It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Personally, I think every meal is an important part of the day, but breakfast is my favorite – besides lunch and dinner. Here is a recipe for a tasty handheld breakfast calzone that can be made ahead of time, reheated and eaten on the go.
calzones (makes 8 mini-calzones)
1 recipe for pizza dough (see below)
4 large eggs
2 medium russet potatoes, cut into 1/4″ cubes and boiled in salted water
1/2 green pepper, finely diced
1/2 onion, finely diced
1 turkey breakfast sausage, casing removed (optional)
1 – 2 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
1 – 2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 – 1 tsp pepper, or to taste
1/4 tsp chili powder, or to taste
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 450F, 230C.
- Spray a medium sized frying pan with cooking oil. Add your sausage and break up with a spatula while frying over a medium heat. When the sausage is done, add the onion and pepper (more cooking spray may be necessary). Saute until the veggies are soft, but not mushy – about 5 minutes.
- Add the potatoes and mix well.
- Add the eggs and scramble well. Cook until the eggs are cooked, but still slightly wet.
- Add the seasonings 1 tsp at a time and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Taste the mixture. If it seems bland, add additional tsp of seasoning until you achieve your desired flavor.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheese.
- On a floured work space, divide your dough into 8 equal pieces and stretch them into circles – working in batches if necessary.
- Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture into each circle. Wet the edges and fold the dough over the filling and seal.
- Transfer the calzone to a cookie tray.
- Cut a slit in the top to allow steam to escape and spray with cooking oil.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown. Spray the calzones with additional cooking spray at 7 minutes for a more golden experience – if desired.
- Enjoy now or later. If you are choosing later, freeze for up to 3 months or refrigerate for up to a week. They take from 1 – 3 minutes to reheat in the microwave.
1 package yeast
1 cup warm water
2 TBSP sugar or honey
2 1/2 cups flour, or more as needed + flour for your work space
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
- In a medium bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and water. Stir and wait until the yeast is “foamy”.
- Add the flour, 1 cup at a time stirring after the addition of each cup.
- When the dough is slightly sticky, but holds together, transfer it to a lightly floured surface and knead until it is uniform in texture.
- Transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl and wait for it to rise (double in size). This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the humidity and temperature of your workspace. Don’t rush it or your dough will be impossible to work with.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and knead once more (for 1-2 minutes) on your floured surface.