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Party-Sized Sausage Calzones Recipe

Party-Sized Sausage Calzones Recipe

Brought to you by Johnsonville® Sausage
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville® Italian Hot Sausage Links
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into 1/4 –inch slices and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine mozzarella, ricotta, egg, parsley and seasonings.
  • 3. On a lightly floured surface, cut dough in half. Roll each into a 12-inch circle.
  • 4. On two parchment-lined baking sheets, carefully place one dough round on each baking sheet. Spoon 1/2 cup of pizza sauce, half the cheese mixture and half of the sausage slices onto the lower half of each dough round, keep the outer 1/2 -inch edge of dough free of ingredients.
  • 5. With a pastry brush, moisten the outer 1/2 -inch of each dough round with water. Fold dough over filling and crimp edges firmly to seal. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6. Cut each Calzone in half and serve with remaining pizza sauce. Yield: 4 servings.