This was very good. I made mine as one large calzone.
Sausage and Pepper Calzones
kaykaypee Posted: 11/09/08
cpalma Posted: 10/29/09
I did not make the dough but the filling was great. I used spicy mango jalepno chicken sausage and premade refrigerated pizza dough. Yummy
Diplocook Posted: 01/28/09
I have to agree with the other reviewers -- this is really a terrific recipe. My four-year-old was delighted to help roll out the dough, and crimp the calzones. He was even more delighted to dig in after they were baked! We subbed turkey pepperoni for the sausage as that's what we had on hand, and I increased the peppers and onions and garlic. Overall, an easy and great recipe.
tastan Posted: 11/04/09
Very good! Made according to recipe except used low-fat hot Italian turkey sausage instead. Great when re-heated and eaten the second time around. My husband loved them.
herlittleway Posted: 01/23/09
I am twenty years old and made these calzones for my eight member family--everyone loved them and they were remarkably easy to do. I followed the recipe's directions for the homemade pizza dough and I LOVED kneading it and rolling out the individual calzones. I made 16 individual calzones in about 30 minutes (from rolling out to crimping the edges). Substituted with Bob Evan's Italian sausage and ricotta cheese. Substitution worked splendidly!
cjmelt76 Posted: 10/16/09
We used crescent roll dough and Morningstar Farms soy Italian sausage, but otherwise made as directed.
Bunster Posted: 07/10/09
I make these with carmelized red onions and fennel, bell peppers, and only 1-2 chicken sausage links, and i substitute pesto for the tomato sauce and it is delicious! it's a staple in our house and i change the veggie ingredients to suit the season.
McHortonheiser Posted: 02/13/11
I made this for step-grandkids and my two children and it was fun making them as a project. Also delicious - nice thing is I could eat the filling from recipe and for picky eaters they could make pepperoni/cheese calzones! Definitely recommend...am making dough now for my girlfriends who are coming for lunch.
Ruralcook Posted: 01/18/12
Turned out great. Crust was crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside. Used Soy Italian sausage and frozen pepper mix from Trader Joes with a marinara sauce to save prep time. Made cheese ones for kids. The pepper flakes and other spices were perfect additions.
steponme Posted: 04/12/14
Used pizza yeast (to speed up dough making time) and half cup whole wheat flour in place of all white flour and it came out great. Also, added about 1/3 cup of julienned yellow squash and only used 12 ounces of sausage. Served with steamed broccoli and carrots; great calzones; will make these again.