Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Again, Brenda Riden, our resident Pampered Chef Consultant, comes up with an easy ham-broccoli-onion-cheese calzone easy enough to fix for dinner on a busy weeknight. Add diced fruit topped with flavored yogurt and the meal is complete.

Ham and Cheese Calzone

2 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 cup fresh broccoli florets (about 2 oz)

1  8-oz pkg. slice smoked deli ham (about 1/2 in thick)

1/2 small onion

8 oz Swiss cheese, grated, divided

1 tbsp vegetable oil, divided

2 pkg (13.8 oz ea.)  refrigerated pizza crust

1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated

1.  Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine mayonnaise and mustard in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well with Small Mix 'N Scraper(R). With Utility Knife, cut broccoli into small florets; dice ham. Using Food Chopper, coarsely chop onion. Grate Swiss cheese with Ultimate Mandoline fitted with grating blade. Combine broccoli, ham, onion and half of the Swiss cheese in batter bowl; mix well.

2.  Lightly brush Large Bar Pan with 1 tsp of the oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush. Unroll one package of dough onto bottom of pan, gently stretching and pressing dough to cover bottom. Sprinkle with remaining Swiss cheese to within 1 in.  of edges; spoon ham mixture over cheese. Unroll remaining dough directly over filling, matching edges of dough and shaping to fit as dough is unrolled. Trim 1/2 in. off sides of dough with Utility Knife. Press edges to seal with Mini-Tart Shaper. Brush remaining oil over dough. Using Utility Knife, make 12 slits, in three rows of four each, into top crust.

3.  Bake 14–16 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, grate Parmesan cheese using Microplane(R) Adjustable Grater. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle Parmesan cheese over calzone. Bake 2–3 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is deep golden brown. Slice with Pizza Cutter; serve with Mini-Serving Spatula.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 440, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 49 g, Protein 22 g, Sodium 1240 mg, Fiber 2 g

Shopping List:
2 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 cup fresh broccoli florets (about 2 oz)

1 8-oz pkg. slice smoked deli ham (about 1/2 in. thick)

1 small onion

8 oz Swiss cheese

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 pkg (13.8 oz ea.) refrigerated pizza crust

1 oz Parmesan cheese

Brenda Riden
Pampered Chef Consultant

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