Auntie’s Corner: veal roast in pizza dough

So I missed another post. And I barely have any excuse apart from the usual work stuff. 🙁 So, once again please forgive me! I swear I am trying to do my best!

Anyway, today I’m back and I am launching another series. I know you are probably tired of all this new things, but I assure you this is going to be the last one for a while. This is going to be a guest posting series, but is a special guest posting series. I have decided that I will host a monthly series of guest posting in which one of my Italian readers will propose a recipe from his/her repertoire. Hopefully, you will enjoy hearing about Italian cooking from  different perspective.

To kick off the series, I am hosting a recipe by Gabriella. Gabriella lives in Milan and is the mom of my BF. She has always enjoyed cooking and finds spending time in the kitchen very relaxing. Which means she always cooked a lot. She would be the go to cook for scout’s parties for which she would prepare 150 meatballs for the famished kids. None of these delicious meatballs has ever been known to survive the party.

Today she has prepared us a wonderful veal roast stuffed with artichokes and encased in delicious pizza dough. She prepared this roast for Easter adapting the recipe from a recipe from her favorite cooking magazine Sale & Pepe. Looks good, doesn’t it?

Auntie’s Corner: veal roast in pizza dough

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Auntie’s Corner: veal roast in pizza dough

Adapted from Sale & Pepe


  • 1lb butterflied veal loin
  • 5 artichokes
  • 3 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • marjoram
  • 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • white wine
  • 1lb pizza dough
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Sautee the sliced artichokes with the oil and the garlic cloves. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook until soft adding water if necessary. Let the artichokes cool down.
  2. Soak the bread in milk, strain it and mix the bread with the cooked artichokes, the cheese, one egg, marjoran and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay the butterflied veal on a board and smear with the filling. Roll up the meat and tie it so that it doesn't unroll during cooking.
  4. Sear the roll in hot oil. When the meat is well browned, deglaze with white wine. Continue to cook the roll in the oven at 375F until it is almost, but not completely cooked. Take out of the oven and let cool down until you can handle it.
  5. Roll out the dough and use it to encase the roast. Brush the dough with the lightly beaten egg.
  6. Cook in a 400F oven for about 30 minutes or until golden.

Now, if you are one of my Italian reader and would like to propose a recipe, please drop me a line! I’d be happy to host you!

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14 Responses to Auntie’s Corner: veal roast in pizza dough

  1. I see you are in pretty good hands with your mother in law too!

  2. Pippi says:

    Ciao Pola! ma sai che è un’idea veramente carina questo calzone ripieno poi sono una carne dipendente…si adatta benissimo ai miei gusti!!!


    buona giornata a te Pola
    a presto

  3. This looks so interesting and like others have mentioned, quite Beef Wellington like (a favourite dish of mine) 🙂

  4. Daniela says:

    E’ una meraviglia questo calzone ripieno di carne, ottima idea bellissima presentazione. ciao Daniela.

  5. Wow.. great presentation!

  6. Ramona says:

    Wow.. looks like a terrific meal.. great presentation! Love the versatility of pizza dough…

  7. Chris says:

    I notice you change to Italian for the last few steps of the recipe. Is this because it tastes better in Italian? 🙂 I agree with the post above, it looks a bit like beef wellington. I will definitely have to try this one.

  8. Chiara says:

    questo calzone ripieno di carne mi sembra molto appetitoso! buona settimana Pola, un abbraccio….

  9. Raymund says:

    This looks like beef wellington but easier to prepare, Yum!

  10. WOOOOW Loks really good! I love artichokes and cooking in the pizza dough must give the meat an incredible softness.
    Continues to offer us yyour series. They are so tasty! 🙂

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