Family-Style Calzone

This impressive Family-Style Calzone is sure to please a crowd. Customize and fill with your favourite pizza toppings.


3/4 pound whole wheat pizza dough
1 cup tomato sauce
About 6 to 8 slices ham, chopped
1 small red pepper, sliced and cooked or 1 roasted red pepper
1 cup cooked mushrooms
About 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
Olive oil, for brushing


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

For the filling: Combine tomato sauce, ham, red pepper, mushrooms and mozzarella. Set aside.

Sprinkle work surface with a little flour. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rough 12-inch circle, about 1/2-inch thick.

Transfer to oiled pizza pan. Leaving about 1-inch board, spoon filling onto one side of dough. Fold to create a calzone. Seal edges by crimping the dough with your fingertips. Roll edges up further seal the dough. Cut a few steam vents into the top of the calzone with a paring knife. Brush with oil.

Bake until golden brown and when you tap the bottom of calzone, it sounds hollow, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve.

Yield: 4 servings.