Peppers, Onions and Sausage Calzone

By on November 13, 2011

calzone Peppers, Onions and Sausage Calzone

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of bulk Hot or Mild Italian Sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound of ricotta
  • 8oz. Fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 (32oz) package of frozen bread dough
  • 1 jar of your favorite pizza saucePREPARATION
  • In a large skillet, sauté the sausage until cooked.
  • Break up into pieces with a wooden spoon.
  • Drain the sausage in a paper towel. Let cool.
  • Using a clean pan, sauté the onions, peppers and garlic in the olive oil until tender.
  • Drain the mixture in a paper towel. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, pepper mixture, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough out into a circle.
  • Add the sauce all over the dough.
  • Place the ricotta mixture on half of the dough.
  • Fold the other side of the dough over the filling and pinch the edges to seal up the calzone.
  • Make 3 slashes on top of the calzone.
  • Place the calzones a grease baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 to 20 minutes until they a golden brown.
  • Serve with extra sauce.Serves 4 people.