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Crispy Cornmeal Turkey Calzone

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes 4 servings

Products Included In Recipe


1 lb | 450 g cooked turkey thighs, or leftovers
4 tbsp | 60 ml olive oil, divided
1/4 cup | 65 ml cornmeal
1 prepared pizza dough
1 cup | 250 ml all-purpose flour, for rolling dough
1 cup | 250 ml pizza sauce
1/2 cup | 125 ml fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup | 65 ml Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup | 125 ml mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup | 65 ml pitted black olives, sliced
2 tbsp | 30 ml coarse salt
2 tbsp | 30 ml dried oregano


Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Coat a baking pan with 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal. Set aside.
Divide pizza dough into four equal pieces. Roll each piece out into a circle of approximately 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. Spread 4 tbsp (60 ml) of sauce over one half of each circle leaving a 1/2 inch edge so you can seal your pocket when you are done. Layer the remaining ingredients over pizza sauce, dividing the ingredients equally between the four circles. Carefully fold the bare side of the dough over the ingredients forming a pocket and firmly press the edges to seal.
Lightly brush each calzone with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and oregano. Place each calzone on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until dough is cooked and golden!
Serve with extra pizza sauce for dipping, and a side salad for a great meal.

Recipe courtesy of Turkey Farmers of Ontario

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