Italian Sausage Calzone Recipe
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Italian Sausage Calzone Recipe

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My teenage daughter and I have been experimenting in the kitchen to recreate some old-time family dishes. This calzone with spinach and sausage is definitely a favorite. Using a refrigerated pizza crust, it’s a cinch prepare one for us or several for a crowd. –Terri Gallagher, King George, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 322 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 870 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Unroll pizza dough onto an ungreased baking sheet; pat into a 14-in. x 11-in. rectangle. Spread pizza sauce over one long side of dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  2. Layer the spinach, sausage, mushrooms and cheese over sauce. Fold dough over filling; pinch seams to seal.
  3. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage Calzone in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 322 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 870 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

This was really good. I left out the mushrooms because I don't like them. I think I will use olives in place of them the next time. I agree with the previous writer that this does make a lot of filling and you could easily use 2 pizza crusts. It was difficult to stuff it all in one.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

i would use 2 pizza crust rolls--this makes a lot! Absolutely delicious!!!

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

This always satisfies my hungry boys. We use Italian sausage in alot of recipes and this one is a sure winner. It gets made alot since its so easy and fast to make.

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