Monday, March 7, 2016

Caprese Calzones with Homemade Pizza Sauce

Caprese Calzones

1 tube refrigerated pizza crust ...or make your own!
2 Roma tomatoes, halved and sliced
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup fresh basil chopped or torn
Your favorite pizza sauce for dipping
    Preheat oven to 425ยบ F.
    Roll out pizza dough onto a non-stick or lightly floured surface and cut it into 4 equal squares. Layer each square with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Fold in the 2 long sides of each square, pinching at the seams and the edges to seal the calzones. Place the calzones seam-side down onto a cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
    Serve hot with dipping sauce. 
    Pizza Sauce
1 8 oz. Can tomato sauce
1/3 cup minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a medium saucepan for about 2 minutes. Add oregano, basil, and Italian seasoning. Cook for 1 minute then add tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 3 minutes on low. Add Parmesan cheese and remove from heat. Serve warm with calzones. Yummy!!!