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Broccoli Cheddar Calzones

Broccoli Cheddar Calzones with Marinara Sauce

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Even though we’re super faithful pizza lovers, we never feel that calzones get the love they deserve. These stuffed pizza pockets are endlessly customizable, easy to whip up, and filled with gooey, melty cheese—what’s not to worship?! Instead of the classic toppings, we drew inspiration from the unbeatable combination of broccoli and Cheddar, which is folded inside pizza crusts, with some fluffy ricotta for even more cheesiness. Served with homemade marinara sauce, these calzones are a seriously dreamy dinner.


  • Vegetarian

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By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

Nutritional info

  • Calories 860
  • Protein 34g
  • Total Carb 101g
  • Total Fat 35g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • broccoli
    12 ounces
  • yellow onion
    yellow onion
  • garlic
    1 clove
  • crushed red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • ricotta cheese
    3 ounces
    ricotta cheese
  • flour
    2 tablespoons
  • pizza dough
    12 ounces
    pizza dough
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
    4 ounces
    shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
    14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • parchment paper
    parchment paper
  • dried basil
    1/2 teaspoon
    dried basil
  • dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon
    dried oregano

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 12" large pan
  • baking sheet
  • rolling pin (optional)

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Rinse broccoli and roughly chop, discarding thick stem and leaves. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice. Mince garlic. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. Sauté Broccoli

    Sauté Broccoli

    Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add broccoli and sauté, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Make Filling

    Make Filling

    Once broccoli is tender, drizzle another ½ tablespoon olive oil around broccoli, add onion, and sauté until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in spice mix, crushed red pepper (skip or use half for less heat), and half of garlic. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and sauté until garlic is fragrant, 2-3 minutes more. Remove pan from heat and stir in ricotta. Set aside.

  4. Assemble Calzones

    Assemble Calzones

    Sprinkle flour onto a clean, dry surface. Divide pizza dough into 2 equal pieces and, using a rolling pin or the heels of your hands, roll each piece into a circular shape, about ⅛-inch thick. Place half of filling on 1 side of each dough and sprinkle over Cheddar. Fold dough over filling and pinch edges tightly together to seal well. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet and cut a 1-inch slit on top of each for steam to escape.

  5. Bake Calzones and Make Marinara

    Bake Calzones and Make Marinara

    Bake calzones until golden brown and crisp, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, wipe pan from vegetables clean and add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add remaining garlic and sauté, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Stir in chopped tomatoes. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until flavors are melded, 10-12 minutes. 

  6. Plate Calzones

    Plate Calzones

    Cut calzones on a diagonal and serve with marinara sauce for dipping. Dig in!

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