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Jan 28, 2011 06:10 AM

Ideas-left over calzone fillings

Hi-I made the Moosewood calzones yesterday and have 2-3 cups of filling leftover. The filling includes ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, parm, onions mushrooms and peppers, Any ideas for re-purposing? I am have some short ribs braising and am considering some kind of loaded mashed potatoes but that seems a bit of over kill with short ribs. Also mulled over some kind of frittata or some other breakfast savory. Any other thoughts?

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  1. What about getting it "wetter" and using it as a topping for pasta? Or a baked pasta dish?

    1. I'd make baked ziti with it.

      1. Mix in two eggs and bake it in a pie crust?
        You could always make another calzone.

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        1. re: Pia

          or add the eggs and just bake it in a pie plate. I do it all time time w/o a crust.

        2. Omelet or crepe/canneloni filling.
          Press pie dough, puff pastry, or phyllo squares into muffin tins, add the filling, and bake.

          If you freeze it it will be runny when defrosted but you could wick out some of the water with paper towels.

          1. Put mashed potatoes on top and call it shepherd's pie. If you need to firm it up add some flour to it.

            You could also put a layer of rice over it or maybe cheese and breadcrumbs and call it a casserole.

            Mix cooked noodles with it - a different casserole.