Archive | January, 2012

Ooey gooey calzone goodness!

23 Jan


Ummm nom. That’s legitimately all I can say. I have actually been trying out some recipes I’ve intended to post, but haven’t gotten around to it in all the craziness of settling into my new home in Arlington. Although…mostly I just watch TV.

Tonight however, caught me off guard.  It was totally unplanned deliciousness. Just using some things I had in my fridge, I decided making a calzone would be simple, and a great idea.  Unfortunately since it was last minute, I really don’t have any pictures, but I wanted to share…so if you want to try this….

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Store-bought (or homemade if you’re ambitious) pizza dough — (I used Garlic & Herb from Trader Joes)
  • Cheeeeseeee cheeeseee and more cheeseee!  Specifically, shredded mozzarella, feta & parmesan
  • Spinach and fontina chicken sausage (See Trader Joes yet again) — one link per calzone
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Optional: Sun-dried tomato seasoning (Tastefully Simple)

Mince your garlic (1/2 clove should be plenty) and begin to brown in a skillet of about1 tbsp olive oil. Remove the sausage from it’s casing and crumble into little pieces. Brown in the skillet with the garlic & oil until cooked thoroughly.


Follow the directions on your package of dough, but generally cut the dough in half and form mini pizzas for your calzone.  Brush the “shell” with olive oil and layer one side with LOTS of cheese.

 The parmesan, mozzarella and feta blend really works well with this type of sausage. Add the sausage crumbles and fold over to form the calzone.  Roll up the sides to seal it and then cut two small slits in the top.  Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with tomato seasoning if desired & bake according to the directions on your package of dough.

Enjoy with marinara, alfredo or butter garlic sauce! Yummmm.