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8:02AM

Braided Spaghetti Calzone 

Happy Friday Foodies! Nick and I have a big weekend of golfing, design studio follow up and hanging out with his parents and a Yorkshire tribe. Hopefully it all goes off without a hitch. The last time we had a meeting like this, I got sick… very, very SICK!  Let’s hope that I stay healthy this time around.

I have a great recipe for you today. Growing up one of my least favorite meals was spaghetti; I always thought it was so boring. I still feel that way. I always want to liven it up – homemade meatballs, garlic breadsticks, etc. But still, pasta seems so boring to me. I end up eating the accompaniments and forget about the spaghetti. But that all changed this week! I decided to stuff the spaghetti into braided dough! There was no getting away from the pasta – I made it the star of the show! And it definitely was a star. This Braided Spaghetti Calzone is a great way to make a regular pasta dish something very special. 

Nutritional Information
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 134.1
Fat: .75 g
Carbohydrates: 26.6 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Protein: 5.3 g
Points+: 3

Ingredients:

 

  • 6 ounces pasta
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ½ can tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon garlic pepper
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan, divided
  • 1 dough ball, recipe here

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Cook the pasta according to directions, set aside
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Heat the tomato sauce completely
  • Combine the pasta and sauce {reserve 1 cup of the sauce for dipping} together & one tablespoon of the Parmesan, set aside
  • Roll out dough into a rectangular shape {something that can fit on a baking sheet}
  • Stuff the middle third of the dough with the pasta and sauce
  • Slice the right and left sides of the calzone dough into one-inch strips that stop just short of where the pasta is already located
  • Now, braid – fold one piece of the right side toward the left side, then fold the left side toward the right side; continue with the braiding process until completely done
  • Line a baking sheet with foil & lightly grease the foil with cooking spray
  • Put the braided calzone on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the additional Parmesan on the top of the dough.
  • Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until the dough is lightly browned and cooked all the way through
  • Remove and cut into individual pieces and serve with some of the reserved sauce!!

This was really good! You will love this!

Until Next Time,

Happy Creating

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