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Roasted Red Pepper Calzone

This delicious Calzone makes a great lunch or dinner – it’s especially easy with store bought dough. You can also use your favorite pizza dough recipe. Bring on the comfort food!

1 pound store-bought pizza dough, thawed if frozen
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup N&K shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 pound asparagus (ends discarded)
3 peppers
1 (15-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of Marinara sauce (one for filling, one for dipping)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a baking pan, combine peppers & asparagus
Drizzle with oil; toss gently to coat. Roast on the center oven rack, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Cool slightly.
Seeded and cut the peppers into 1-inch pieces, cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces
For filling, in a large bowl combine roasted vegetables, quartered artichoke hearts salt and pepper, garlic, 1 cup of marinara sauce Add cheese; toss gently to combine.
Divide dough evenly into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each piece of dough into a 1/8-inch-thick circle, about 12 inches in diameter.
Divide filling mixture evenly between rolled out pieces of dough. Fold dough in half over filling and crimp as desired to seal. Place on prepared baking sheet to transfer to oven. Cook until dough is puffed up and golden and filling is hot, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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