My Kind o’ Calzone
The ULTIMATE pizza calzone recipe!
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1lb of Italian Sausage
1 sliced yellow onion
1 sliced green bell pepper, sliced
1sliced red bell pepper
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 lb ricotta cheese
8oz. diced fresh mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 fresh shredded basil leaves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 (32oz) package frozen bread dough
1 jar pizza or spaghetti sauce
Sauté the sausage in a large skillet until done
With a wooden spoon, break apart the sausage into small chunks.
Drain on a paper towel and allow to cool.
In a fresh skillet heat olive oil, and sauté onions, peppers and garlic until tender.
Drain and blot the mixture with a paper towel. Allow to cool.
Combine sausage, pepper and garlic mixture, ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses; the basil and, salt & pepper in a large bowl.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Separate dough into quarters.
Roll out each section of dough in the shape of a circle.
Spread sauce evenly over each circle and top with cheese mixture.
Fold one side of the circle over the filling to the other side. Either pinch with fingers or use a fork to seal the calzones.
Cut 3 slits on top of each calzone.
Place them on a greased baking sheet and lightly brush with olive oil.
Bake for about 24 minutes or until nicely browned.
Serve with additional sauce, if desired.