After a fun weekend of traveling to Chicago for a Cubs game, I was trying to think of something simple to make for dinner. I had a craving for pizza, but did not want take out or frozen, but also did not feel like making homemade dough. Then it hit me, a calzone would be great! I remember being a little girl, shopping with my mother and begging her to stop at Sbarro. I absolutely loved their spinach calzone and a garlic knot. What if i could combine the calzone and garlic knot? That is exactly what I set out to do. My hubby’s favorite toppings are pepperoni and sausage so I decided to use that for a filling. I used a refrigerated pizza dough and spread it out to a really thin layer. It worked wonderful to stuff with the fillings I chose. The outcome was a delicious, cheesy, and comforting dinner.
Calzone for Two
1/2 lb of Italian Sausage
1/2 package of turkey pepperoni
8 oz can of mushrooms
1 1/2 cups of mozzarella blend cheese
3 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
1 tube refrigerated pizza dough
2 Tbs cornmeal
1 jar tomato sauce with basil
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brown the sausage and drain. Roll out the dough very thin. Spray non stick cooking spray on a cooking sheet and dust with cornmeal. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Layer the cheese, sausage, cheese, and pepperoni until all is used up. Place 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce over the filling. Fold the dough over on itself. Crimp the edges closed with a fork. Spray the top with non stick cooking spray and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Split the remaining tomato sauce between two ramekins and warm in the microwave for 1 minute. Cut and enjoy!!