Venison salami calzones with fontina cheese

Venison Salami Calzones
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What do you do when you have an over abundance of wild game salami in the fridge… you can make these easy salami calzones with fontina cheese, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, red bell pepper and carmelized onions. I’m pretty sure that I just gained on an average of 5-7lbs after in-hailing 3 of these Venison salami calzones.  3 for dinner, 1 for breakfast and 1 for lunch. Yum.

INGREDIENTS
8-10 Calzones

  • 2 Cans Pizza Crust Classics by Pillsbury (or your favorite pizza dough recipe)
  • 1 cup vension salami chopped
  • 1 cup fontina cheese chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup fat free ricotta
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Mezetta roasted pepper strips with caramelized onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400 degrees.

2) Cut pizza dough up into 8-10 squares or cicles and place on lightly floured surface. Sprinkle both sides of dough with cornmeal to help from sticking.

3) One each edge of the calzones top with the ricotta cheese, basil, parmesan cheese, fontina cheese, venison salami and roasted peppers. Top with a few red pepper flakes to add a bit of heat. Fold edges of dough over filling and seal. Brush tops of calzones lightly with olive oil.

4) Place calzones on non stick cookie sheet in 400 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve hot with a side of marinara sauce or alfredo sauce.

7 Comments

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Geri

    oh sorry and please let us know how it was with the croissants.. that did sound like a good idea too..

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Geri

    i dont have venison salami, but i do have all kinds of venison roast and steaks . so i think what im gonna do is, cook my meat up in oven seasoned my way of course. maybe steak seasoning and throw in lots of vegies and cheese.
    i know my hubby and kids will love it. when i grind some up into burger maybe try it that way too. yum o thanks for the idea. been looking for some different ways of eating/cooking the venison i have stock piled in my freezer. = )

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Kristy

    I might have to stop by the store on the way home and cook up the rest in croissants – thanks for the suggestion!

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Cindy H

    You can probably use Summer Sausage as well. I also think that Croissants would work wonderfully.

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Kristy

    I bet you can call your local butcher for the salami… or ask a good friend who might be a hunter… As for the Croissants – I think this would be amazing…

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Susan

    That looks good. I wonder if it would come out the same with the croissants?

  • Reply December 29, 2010

    Cindy

    Where do you get venison salami?


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