These Italian-inspired sandwiches start with pizza dough to encase a combination of sausage, red pepper, onion, and cheese in a tomato-based sauce and then baked until golden brown.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
15 mins
cook:
9 mins
total:
39 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into skillet and add peppers and onions. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and black pepper; cook for 9 minutes.

  • Remove skillet from heat; drain off any fat. Stir in cheese and tomato sauce.

  • Divide dough into 6 pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 7-inch circle. Place a heaping 2/3 cup filling onto one half of each circle. Fold dough over filling; press edges together firmly to seal. Cut 3 slits through tops. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Place calzones on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes. Cool slightly before serving. Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 52mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 81g; insoluble fiber 4g; protein 28g; sodium 997mg.
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