Friday, February 18, 2011

E: Buffalo Chicken & Artichoke Calzones

Happy Friday! Keep those Stonyfield giveaway entries coming!!

Side note: I had a wonderful day yesterday! I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat again at the doctors! I recorded a little segment (so I could send it to Josh) and have been playing it over and over ;). 

A while back, I cooked up buffalo chicken calzones. I decided it was about time I make them again, but I switched up the ingredient list a bit:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup part- skim ricotta (or whole milk or fat free, whatever you’d like)
  • 1/4 cup granted romano parmesan
  • 1/2 cup pizza or tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce (or a few shakes of hot sauce)
  • desired quantity cooked chicken (chopped) or deli sliced chicken breast (chopped) (I used Boar’s Head Buffalo chicken breast) (note: you could make a vegetarian version with black beans)
  • 1/2 a 15-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts (or leave out if you’re not an artichoke fan)
  • Pizza dough (homemade or store bought, I used Publix-store bought):

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  • olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix together first six ingredients.

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Roll out pizza dough and cut in half. Top each half of the dough with half of the filling, wrap up calzone and pinch shut.

Top a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper (to catch any topping that explodes out). Place calzones on top of parchment paper and brush each with just a bit of olive oil. Bake for 20-24 minutes. The outcome:

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The outcome when you don’t pinch shut properly ;) (see “calzone” on top):

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Enjoy!

Any weekend plans?? I’m hoping to fit in brunch & a trip to see my parents (my Mama’s birthday is Monday!!).

42 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Ah! How exciting about your dr's appointment. :)

VeggieGirl said...

Have fun this weekend!! :)

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Aww that's great that you got to hear the baby's heartbeat! How exciting.

Lauren said...

How incredible that must have been for you guys. No wonder you could hear the heart beat, I bet this child's heart is so big!! :)
The calzones sound awesome by the way. Toly would LOVE them, minus the artichoke. ;)

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

yay!!! congrats. and my hubby would love this!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am a die-hard buffalo sauce fan. It seems like buffalo chicken recipes are popping up in all different forms around the blog world. I just bookmarked a buffalo chicken soup, and now I am adding this to the line-up too!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a creative idea. Definitely need to give this a try!

xo

Jenna said...

Aww, congrats on the doctors appointment! That had to be an incredible experience. :)

Mike would kill to eat this Calzone, thanks for the recipe chica.

brandi said...

so exciting about the heart beat :)

Heather said...

What a fun doctor appointment!!
And those calzones look amazing - you just gave me a great idea for this weekend. :)

Anne Marie said...

Hearing the heartbeat is the best, isn't it? I'm so excited for you!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

My goodness that must have been so incredible to hear the heartbeat :) You are the most adorable mom-to-be. That calzone looks heavenly! I hope you have a great weekend, Erica!!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

awe...isn't hearing the heartbeat great!? Being an L & D nurse for as long as I was...I think I have that sound ingrained into my head! haha I admit, when I was pregnant with my kids, I would always hook myself up to a monitor and listen to their heartbeats when it was slow....perks of the job! haha

*Naomi* said...

i LOVE calzones! i havent had one in so so long! When they are fresh out of the oven and you break into one it is UNREAL the hot chese and delicious fillings! my favorite is spinach broc and cheese calzones!

have an awesome weekend that is so so so exciting about your Doctors appointment! You will be a momma so soon!!! xoxo

Holly said...

SO exciting that you got to hear the baby's heart rate again!! It won't be too long before you can feel those kicks. :-)

I'm headed to Chicago with my mom and sisters....so excited! Have a great weekend, Erica!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

That looks amazing. You must be so excited about your pregnancy and the heartbeat. Sorry to sound redundant, but it is true!

I remember going into my sister's 1st ultrasound appt with her since her husband was deployed, and I cried more than she did!! haha

Christina said...

mmm those look awesome. yay for hearing the heartbeat!

Campinggirl said...

I imagine that the heartbeat makes everything very real!

Annie said...

erica have a great weekend!

i'll be admiring that calzone this weekend ;)

hbobier said...

I love that you got to hear baby's heartbeat! :)

I haven't had calzones in forever, they look so good!

Julie said...

happy birthday mama!!!

calzones always remind me of stromboli which reminds me of this AMAZING stromboli place that we used to order from (before it closed) called bootleggers and their stromboli was amazing and so much cheese and so spicy and the meaty one was SO meaty hahaha droooool

have fun this weekend and get your brunch thang on!!

We Are Not Martha said...

I LOVE buffalo chicken calzones... And with artichokes?? SUCH a good idea!!

That's SO exciting you got to hear your baby's heartbeat :) YAY!

Sues

Allison said...

I really enjoy calzones but always seem to forget about making them. Today at work one of the chefs made one and it was so quick and easy I need to try it! This weekend I am laying low with now solid plans but dinner tomorrow with friends! Enjoy your weekend.

teresa said...

mmmm, love the calzones. the half open one is my favorite, it gives you a sneak peak of what's inside. don't you love that premade pizza crust? i buy some whenever i go to trader joe's!

Natalie said...

we haven't made calzones in way too long. must get on this asap!!

happy weekend!

Biz said...

Back when I had my daughter I had no health insurance, so I had only one ultrasound and she was turned the wrong way to tell if she was a boy or a girl, but I loved hearing "its" heart beat!

Tony's had a bit of a set back at the hospital - I will know more tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend and happy early b-day to your Momma!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome doctor's appointment! I bet Josh is TICKLED PINK!

Those.are.enormous.calzones...LOL! NOMS!

That sounds like a great weekend! Happy birthday, Momma Itzy!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

So exciting about your doc appt!!! The buffalo chicken calzones sound delicious, you know how much we love anything buffalo in this house! Hope you have a wonderful weekend girl :)

Shannon said...

oh my gosh, that just melted my heart! so amazing to hear your baby's heartbeat :) and that calzone has my tummy growling!

Krista said...

Isn't hearing your babies heartbeat amazing??? Always sounded like a running horse to me. ;)

The calzone's look absolutely delicious!!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Can you believe I've never made a calzone? CRAZY!

Yay for hearing the heartbeat. So cute.

glidingcalm said...

OH MY OH MY! That calzone looks amazinggggg! Exciting about your doc appointment! eeeeeeeeeee!! So much baby fever going around lately!! It's so neat!! :D

Pound said...

what a great dinner idea! have you ever made buffalo chicken dip? so delish!

Kitchens said...

My Goodness that must have been so amazing to hear the heartbeat. You are the most adorable mom-to-be.

Aggie said...

Holy wow! I love calzones! My parents own a pizza shop and that is and has always been my favorite thing on the menu. Love the flavor combo!!

Pet Meds said...

I just bookmarked a buffalo chicken soup, and now I am adding this to the line-up too!!

roky said...
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roky said...

I really like the calzones, but always seem to forget them.I had tested it a week ago.I had never made it at home. Now I will try it at home from your recipe.

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