My plans for the recipe that I had intended to post yesterday went a little awry when I realized that I had already posted the recipe last year. I guess that’s how you know you’ve been doing this for a while, when you start to forget what you’ve already cooked or created. One thing that I know I haven’t yet shared though (until today) is a calzone.
Not just any calzone either. This calzone is a meat lover style calzone. Meaning that it is absolutely FULL of Italian style meats and cheeses. Don’t let that scare you though, I’ve lightened it up by using a leaner choice of meats.
Of course, what good meat lover anything doesn’t have sausage? None! So I used a lean Italian turkey sausage for this bad boy. I also went with a turkey pepperoni since it’s leaner and is actually my favored kind of pepperoni. It’s less greasy and tastes almost exactly the same. Not like comparing turkey bacon to bacon at all.
This calzone is loaded up with plenty of cheesy goodness too. Now, I prefer a whole wheat dough myself, but the calories between the whole wheat and the regular pizza dough aren’t that different. So, whichever you prefer is the one you should go with. The count below is for wheat though!
I served my calzones with a side of extra pizza dipping sauce and a nice side salad. Good stuff I tell you, good stuff!
TheSkinnyFork.com This easy to make calzone is loaded with leaner Italian meats including sausage and pepperoni. Plenty of Italian cheese and sauce to boot! Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/2 Calzone • Calories: 444 • Fat: 14 g • Saturated Fat: 5 g • Carb: 53 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 24 g • Sugar: 2 g • Sodium: 1,242 mg
• 14 Oz. Frozen Wheat Pizza Dough,Thawed
• 1/2 C. Pizza Sauce
• 12 Slices Turkey Pepperoni, Halved
• 1/2 C. Shredded Italian Cheese
• 1/2 Lb. Cooked Italian Turkey Sausage
• 1/4 C. Shredded Italian Cheese
• Optional Garnishes: Sprinkle of Dried Basil or Oregano, Grated Parmesean Cheese, Etc.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
Half the dough and roll each half out over a lightly floured surface to be about 8” across.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheets.
Place about 1/4 C. sauce over half of each of the dough circles.
Top each with half of the 12 pepperoni slices, 1/4 C. cheese, and half of the cooked sausage.
Fold the dough over and pinch the edges together to seal.
Poke a few holes into the top of the dough and top with any seasonings or extra grated parmesan.
Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes or until the edges and tops are browning.
Once done, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting in half.
Serve with extra pizza dipping sauce if desired and enjoy!
Nutritional Claims: Sugar Conscious • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free