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Italian Sausage Calzone Recipe

Italian Sausage Calzone Recipe

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 YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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 bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 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.

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.