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Corn & Broccoli Calzones

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Corn & Broccoli Calzones

These calzones are stuffed with a summery combination of corn and broccoli, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge. Part-skim ricotta and mozzarella make our pizza pockets lower in saturated fat. Plus a whole-wheat crust adds a nutty flavor and extra fiber. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

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Ingredients
Prep: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 1 1/2   cups
    chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2   cups
    fresh corn kernels, (about 3 ears; see Tip)
  • 1   cup
    shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3   cup
    part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4  
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4   cup
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2   teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 1/4   teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4   teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 20   ounces
    prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, (see Tip), thawed if frozen
  • 2   teaspoons
    canola oil
  •  
    all-purpose flour, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 475°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Combine broccoli, corn, mozzarella, ricotta, scallions, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into an 8-inch circle. Place a generous 3/4 cup filling on one half of each circle, leaving a 1-inch border of dough. Brush the border with water and fold the top half over the filling. Fold the edges over and crimp with a fork to seal. Make several small slits in the top to vent steam; brush each calzone with oil. Transfer the calzones to the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake the calzones, switching the pans halfway through, until browned on top, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

 

Tip
Tips: To remove corn kernels from the cob: Stand an uncooked ear of corn on its stem end in a shallow bowl and slice the kernels off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife. This technique produces whole kernels that are good for adding to salads and salsas. If you want to use the corn kernels for soups, fritters or puddings, you can add another step to the process. After cutting the kernels off, reverse the knife and, using the dull side, press it down the length of the ear to push out the rest of the corn and its milk. Look for balls of whole-wheat pizza dough at your supermarket, fresh or frozen and without any hydrogenated oils. Healthy Heart Variation: To reduce saturated fat even further, use nonfat ricotta in place of the reduced-fat ricotta. 334 calories, 2 g saturated fat.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 calzones
  • Calories350
  • Fat7 g
    • Saturated fat3 g
  • Cholesterol21 mg
  • Carbohydrates50 g
    • Dietary fiber4 g
  • Protein17 g
  • Sodium509 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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