As has been covered here in a previous post, everyone in my house, including my dogs, love broccoli. Obviously when I saw this recipe, I couldn’t wait to try it, and with good reason. Sadly, I made the horrible mistake of halving the recipe, meaning there were no leftovers. Let ye not be so stupid.

A nice thing about this recipe is that it can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be, depending on how much you feel like making from-scratch ingredients. I used my favorite home made pizza crust and this pizza sauce for dipping, but it could just as eaisly be thrown together with store bought equivalents on a busy night. I did, however, go with the frozen chopped broccoli, which meant that this came together in minutes and I had time for a beer with my brother (and sous chef) while the calzones were in the oven.

The recipe I’m posting is the half-size, and it makes 4 decently sized calzones. It easily doubles and would be a fabulous freezer-friendly option, so I’d recommend buying twice what you need and going for it.


  • 1 pizza crust – homemade or store bought
  • 1 10-oz package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pizza sauce, for dipping


  • In a large skillet, saute garlic and onions in oil until softened. Add broccoli  and red pepper flakes and saute for 5-7 minutes until most liquid has evaporated.  Set aside to cool
  • In a separate bowl, combine cheeses and salt and pepper
  • Mix broccoli and onion mixture into cheese mixture
  • Cut your dough into 4 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball, and roll out into a circle
  • Put 1/2 – 3/4 cup of filling on one-half of each dough circle, leaving a border. Fold the dough over in a half-moon and crimp the edges
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes

Recipe via Martha Stewart


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