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Sausage and Roasted Pepper Calzone

Sausage and Roasted Pepper Calzone
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6
Dinner ready in 55 minutes! Enjoy this cheesy calzone made using Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts and sausage – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.
Updated November 17, 2010
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Pie Crust
Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990
Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990
Tony DeSantis
Port Blanchard, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions (8 medium)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (2 cups)
  • 1 jar (7 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Crust

  • 1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, mix sausage, onions and garlic; cook and stir over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in basil, Italian seasoning and pepper.
  • 2
    In small bowl, beat eggs. Measure out and reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons egg. Add ricotta cheese to remaining eggs; mix well. Stir into sausage mixture. Add mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers and 3 tablespoons of the pine nuts; mix well.
  • 3
    Unroll 1 pie crust on end of large ungreased cookie sheet with about 1/3 of crust extending over edge. Spoon half of sausage mixture over half of crust on cookie sheet, leaving about 1-inch border and mounding filling toward center. Fold pie crust half over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Cut four 1-inch slits in top of crust. Repeat with second crust and remaining filling at opposite end of cookie sheet. Brush calzones with reserved 1 1/2 tablespoons egg. Sprinkle with remaining pine nuts.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. To serve, cut each calzone into 3 wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
410
Total Fat
45g
69%
Saturated Fat
18g
92%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1260mg
52%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
5g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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