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Pizza Calzones with Sausage, Pepperoni, and Onion

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 16 oz. box Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Filling

  • 3 mild Italian sausages casings removed, broken into small chunks
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 24 pepperoni slices chopped into fourths
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • marinara sauce enough for a small smear on each calzone

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease two cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the flour mixture and yeast from the hot roll mix in a large bowl. Add the hot water and olive oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough is cool enough to handle with your hands. Knead for 3-5 minutes, adding more flour as necessary until the dough is no longer sticky but not tough.
  • Separate the dough into eight equal pieces, adding more flour as needed. Let rise uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Coat a large frying pan with cooking spray. Break up the sausage into small chunks and cook over medium heat. While the sausage cooks, chop the pepperoni. Combine the sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  • Roll out the first piece of dough, adding more flour as needed. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on one half of the dough. Add 1/2 cup filling. Fold over the dough and pinch the edges slightly so no filling escapes during baking.
  • Repeat with the remaining seven pieces of dough. Place four calzones on each baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheets in the oven with one sheet on the top rack and one sheet on the bottom rack. Bake for 6 minutes. Rotate the baking sheets. Bake for another 6-7 minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before eating.