Inspired by Doctor Who

Tardis Calzone

Inspired by Doctor Who's TARDIS, this Calzone feels like it's bigger on the inside that's filled with a madness of meat and vegetables!
Servings

Servings:

1
Ready in

Ready In:

30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Tardis Calzone

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor”, an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.

Thirteen actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show with the concept of regeneration into a new incarnation, a plot device in which a Time Lord “transforms” into a new body when the current one is too badly harmed to heal normally. Each actor’s portrayal is unique, but all represent stages in the life of the same character, and together, they form a single lifetime with a single narrative. The time-travelling feature of the plot means that different incarnations of the Doctor occasionally meet.

Ingredients

150g Sausagemeat
0.5 Onion (chopped)
0.5 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
Olive Oil
400g Sourdough Pizza Base
100g Tomato and Herb Pasta Sauce
50g Mozzarella (torn)
Salad (optional, to side)

I actually sourced gluten free ingredients for this recipe, as I found some pizza dough from Marks and Spencers and bought some gluten free sausages and removed the skin from them. However to make matters easier, I’ve written this as a regular recipe as I always suggest the sourdough pizza base as the best, because I find it the tastiest.

My favourite doctor so far has been Matt Smith, and I loved him paired with Amy and Clara (although Donna is also one of my favourite companions). However the one underlying theme through all the doctors has been the TARDIS, so inspired by it I thought I’d make a meal that conceals all the ingredients inside itself, making it feel like it’s bigger on the inside!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 200°C. In a oiled skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped onion, bell pepper and sausagemeat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain the fat away.
Step 2
Get a baking tray ready with either greaseproof paper or olive oil. Roll out the pizza dough into a circular shape. Spread the pasta sauce down from the centre over one half but keeping about 3cm away from the edge.
Step 3
Spoon the meat mixture evenly on top of the sauce. Add the torn mozzarella over too. Pull the empty half of the dough over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal.
Step 4
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Once cooked, halve and serve on a plate with a side salad.

Tardis Calzone

Inspired by Doctor Who's TARDIS, this Calzone feels like it's bigger on the inside that's filled with a madness of meat and vegetables!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g Sausagemeat
  • 0.5 Onion chopped
  • 0.5 Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • 400 g Sourdough Pizza Base
  • 100 g Tomato and Herb Pasta Sauce
  • 50 g Mozzarella torn
  • Salad optional, to side

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200°C. In a oiled skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped onion, bell pepper and sausagemeat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain the fat away.
  • Get a baking tray ready with either greaseproof paper or olive oil. Roll out the pizza dough into a circular shape. Spread the pasta sauce down from the centre over one half but keeping about 3cm away from the edge.
  • Spoon the meat mixture evenly on top of the sauce. Add the torn mozzarella over too. Pull the empty half of the dough over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Once cooked, halve and serve on a plate with a side salad.
Keyword Doctor Who, TV Show

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