Traditional calzones from your local Italian eatery can easily rack up hundreds of calories. These simple, homemade calzones are ready in 40 minutes and have fewer than 200 calories per slice. Even better: You'll get a healthy dose of whole grains from the whole wheat pizza dough. Pick up whole wheat pizza dough at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or other markets in your area.
- 1 12 ounce piece whole-wheat pizza dough
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 2 cups fillings (suggested: fresh vegetables, roasted peppers, crumbled bacon, chicken sausage)
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
- Olive oil
- Coarse salt
- Marinara sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Roll out a piece of pizza dough into a rectangle.
- Place a layer of provolone cheese in a straight line across the center of the dough. Spread with whole milk ricotta, then sprinkle with desired toppings, followed by shredded mozzarella.
- Fold the short sides of the dough in about 2 to 3 inches towards the middle. Gently roll over the long sides of the dough to create an even loaf with the fillings wrapped inside.
- Transfer to a baking sheet, seam side down. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt / cut a few holes in the top to allow steam to escape.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.
- Recipe provided by Dana Angelo White, R.D. of Dana White Nutrition, Inc.
Per serving: 179 kcal cal., 9 g fat (4 g sat. fat), 279 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 9 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet