I was looking to do something different for dinner again and I remembered at the store that I wanted to try a broccoli calzone that I had seen on Martha Stewart's web-site. I forgot it had ricotta when I went to the store and when I looked it up I realized I had to change the recipe a bit.
I had purchased premade almost whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe's as well as a 4 cheese blend they call Quattro Formaggio, which I love. The cheese blend has parmesan, asiago, mild provolone and fontina cheese. I use this cheese blend quite a bit for various recipes, including my lasagna recipe which I use the cheese instead of mozzarella. Anyway, sorry to get off topic, I searched the web for a broccoli cheese calzone that didn't include ricotta and stumbled upon a blog called "My Life on a Plate." The broccoli cheese calzone recipe was easy enough and so I came up with this hybrid recipe between the Martha recipe and Keeley Powell's recipe.
Broccoli Cheese Calzone adapted from Martha Stewart's website and My Life on a Plate
Purchased whole wheat pizza dough (2 - 16oz packages)
2 1/2 cups cooked broccoli
1 cup Quattro Formaggio cheese blend (Parmesan, Asiago, Provolone, & Fontina cheese blend)
1/2 sauteed chopped yellow onion
Mix broccoli, cheese and onion.
I cut each package of dough into thirds. Rolled them out until about 8 inch circles. Place a heaping 1/2 cup broccoli filling on the middle. Fold dough over the filling and fold the edges to seal the calzone.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
I thought this recipe was a success. The flavor was great and I was able to freeze some for a later meal. Easy meals ahead! Yes... One note though, I thought there the ratio of filling to dough was a bit off. I would definitely fill them more, maybe 3/4 cup of filling next time. I would also undercook the broccoli a bit as it got a bit overcooked for my taste. I would definitely make this again. This recipe was tasty and quick and left me with a make ahead meal.
Link to the original recipes
Martha Stewart's recipe:
My Life on a Plate Blog: