Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville Sausages

Party-Sized Sausage Calzones

If you have big appetites to satisfy, this is the recipe to try!
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  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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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

Directions

  1. 1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into ¼-inch slices and set aside.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine mozzarella, ricotta, egg, parsley and seasonings.
  3. 3. On a lightly floured surface, cut dough in half. Roll each into a 12-inch circle.
  4. 4. On two parchment-lined baking sheets, carefully place one dough round on each baking sheet.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. With a pastry brush, moisten the outer ½-inch of each dough round with water.
  7. 7. Fold dough over filling and crimp edges firmly to seal.
  8. 8. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. 9. Cut each Calzone in half and serve with remaining pizza sauce.