Let’s get cookin’: Calzones

CALZONES

Happy Super Bowl Eve! We all know that the Super Bowl is hardly about the football. It’s about the commercials and the food. And since you’d be some sort of fool to try to order a pizza tomorrow (I had to once learn this the hard way) I thought I’d bring the pizza home… and then wrap it up into a fabulous little calzone. These are so delicious and the best part is that you can mix and match and switch and swap all the different ingredients you want. And they are absolutely a fun time to make. So..

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Package of frozen rolls (I buy the pack of Pillsbury grands)
-1 tbl butter
-1 onion, diced
-1 lb italian sausage
-1/2 tsp italian seasoning
-15 ounces, whole milk ricotta cheese
-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
-1 -1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
-2 whole eggs
-1 whole egg, beaten
-1/2 tsp salt
-Black pepper to taste
-2 tbl parsley
-Marinara for serving

RECIPEcalzones

Let’s get cookin’:

-Place frozen rolls on a baking sheet and cover with a towel to thaw for about 30 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
-Add onion and allow to cook for a few minutes (4-5min).
-Add in sausage and cook until brown and crumbling.
-Add italian seasoning (and red pepper flakes if you like it extra spicy!)
-Remove from pan and allow to cool.
-In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, whole eggs, salt, pepper, an parsley.
-When sausage is cool, stir it in.
-When rolls are thawed and risen, roll them out on a lightly floured surface until paper thin.
-Spoon 3-4 tablespoons filling onto half of the dough circle.
-Now you can add in any extra ingredients that you fancy. We went with pepperoni (and bacon on the Misters).
-Fold half of the dough over itself, then using a fork press edges to seal.
-Brush the surface of the calzone with the beaten egg (this makes them nice and golden brown crispy, so don’t be too shy!)
-Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until golden brown.
-Serve with warm marinara sauce.
-Enjoy!

Let me know how these play out at your kitchen table!

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