Family and Kids

No-Mess Cheesy Pepperoni Calzones

prep 30–40 mins cook 25–30 mins
  • 300 g (10 oz) pizza dough mix
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red pepper, cored, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 small yellow pepper, cored, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 175 g (6 oz) chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 150 g (5 oz) packet mozzarella cheese, drained and cubed

Make up the pizza dough according to packet instructions and turn out on to a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Knead each lightly to produce smooth rounds, then roll into a 20 cm (8 inch) circle. Loosely cover with clingfilm.

Heat the oil in a large, nonstick frying pan and cook the peppers over a moderate heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chorizo slices and cook for 2 minutes before adding the tomato. Cook for a further 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomato has softened. Remove from the heat and stir in the herbs and mozzarella.

Allow to cool slightly before dividing the filling between the 8 dough circles. Lightly brush the edges with a little water, then fold the circles in half to enclose the filling and press to seal. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven, 220°C (425°F), Gas Mark 7, for 15–20 minutes. Serve warm.

Like This? Try These
More on Food