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Meatball Calzones

Total Time

Prep: 1-1/2 hours + standing Bake: 25 min.

Makes

3 calzones (4 servings each)

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
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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°.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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