Publix Healthy Value Meal – Ricotta and Ham Calzones

Publix has all the pizza night makings on sale this week. While I love pizza, sometimes I want to switch things up a bit. I used leftover Easter ham and browned it in a skillet and mixed it with fresh herbs, ricotta cheese, and Parmesan cheese to make calzones. One little tip- I sometimes get whole wheat pizza dough from the Pizza Gallery in Viera. Most pizza joints will sell you their dough so ask next time you are picking up some pizza.

Play around with the fillings and use whatever you have on hand or whatever is on sale.

Ricotta and ham calzone

Ricotta and Ham Calzone

1 pizza dough

1 cup diced ham, browned (you can substitute lean ground meat or sausage)

1 cup Ricotta cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup fresh herbs (oregano, parsley, basil) or 1 T dried italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

A dash of salt and pepper

1 egg, beaten

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic until softened. Mix meat, cheeses, onion, garlic, herbs, and s&p. Divide dough into 4-5 sections (depending on how large you want them). Roll out each section into a circle to desired thickness. (I like it on the thin side). Place 1/4 (or 1/5) of cheese mixture onto one side of the rolled out circles. Pull the other side over the cheese mixture and press dough around edges to help seal. Using a fork, press around the seal again to firmly close. Cut 3 slits on top of calzone and lightly brush with egg wash. Repeat with the remaining dough sections. Bake 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce.

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