Broccoli and Four Cheese Calzones Recipe -
Broccoli and Four Cheese Calzones Recipe
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Broccoli and Four Cheese Calzones

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"Calzones are a fun variation for pizza lovers! Try substituting frozen chopped spinach for the broccoli. All-purpose flour will work if you do not have bread flour handy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Place the water, olive oil, salt, oregano, bread flour, and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommend by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the filling, squeeze out excess liquid from broccoli. In a large skillet saute the broccoli and garlic powder with the olive oil. Stir in the grated provolone cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, grated mozzarella cheese, and ricotta cheese.
  3. Once bread cycle has finished, remove dough from machine and roll into 8 inch circles. Spread filling on one half of the circle leaving a border around it for closing. Close the calzone by folding the unfilled side on top of the filled side. Crimp the edges closed with your fingers or a fork. Place on a lightly greased baking pan. Let rise in a draft-free area for 30 minutes.
  4. Brush tops lightly with olive oil. Bake in a preheated 500 degree F (260 degrees C) oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2005

i thought this was excellent-i used store bought frozen pizza dough and thawed it according to package directions.I also just spiced up the dough w/basil,oregano and italian seasoning-and omitted the provolone cheese-and baked at 450-not 500 degreesfor about the same time-will definately make again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 08, 2003

These were good but would be better w/ marinara sauce in them. Next time I would not mix the ricotta w/ the other cheeses, rather spread it beside the filling.

May 19, 2004

The crust is great on these, but the filling was a little bland. Will make it again but with spinach instead of the broccoli, and more garlic.

Apr 21, 2006

Very pretty. But too much dough. Or, not enough filling. Will make again, but halve the dough. Making the dough in the breadmaker was new to me, but I liked it a lot. Plus, it was a whole lot easier than mixing by hand, which is what I usually do with pizza. Would definitely recommend putting marinara on the side.

Jan 20, 2006

Yum! My first try at making calzones and these came out great. My only modification was using cheddar cheese instead of provolone, and adding some ham that I shredded in the food processor and they still came out great. Everyone loved them and ate their entire calzone.

Jan 28, 2003

Wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing!!! I added grilled chicken to mine, but thought the whole recipe was great!!

Oct 11, 2004

yummy! I subbed basil for the oregano (I was out), added a tbsp of spag. sauce to each one, and used a slice of provolone in each instead of grated. Enjoyed by the whole family, and looking forward to the leftovers for lunch! I'm gonna try the dough for pizza crust next time I make it. Also, I used plain flour & hand mixed the dough - let it rise for an hour before rolling out. Worked great.

Dec 30, 2003

I substituted spinach for the broccoli because my family loves spinach, and these were incredible. I absolutely LOVE this dough, and use it for homemade pizzas, too. Absolutely delicious!!!


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  • Calories
  • 567 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.1 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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