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Cheats' pizza calzone recipe

Cheats' pizza calzone

Prep time
10 mins

Cooking time
10 mins

Medium effort


  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 150g closed-cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 4 soft wholewheat flour tortillas
  • 80g reduced-fat hard cheese, grated
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 4 handfuls mixed salad leaves
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped


Preheat the grill. Arrange the peppers and mushrooms on a baking sheet and grill them for 4-5 minutes, turning once. Add the tomatoes and herbs, then season with black pepper. Keep warm.

Add some torn-up basil leaves to the tomato mixture for extra flavour.


Put a tortilla into a dry frying pan and sprinkle a quarter of the cheese over the top. Cook over a medium heat for about 30-40 seconds until melted.

You could use white flour tortillas, though they won't provide as much fibre as wholewheat ones.


Add a quarter of the vegetable mixture to one side of the tortilla, then fold it in half, over the filling. Cook for a few moments, then slide it onto a warm serving plate. Keep warm.


Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Serve with the salad leaves, grated carrot and celery.

For a snack, just make 2 and cut them in half to serve 4 people.

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