Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Stir & Pour Calzone Casserole - MYO Yeast Bread Mix Series

Stir & Pour Bread Mix Variety
One of my family's favorite meals is Spinach Mushroom Calzones. I get regular requests to make Calzones for dinner - especially from my daughter.

But, which of my recipes is one of the most time consuming to make?

You guessed it!

Calzones!

But then, I devised Calzone Casserole. It's the best of both worlds - all the tastes of Calzones, but quick and easy : )

And, this method opens up a world of options for casseroles made with other fillings - use your creativity & fill it with your favorite!

And - if you like this recipe, check out the others in this series:


Here's how it works:
This is a layered dish consisting of Pizza Sauce (I use a 14 oz jar from the store), Spinach Mushroom filling, and a home baked yeast-bread topping. And it is SO easy.

Calzone Casserole



Calzone Casserole

Stir together dough:
2 1/2 cups warm water
Add The following ingredients OR 4 Cups MYO Yeast Bread Mix:
4 cups Unbleached Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Yeast
1 teaspoon Salt

Set aside for 1/2 hour, while you make the filling & preheat the oven to 425F.

Make Filling:
3/4 tsp Onion Powder
1 to 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
Add:
1 (10 to 12 ounce) package frozen, chopped spinach (thawed and drained and squeezed dry)
Mix:
1 (14 to 16 ounce) package firm tofu, mashed with fork or with hands (I prefer the refrigerated kind in plastic tubs to the aseptically packaged varieties)
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper
1 (4oz) can Mushrooms, drained
Mix together thoroughly (clean hands work best for mixing)

Assemble:
Oil 9x13" baking dish
Spread bottom of dish with Pizza Sauce - about 1/2 cup
Add filling (above)



Spread the rest of the jar of sauce over the filling


Pour about 1/2 of the dough over the entire casserole, spreading from the middle to the edges (use as much as you need to adequately cover the filling, reserving the rest). Do not seal edges of dough the pan - this way steam can escape during baking. Use more or less of the dough, depending how thick you want the bread layer to be on the finished product.



Pop in preheated oven & bake for 20-25 minutes, till golden brown.




Pour remaining dough into parchment paper lined cookie sheet and spread  slightly. Bake next to casserole to make breadsticks!

Remove casserole from oven and spread with a little Buttery Spread & sprinkle with Garlic Salt.

Remove Bread from oven and spread with Buttery Spread & Garlic Salt. Cut with Pizza Cutter into Breadsticks.

Cool casserole slightly, cut in squares with Pizza Cutter & serve.

Try a bite of Calzone Casserole - it's delicious!


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