Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sneaky Kid-Approved Veggie Calzones

Recently I tossed together these very easy calzones and they were a big hit with the kids.  Some of you asked me to share the recipe.  I just tossed this together, so I'm sorry I don't have exact amounts for you.

Place some fresh broccoli (1 1/2 cups or so) in a microwave steamer and steam for 3 minutes (or you could use thawed frozen).

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a skillet.  Add a clove of chopped garlic.  Saute until softened, add approx. 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms.  Once those start to soften add spinach (couple of hand fulls).

Stir in steamed, drained broccoli, 3/4 cup of marinara sauce, and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Take 1 can of biscuits.  Roll the biscuits out into 6 inch circles.  Place filling in the center and then fold over.
Bake according to directions on the biscuit can.

Obviously, since I just threw this together haphazardly, it could be a very flexible recipe.  I'm sure you could try all different sorts of veggies in the filling - whatever you have on hand would work fine.


Karen said...

Yum! I love this combination.

My Mad World said...

Sounds pretty yummy! I bet Mad would actually like this! :)

Have a good weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

I think this adult would approve them as well! They look yummy!

laughwithusblog said...

I love how just throwing something together can turn into a family favorite. I just did that with chicken quesadillas yesterday!

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Hi, I'm new to your site and that recipe looks delicious and something my kids would really like! Thanks and I look forward to coming back for more visits:)

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Those look delicious, Baby Girl! I think I'll go make myself lunch!...:)JP

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thank you for sharing! These look so good ... I think I will make them for dinner tonight!

Happy weekend :)

Inger said...

Looks really good and simple, which I like since I'm not the greatest cook.--Inger

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Bless your heart for sharing this recipe!

I have a huge batch of fresh spinach in my fridge right now and this is PERFECT.

Thank you!!!

Doris Sturm said...

Now that's the kind of food I love - I love fresh veggies, especially broccoli and spinach...and mushrooms...I could eat them all day -

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Jeremi said...

this looks really delicious, think we'll have it for dinner this week! thanks : )

Texan said...

Those look tasty!

Sandy said...

Great idea for adults as well. Just filling them with veggies sounds wonderful!

The "Good Eater" Teacher said...

Mmmm- this looks delicious!