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The Great Greek Calzone

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College is great, but it is so hard to find time to cook and enjoy making meals with my friends. I love to cook, but it is just a lot harder in college to make it work. Since I am very busy, every time I am fortunate enough to see my mom throughout the semester, she cooks me a few items and freezes them so I can have them in my convenience.

When I was home last week for my interviews, my mom did the same as always and made me a few items to take back to Toledo with me. First, she made me broccoli cheese soup. Besides that soup, she made me potato soup and a Greek calzone. This food is always great because it tastes just as good reheated as it did fresh out of the oven. The calzone is also nice because I can freeze each piece separately and just pull out a small piece for dinner with salad and veggies.

My mom had made me the soups before, but never that type of calzone. After trying the first piece, I was very curious into what she did that made it taste so amazing.

Here is the recipe for the famous Greek Calzone thanks to my mother J

You will need:

  • Lamb strips (1/2 pound max)
  • Red Onions (sliced)
  • Feta Cheese  (1 package)
  • Tomatoes (2 or 3 small roma)
  • Mozzarella Cheese (1 package)
  • Greek Olives
  • Frozen Pizza Dough


TIP: For the meat, cook it most of the way before you put it in the calzone. This way, you won’t have raw meat trying to cook while you are cooking the dough. Just make sure not to cook the meat all the way before putting it in the calzone otherwise the meat will dry up when in the oven.


You get frozen pizza dough and let it thaw. After the dough is thawed, you stretch it out and roll into a flat piece of dough. One the dough is all set up, you put the toppings on half of the dough. After all the toppings are sitting on the dough, you take the other half of the dough and fold it over to make the calzone. Once the calzone has been cooking for about 10 or 15 minutes, you can add spices and a little drizzle of olive oil on the top for taste. Cook for about 30 minutes or until done.

Once the calzone is done, dip in cucumber sauce for the authentic Greek feel.

A simple way to make cucumber sauce is with sour cream, cucumbers, and lemon.

Torie Nicholas

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