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Calzones

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Use frozen bread dough to make these ridiculously easy glorified pizza pockets!

Ingredients

  • 16 whole Frozen, Unrisen Dinner Rolls (I Use Rhodes) Note: Can Also Use Frozen Bread Loaves.
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 pound Breakfast Or Italian Sausage
  • ½ teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • 15 ounces, fluid Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1-½ cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • Marinara Sauce, For Serving
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten

Preparation

Place frozen rolls (or frozen bread loaves) on a baking sheet to thaw. Cover with a tea towel and let thaw and rise for 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Add sausage and cook until brown, crumbling the sausage as you stir. Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a plate.

In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley. When sausage is cool, stir it in. Set aside.

When rolls are thawed and risen, roll them out on a lightly floured surface until paper thin. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons (approximately) filling onto half of the dough circle. Fold half of the dough over itself, then press edges to seal.

*Note: If you want a larger calzone, use frozen bread loaves and use about 1/4 to 1/3 of the loaf for each calzone.

Brush surface of calzone with beaten egg, then bake for 10-13 minutes, or until nice and golden brown. Serve with warm marinara sauce.

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Mikki Cooper on 12.27.2012

Love your Blue Italian and other blue Spode dinnerware :)
Makes all your delightful food look even better!

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Kari Lindsay on 6.25.2012

Looks satisfying and delish. Don’t ya just love frozen bread dough? Makes life so much simpler. Is simpler a word?

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The Church Cook (Kay Heritage) on 6.25.2012

Seriously Ree, this looks wonderful! Must try on my kids! :) Have a great week, K?

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johnsscarlett on 7.14.2012

Made these last night. Husband ate three of them. He took the sauce and just poured it over them, said it was easier. He says it’s a definite “Do Over” The rest I wrapped and threw in the freezer for future enjoyment!

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shilohbarkley on 7.13.2012

Great way to use frozen bread. Great filling!

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Heather - Kitchen in the Sticks on 7.8.2012

These were easier than I expected, normally I don’t work well with any kind of dough. Really liked the cheese filling inside, thinking of what else I could stuff in them now. Thanks for sharing, it was a winner!

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