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Calzones Stuffed with Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 2 large calzones
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 1 package pizza dough about 10 oz, some are different
  • 1/2 cup flour for rolling out dough
  • 1/2 cup full fat ricotta cheese divided
  • Small bunch of broccoli rabe large stems removed or cut in half
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole milk mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Marinara sauce for dipping

Additional fillings:

  • Cooked prosciutto or speck
  • Tomato slices
  • Red pepper flakes


  • First things first turn that oven on to 450 degrees F and get it HOT. If you have a pizza stone, add that to the oven and let it get hot for at least 20 minutes. If not, use the bottom side of a baking sheet and place in oven to get hot.
  • Then, make the broccoli rabe. In a skillet, drizzle with olive oil and add chopped garlic. Cook on medium heat until garlic caramelizes, about 2-3 minutes. Then add broccoli rabe and season with salt and pepper. Cook until it begins to wilt but still has a crunch to it and is a bright green color., about 4-5 minutes. If the stems are really thick, I'll place a lid over the skillet for a minute to help steam. When done, turn off and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Next, lightly flour a clean surface and cut pizza rough in half, so you'll have about 5 oz each. Use a rolling pin and toll out the dough to about an 9 inch oblong circle. You're going to fold it, so it doesn't have to be a perfect circle.
  • Then on half of the side, leave a bit of a border of dough, to have room to crimp. Spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese, then add broccoli rabe, grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Then pull over the other side of the dough and crimp the edges with a fork or your finger.
  • Use a knife to cut a few holes in the top of the calzone and place on pre-heated baking sheet or pizza stone. Cook at 450 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is lightly brown on both sides. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.
  • Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.