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Giant Calzone


  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 can (26 ounces) garlic and herb spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first six ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and cool.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. When bread machine cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to a 15-in. circle. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • 3. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce over half of circle to within 1/4 in. of edges. Layer with Parmesan cheese, sausage, mushrooms, green pepper, onion and mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal.
  • 4. With a sharp knife, make two slashes in dough; brush with egg. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into six wedges. Warm remaining spaghetti sauce; serve with calzone.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual wedges of cooled in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, microwave calzone on high on a microwave-safe plate until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 719 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 2032mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.


Average Rating: 4.666666
  • kayvie
    Jan 25, 2013


  • bkonuch
    Sep 5, 2011

    My two boys, aged 11 and 8, loved this recipe! And it was actually easier than making homemade pizza.

  • KarenPimentel
    Feb 19, 2011

    My family loved it. I love using the bread maker and the ingredients are perfect for the maker. I also changed the filling such putting pepperoni, or ingredients of a veggie pizza, real mozzarella. I make my own meat tomato sauce alla bolognese.

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