Quick Calzones

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 8

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 can (14.5 ounces) Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  4. 2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough
  5. Compliments Unbleached Flour
  6. 1 cup Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, combine sausage and onion over medium high heat. Stir often, breaking up meat into bite-sized pieces, until well browned, 5-7 minutes. Drain off and discard fat.
  3. Add drained tomatoes to pan and mix well.
  4. Open packages of dough; separate dough into individual pieces. For each calzone, gently knead 2 pieces of dough together (you will have 8 sections of dough total). On a lightly floured board with a rolling pin, roll each piece of dough out into a 7-inch round. 
  5. Spoon 1/8 of the sausage mixture onto each round. Top each with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold dough over filling and bring edges together; pinch edges tightly together to seal.
  6. Transfer filled dough to a baking sheet. Bake until calzone are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Healthier Alternative: For a lower fat alternative, use Reduced Fat Crescent Roll Dough, turkey Italian sausage, and 2% Milk Mozzarella.