Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Calzones

Serves 3:

8 oz. mushrooms, chopped finely
1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced small
1/4 red bell pepper, diced small
2 large handfuls of spinach, chopped finely
1/2 block firm or extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed, and crumbled small
2 T nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t basil
1/4-1/2 t salt

1 bag of Trader Joe's refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough (or homemade whole wheat dough)
1/4 cup (or more if needed) whole wheat pastry flour
Rolling pin and wooden board
Oil-Free Marinara Sauce

In a medium skillet over medium high heat, cook the mushrooms, peppers, and spinach until they are cooked and most of the moisture is gone. Set aside to cool a bit.

In a bowl, add the crumbled tofu, the nutritional yeast, and seasonings and stir together well. Then, add in the cooled. cooked vegetables and stir to combine. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
On a wooden board, spread out 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour. Tap the dough ball into the flour, then shape it into a tube shape. Cut into even thirds. Set two of the pieces aside as you work on rolling out the first piece with a rolling pin. Roll into a 6-inch circle. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet or pizza pan. Fill 1/2 of the circle with 1/3 of the filling, leaving a 3/4-inch border. Pull the other half of the dough over the filling and press edges well to seal. Do the same with the other two pieces of dough. Bake for 20 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned and firm.

Serve with Oil-Free Marinara Sauce and Vegan Parmesan Cheese.


  1. If we're making our own pizza dough, is this one pizza's worth?

    1. Cindy...This filling will serve 3 people. I am not sure how much dough you are making, but the Trader Joe's one makes a pizza with 8 slices. We used that dough to serve the 3 of us one calzone each. Hope that answers your question.