Easiest Broc & Cheese Calzones
  • SERVES:2 as a main course and 4 as an app, if halved
  • PREP: 15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

Frozen broccoli, you were made for this job.

Calzones to the dinner rescue! The broccoli here is precooked, meaning you won’t end up with tough little trees up inside their pizza-dough balloons. Add sauce and cheese, then act like you’re in art class when you seal, crimp, and twist the calzones into half-moons ready for baking.

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, fully thawed
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, thawed and ready for action if frozen
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup finely grated Parm
  • 1 cup store-bought marinara sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • All-purpose flour, for rolling
  • Prepared pesto, for serving

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