Broccoli-Cheese Calzones

A cheesy delight ready in 35 minutes! Enjoy these broccoli and cheese calzones - perfect for Italian meals!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

1
container (15 oz) fat-free ricotta cheese
1
box (9 oz) frozen cut broccoli, thawed
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup fat-free egg product or 2 egg whites
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1
loaf (1 lb) frozen wheat or white bread dough, thawed
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease 2 cookie sheets with shortening. In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except bread dough and pizza sauce.
  • 2 Divide bread dough into 6 equal pieces. On lightly floured surface using floured rolling pin, roll each piece into 7-inch round.
  • 3 Top half of each dough round with cheese mixture to within 1 inch of edge. Carefully fold dough over filling; pinch edge or press with fork to seal securely. Place calzones on cookie sheets.
  • 4 Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat pizza sauce over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Serve warm sauce over calzones.

Expert Tips

A calzone is a stuffed pizza that looks like a big turnover. To give these calzones a shiny top, brush them with a slightly beaten egg white before baking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.