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Mushroom And Vegetable Stuffed Pizza Pockets

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This stuffed pizza pocket is a larger version of the Italian recipe called calzone. You can vary the fillings to your families liking. Serve up these stuffed pizza pocket at any dinner party or family meal as a side and you will win raves at the table.
Ingredients
  White mushrooms 6 Medium, about 3 ounce/90g pre-sliced
  Diced green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pre cooked bacon pieces 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Pepperoni)
  Pizza sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Spaghetti Sauce)
  Pre shredded mozzarella 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Italian Cheese Blend)
  Refrigerated pizza dough 10 Ounce
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel or mushroom brush.
On the cutting board with the sharp knife trim bottom of stems; coarsely chop the mushrooms to fill 1¼ cups.
Place the mushrooms, diced green pepper, bacon, pizza sauce and cheese in the bowl; stir to mix well.
Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC).
On a lightly floured counter or cutting board unroll the pizza dough according to package directions.
Roll or press out to 12”(30 cm) x10” (25 cm) rectangle.
With sharp knife cut into 4 equal pieces.
Using a pastry brush moisten edges of each piece of dough with water.
Mound ¼ of mixture onto half of each piece of dough leaving a ½” (1 cm) border.
Pull and stretch the other half of dough over the filling and press edges firmly together.
Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and place pizza pockets about (5 cm) apart on it.
With the tines of a fork press edges firmly again to seal and prick a few holes in the top to allow steam to escape.
Brush top of pockets with milk and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Place baking sheet in middle of oven and bake for 13 –15 min until lightly browned and crisp on top.
Using oven mitts remove baking sheet from oven and place on cooling rack for 5 minutes.
With sharp knife cut in half diagonally to serve if desired.

Makes 4 pizza pockets

Tip: If rolling dough on a cutting board, place a damp dish cloth under the board to prevent it from moving around.

Variations: Substitute broccoli for green pepper and ham for bacon.

For more information please visit:http://www.mushrooms.ca

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Mushroom, Vegetable
Servings: 
4
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3 Comments

veg.foodie's picture
I love mushrooms but i done eat meat... maybe I'll substitute the bacon with some spinach or cottage cheese or both...yum. I guess some fresh sprouts will be great too
foododido's picture
You seems to be expert in mushroom cooking. I just love stuff food. Can we use something else in place of grated parmesan cheese.
aparna.priya's picture
I am fond of peppers and I would like to add red, green and yellow peppers in this mushroom stuffed pizza pocket...just like veg foodie, I am also not fond of bacon, but yes, I would love to use ham...