Italian Calzone Recipe
Savory calzone bursting with flavor. Great as an appetizer or light meal.
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1 canister of refrigerated pizza dough or 1 ball of homemade basic pizza dough
3 tablespoons flour - for rolling out dough
1/2 cup pesto - purchased or homemade
1 cup Italian sausage - cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup sweet red peppers - drained and chopped
2 tablespoons basil - chopped chiffonade
4 (1/2 inch slices) fresh mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese - grated plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
1 egg - beaten with two teaspoons of water for egg wash
1 cup marinara sauce
chopped red pepper for garnish
:baking sheet or pizza stone
Preheat oven to 450°.
Place dough on a floured surface. Roll out to form a 12 inch circle.
Spread pesto over 1/2 of the dough.
Layer sausage, sweet red peppers, basil and mozzarella cheese over pesto.
Sprinkle on parmesan cheese.
Fold the dough over the filling and pinch the edges to seal the calzone.
Make 3 cuts across the top of the calzone approximately 1 inch long.
Brush with an egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Spoon marinara sauce in the center of the plate.
Slice calzone in half or in strips and place over sauce.
Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and more chopped red pepper if desired.
all purpose flour
dry active yeast
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
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"This was pretty good homemade calzone. I thought it looked harder to make than it was but I used store bought pesto and used 2 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese rather than fresh."
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