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Best Calzone Recipes
If you’ve been crawling the web in hopes of finding the best calzone recipe: this is it!
Are you a fan of homemade pizza? Then you should have no trouble making the leap to whipping up your own calzones. Sometimes I find I have way more of the Sausage and Spinach filling than I need. In this case? I make omelets for breakfast the next day.
I found this Sausage calzone recipe on the blog Mommy Cooks. It is delicious–and makes the dinner rounds quite a bit!
I have tweaked the directions to fit my style--the original recipe calls for Spinach to be thrown in the pan frozen but in my experience, it makes it much harder to combine with the rest of the ingredients. I thaw mine first, then combine in small chunks, stirring often, and heating through until warm.
By preparing the sauce on the side, you control the amount of mess! Stuff the insides with the tomato sauce if you like, but if you leave it out there's lots more room for cheese, etc. without the filling sliding around.
These fit a lot of filling inside of them so don't be skimpy about it.
1 ball of your Favorite Homemade or Store Bought Pizza Dough
5 Oz of Pizza Cheese
1 Pd of Sausage
5 Oz of Pepperoni
1 Onion, Chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic
1 Tbsp of Fresh Basil (or 1 tsp Dry)
1 tsp of Oregano
11/2 Cup of Frozen Spinach
1 Jar of Pizza Sauce
1 14 Oz Can of Crushed Tomatoes
1 tsp of Onion Powder
1 tsp of Oregano
1/2 tsp of Salt
1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tbsp of Fresh Basil or (1 tsp Dry)
Almost fully cook Sausage. Drain.
Add in Garlic, Basil, and Onion.
Add in Spinach until warmed.
Roll out dough to 1/4" thick.
Top with several Tablespoonfuls of Sausage mixture and cheese. It fits a lot more than you'd think!
Fold dough over, pinch together the edges, and brush with Egg White to get a beautiful golden color.
Bake 425* for 15-20 Minutes or until golden brown.
Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner, Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS and Publisher of the little Indiana Quarterly magazine. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 7 and 3) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!