Monday, May 10, 2010

Chicken-Spinach-Bacon Calzones

Publix pizza dough is a staple in my freezer. You can thaw it in the microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes if you need dinner fast and forgot to move it to the fridge (this happens to me all the time!). Instead of our usual Bacon Pizza, I decided to put roasted chicken, fresh baby spinach, and some bacon in calzones. I cut the dough ball in half and then rolled out each portion. The calzones were the perfect size. Andy gave them his seal of approval. Enjoy!

Chicken-Spinach-Bacon Calzones
1 round pizza dough, cut in half and rolled out
Sun-dried tomato or basil pesto
Fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup roasted, shredded chicken
4 slices bacon, chopped and cooked
1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheese

1. Cut pizza dough in half, and roll out each portion. Spread pesto on dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Layer spinach leaves over pesto on one half of dough; top with shredded chicken and bacon. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Fold over dough, and crimp edges to seal. Place on a pizza stone or baking sheet, and coat tops of calzones with cooking spray.
2. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until done.

1 comment:

Boys R Us Mom said...

Publix pizza dough is a staple in my freezer too! I will have to try this recipe. Sounds wonderful!