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Loaded Calzones

loaded calzones Entree Italian
Loaded Calzones
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4

Enjoy these cheesy calzones made using pork sausage and Pillsbury® pizza crust - a delicious Italian dinner for Halloween. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1/2 lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup bite-size thinly sliced pepperoni
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated classic pizza crust
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce, the pepperoni and basil. Set aside.
  • 2
    Unroll dough. Cut dough in half crosswise; cut each section in half lengthwise. On cookie sheet, press or roll each dough portion into 7x5-inch rectangle. Spoon sausage mixture and cheese on one side of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling; press edges firmly with fork to seal.
  • 3
    Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Heat remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce; serve with warm calzones.

Expert Tips

  • Let kids make their own calzones using their favorite pizza ingredients.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
0%
Saturated Fat
13g
0%
Sodium
999mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • What could be better than handheld pizza with minimal mess? The calzone, like its Italian cousin pizza, originated in Naples, Italy during the 18th century. Its name translates to “pant leg” or “trouser” in Italian. Calzones made it easy for working people to grab a bite to eat without having to sit down with a knife and a fork. The original calzones were made by folding an uncooked pizza—topped with ingredients like ricotta cheese, mozzarella, anchovies and olives—in half before baking it. There are plenty more filling options for calzones—choose your favorite pizza toppings and you’re only 35 minutes away from dinner. This cheesy pork sausage-loaded calzone preps in just 15 minutes and makes 4 servings, perfect for sharing with your family. From mini football calzones to lasagna-filled, there’s a calzone (or two!) for your next meal in our list of calzone recipes. Ever wonder how long leftover pizza lasts? We’ve got the answer in our how to make pizza guide.

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