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Sausage And Cheese Calzone

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Ingredients
  Traditional pizza dough/1 pound frozen bread dough, defrosted 1 Pound
  Cornmeal 2 Tablespoon
  Sweet italian sausages/Hot italian sausages 1 Pound (About 4 Links)
  Marinara sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs), homemade or jarred (Plus More, If Desired)
  Hot pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Crushed fennel seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated mozzarella 6 Ounce, grated (1 1/2 Cups)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Divide pizza dough in half and roll into two 8-inch circles. Sprinkle cornmeal over large baking sheet.
2. Remove sausages from casings. Crumble uncooked sausage meat into a medium saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium heat until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup sauce, hot pepper flakes, and fennel seeds. Cook 5 minutes more. Cool and skim fat from top.
3. Cover half of each dough circle with mozzarella cheese, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edge. Top with sausage filling. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Fold dough over filling to form a turnover. Press edges with tines of a fork to seal.
4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until calzone are puffed and deep golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pizza
Interest: 
Everyday

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