Hot Ham n’ Cheese

What to do when you are leaving the kids with a babysitter to go out for an incredible evening of music and gourmet food (and not feel guilty)?  Make them something scrumptious, hot and quick!  I have found that having some pizza dough in the fridge is always a good go-to in a pinch.  tempAnd who doesn’t like the combo of ham n’ cheese?  Especially when hot, and melting…..mmmmm divine!

Pic-03162013-003After rolling out your dough, spread it with a generous amount of Dijon mustard.  Then layer on ham, cheddar, and a fistful of arugula for some added zest!

0316031702Then it’s simply a matter of folding the dough up around your toppings and baking at 425F until browned.  Now cut into the delicious medley!

0316031715Who could resist this combo?  The kids devoured this bad-boy, however the Dijon and arugula give it enough sophistication to serve for many occasions.  Mmmmmm, I’m hungry now 🙂

Hot Ham n’ Cheese Calzone

  • 1 bag of prepared pizza dough (or make a single crust recipe)
  • sliced ham (thick cut or deli sliced)
  • cheddar cheese, several slices
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 1 tbl Dijon mustard

Roll out your dough into a rectangle on a cookie sheet.  Spread the Dijon over your dough.  Layer ham, cheese, and arugula down the center.  Fold the sides towards the center and pinch the dough until completely sealed.  Bake in a 425* oven until browned, approximately 15 minutes.  Slice and serve.

Bon apetit!

~Chanda

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