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Party-Sized Sausage Calzones

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 4
If you have big appetites to satisfy, this is the recipe to try!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Italian Hot Sausage Links
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce, divided

How to Make It

  1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into 1/4 –inch slices and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine mozzarella, ricotta, egg, parsley and seasonings.  On a lightly floured surface, cut dough in half.  Roll each into a 12-inch circle.  On two parchment-lined baking sheets, carefully place one dough round on each baking sheet.  Spoon ½ cup of pizza sauce, half the cheese mixture and half of the sausage slices onto the lower half of each dough round, keep the outer ½ -inch edge of dough free of ingredients.  With a pastry brush, moisten the outer ½ -inch of each dough round with water.  Fold dough over filling and crimp edges firmly to seal.  Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Cut each Calzone in half and serve with remaining pizza sauce.

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