Lasagna Calzones

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Man, oh man, these are some delish calzones!  Filled with creamy pesto, buttery mozzarella, chunky meat sauce and salty Parmesan cheese, they definitely kick the pants off those frozen Hot Pockets.  I call these lasagna calzones, because they’re filled with everything I’d typically put in a lasagna casserole.  You can feel free to substitute the mozzarella cheese for some ricotta, or be extra wicked and just add both!  These are a perfect meal for kids and adults alike.

ingredients(Makes 4 servings)

1 recipe’s worth of my Homemade Pizza Dough (or 1 lb store bought)
1/2 cup of my Macadamia Nut Pesto (or store bought)
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
1 1/4 cup Easy Weeknight Meat Sauce (or store bought)
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Cooking spray or olive oil mister
Salt & pepper

directions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal sized balls.

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Roll each dough ball into a flat disc, about 6-8″ in diameter and 1/4″ thick.

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Brush each dough circle with 2 tablespoons of pesto, leaving a border around the edge for sealing.

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Top 1/2 of each dough circle with 2 ounces of sliced mozzarella.  Sprinkle a bit of salt & pepper on the mozzarella.

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Top the mozzarella slices with 1/3 cup of meat sauce.

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And finally, top the meat sauce with 3 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese.

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Fold the calzone in half, to cover the filling, and press the edges of the dough down.

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Crimp the edges to seal, and cut a small ventilation hole in the top to allow steam to vent.

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Place the calzone on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray or olive oil so it gets brown and crispy. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until it’s nice and golden brown.

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Allow the calzones to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, they’ll be super hot inside!

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Lasagna Calzones

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought pesto
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup meat sauce
  • 3/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • cooking spray or olive oil mister
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal sized balls. Roll each dough ball into a flat disc, about 6-8" in diameter and 1/4" thick.
  3. Brush each dough circle with 2 tablespoons of pesto, leaving a border around the edge for sealing.
  4. Top 1/2 of each dough circle with 2 ounces of sliced mozzarella. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on the mozzarella.
  5. Top the mozzarella slices with 1/3 cup of meat sauce. And finally, top the meat sauce with 3 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese. Repeat this for the rest of the calzones.
  6. Fold each calzone in half, to cover the filling, and press the edges of the dough down. Crimp the edges to seal, and cut a small ventilation hole in the top of each calzone to allow steam to vent.
  7. Place each calzone on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray or olive oil so the calzones get brown and crispy. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until they're crisp & golden brown.
  8. Allow the calzones to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.