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During haying season, I bake this in my convection oven, which turns itself automatically. That way, dinner is ready and waiting when we walk in the door.—Cindy Covey, Heuvelton, New York
Recommended: Your March Meal Plan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 hoagie rolls (about 6 inches long)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 477 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 758mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pizza sauce, basil and oregano; simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice each roll lengthwise 1/2 in. from the top; set tops aside. Hollow out rolls to 1/2 in. of bottom and sides; discard. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheese into each roll; spoon the meat sauce evenly into rolls. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Replace tops of rolls.
  3. Wrap each roll individually in foil. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Calzone in Country Ground Beef 1993, p24

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