These turnovers make a great weeknight dinner. Just pop them straight from the freezer into the oven, and serve with your favorite tomato sauce.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion; cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add broccoli, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl; set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Form calzones: Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, stretch each piece out, first to a 3-by-4-inch oval, then stretch again, this time to a 6-by-8-inch oval. (Let dough rest a few minutes if too elastic to work with.)

  • Stir cheeses into cooled broccoli mixture; season generously with salt and pepper. Assemble calzones: Spread a rounded 1/2 cup broccoli mixture over half of each piece of dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border; fold over to form a half-moon. Press edges to seal. With a paring knife, cut 2 slits in the top of each calzone.

  • Using a wide metal spatula with a thin blade, transfer calzones to 2 baking sheets lined with parchment or waxed paper; reshape if needed.

  • Bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Serve with tomato sauce, if desired.

Cook's Notes

To freeze: Prepare recipe through step 3. Tightly wrap each calzone in plastic; freeze until firm. Transfer calzones to resealable plastic bags; label and date. Freeze up to 2 months. To serve, unwrap calzones, and place on parchment-lined baking sheets; bake without thawing until golden, 35 to 40 minutes.

Reviews (7)

99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 45
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 2
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01/23/2014
Love this recipe! It is a go to in my house that we all love. I buy dough, steam some fresh broccoli and use some store bought sauce. Really tasty!
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02/24/2012
These are so good and super easy. I thought they might need something else to add some oomph, but they are great just as is. I used a jarred tomato and basil pasta sauce for dipping and it was delicious.
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09/26/2011
This was great! I made my own pizza dough (Ina Garten's recipe) with whole wheat flour and it was delicious!
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02/17/2010
Yummy, and the kids ate it without complaining. Next time I'll add some meat.
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02/07/2010
Great recipe! Though I actually made this with only 1 package of broccoli and a 9 oz pack of Italian chicken sausage, sliced. It was delicious, and fun to make.
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01/26/2010
This recipe was excellent. I made my own dough, and it turned out fantastically. Definitely a quick and easy go to meal.
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07/26/2008
Very easy and tasty make ahead dinner idea. With groccery prices going up this is a nice meal for any family budget. Label your freezer bag with the date and cooking instructions.