Christmas Tree Calzones - Festive Vegetarian Meal
Calzone Christmas Trees
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 
Christmas tree shaped calzones filled with MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™, veggies, cheese, and pizza sauce.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: calzone, calzone christmas tree, christmas appetizers
Servings: 8
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg beaten and divided
  • 2 rounds of pizza dough
  • 1/2 teaspoon flour for dusting cutting board
  • 1/2 cup MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped marinated artichokes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, blend together ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese, along with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of egg.
  3. Spoon into a disposable pastry bag or zip top bag.
  4. Unroll dough onto a flour dusted cutting board.
  5. Cut each round of dough into 8 wedges.
  6. Cut a 1 inch trunk out of the curved edge of each wedge of dough, removing excess.
  7. Set one of the trees on your work surface and brush egg over top.
  8. Pipe or spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture onto the tree, leaving about 3/8 inch of dough uncovered around the border.
  9. Top with 1/8th of the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™, pizza sauce, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes and tomatoes.
  10. Top with another tree.
  11. Seal the edges then use a fork to crimp the edges together.
  12. Repeat creating a total of 8 calzone trees.
  13. Set trees on a baking sheet.
  14. Brush egg over top then sprinkle on Italian seasoning.
  15. Bake for 10-14 minutes until golden brown.
  16. Serve hot with more pizza sauce.