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Meatball Calzones

My family can’t get enough of this savory entree. We have to have it at least once a month, or everyone goes through withdrawal. Leftovers freeze well for a quick meal later. —Cori Cooper Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/2 hours + standing Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3 calzones (4 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • Additional Italian seasoning
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce, warmed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place meatballs on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Spoon a third of the meatballs and mozzarella cheese down the center of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling; press edges firmly to seal.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Brush tops with egg white; sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with spaghetti sauce.
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  • robnat420
    Nov 15, 2014

    Very easy recipe.. My kids loved it. We did a meatball calzone and a pepperoni calzone.

  • soccermom627
    Aug 5, 2012

    I had a lot of trouble with the dough, so I think I will use either pizza dough or perhaps biscuit dough to make smaller, individual ones that can be frozen easier. Otherwise, really good and easy to make.

  • TahitiTan
    Jul 16, 2012

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  • Wildfiremustang
    May 26, 2012

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  • kimmaclean
    Dec 21, 2011

    My daughter has asked me to make this for her special birthday dinner. They're very good but a little tricky to seal without ripping the dough. Perhaps I'll get better with practice.

  • annmariemaywiggins
    Dec 13, 2011

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  • IrishBanger
    Sep 12, 2011

    great for a family dinner, but too much bread for our liking. I will make this again and replace the bread with pizza dough

  • denise7104
    Jun 30, 2011

    Love this - i often just make 1 or 2 loaves depending on how many people are eating and freeze any leftover meatballs to use as sub sandwiches or with pasta!

  • locababy18
    Jun 14, 2011

    This Calzone was the best ive made and i will make it again.

  • erinmyhrer
    Jan 24, 2011

    My family loves this recipe. I always cut it down to fit just one meal and it turns out great! I also like that the sauce is added at the end as a preference as some people in my family (my kids) just want it plain.