwillow 3 years ago
    Broccoli Cheese Calzones
    from jo_jo_ba

    There's a pizza place in town that has a Spinach Pie I absolutely love! This Broccoli Calzone had a similar taste, and is so easy to make at home!

    Using pizza/marinara sauce for dipping added to the wonderful flavor...thanks jo_jo_ba for a great keeper recipe. :)
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  • Good4U 3 years ago said:
    GK It looks wonderful! Nice pics too! I bookmarked it.:-) Thanks for bringing it to my attention.:-) Yummy!
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  • gkwillow 3 years ago said:
    Thank you for looking at it...I was really pleased. Never tried making a calzone before. I had purchased a package mix for pizza dough and then never used it...so I thought I'd try it here and it worked well. The filling set up better when it cooled a bit. I took those pics immediately after taking the calzone out of the oven and cutting it open (which I didn't turn over as the recipe says, because my calzone was so large.) :)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 3 years ago said:
    That looks so good! I love the way the cheese looks all oozy ;) Did the cottage cheese taste too cottage cheese-y? Ok I have all the ingredients once again and your tempting me! Would have to make the dough from scratch though. Like the idea of dipping it in warm marinara sauce too!
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago said:
    That's a very nice looking calzone GK! Bookmarked it to try out on my son when he comes home over Christmas Break. I have a major aversion to broccoli myself. LOL! Am going to look for or make a whole wheat pizza dough for it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Great pictures!
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  • gkwillow 3 years ago said:
    ML2C - it makes me happy you think my stuff looks good enough to make! :) Unless you have an aversion to cottage cheese like Chuckieb has to broccoli I don't think you'll find it too overwhelming... ;D I used cheddar jack so that was a bit stronger cheese flavor that maybe masked the cottage cheesy-ness a bit. ;)

    Since I wanted to make this because of my love of spinach pie, why not sub spinach for broccoli? We might just find a way to satisfy BOTH of you. :O

    Thanks to you both for your comments!
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago said:
    OOOoooooo am lovin' that idea. Most excellent. Thanks GK!
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  • mommyluvs2cook 3 years ago said:
    I've haven't had cottage cheese all that much. I don't think I hate it though. I bought a tub of it like 2 weeks ago and never used it for what I wanted to use it for and can't remember what it was gonna be used for, haha! So this would be the perfect way to use it :) Anyway like chuckie I would have to make my own dough. Spinach would be really yummy in this I bet too!
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  • gkwillow 3 years ago said:
    I'm sure pizza dough from scratch would have been better and I would have done that had it not been for the box in my pantry...I feel bad if I waste food - even if it is just a box mix!
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  • mommyluvs2cook 3 years ago said:
    Shoot, the only reason I would be making it from scratch is cause I don't have any refrigerated or frozen dough on hand lol! I actually have never heard of it out of a box though GK. Is it pretty good?
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  • gkwillow 3 years ago said:
    I thought that it was adequate, ML2C. Actually, it was in a pouch - Betty Crocker brand, I believe. Couldn't be easier - all you do is stir in warm water, cover and let sit for 5 minutes and it's ready to shape. It even had that "yeasty" smell and taste.
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  • frankieanne 2 years ago said:
    I use that Betty Crocker pizza dough once in a while. Its actually pretty good stuff!
    Those are really great pictures, gkw.
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  • gkwillow 2 years ago said:
    Frankieanne, was just re-reading this today and I see that I failed to thank you for the compliment on the pics. Where are my manners??? :)
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  • frankieanne 2 years ago said:
    Well, I was kind of late jumping in here. :)
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  • mrpiggy 2 years ago said:
    THat looks really good GK. Im not sure if I have ever had a calzone. I might have and just not known what it was. It kind of looks familiar. It doesnt look so easy to make though.....
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  • gkwillow 2 years ago said:
    Thank you mr p. I usually make nothing that involves dough of any kind... and I made this process a whole lot more difficult than it should have been. I've eaten calzones before, but this was my first attempt at making one. Determination to get a pic paid off... ;P
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  • mommyluvs2cook 2 years ago said:
    These are SO GOOD! I threw some chopped onion in with the broccoli to steam. I used the mozzarella plus some cheddar to make up for what I was lacking. I was so worried I would hate the cottage cheese but I was eating the leftover filling that wouldn't fit in my calzones with a spoon, lol and decided there was nothing to worry about cause it was yummy! I ended up buying my dough. I accidently bought the thin crust kind so as you can tell from my picture it's, well, thin lol. Still good though! Love the heat from the red pepper and I added a dash of salt and pepper as well. Posted my picture ;)
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  • gkwillow 2 years ago said:
    Pretty pic, ML2C. Glad you found the cottage cheese acceptable! :)
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