Sausage and Cheese Calzone
This sausage and cheese calzone recipe brings Italian delight right to your dinner table. With flakey homemade dough, you’ll be craving it long after the meal.
Recipe courtesy of The Stay at Home Chef
1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup warm water (approx. 105 degrees F)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
3 to 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 package Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
8 ounces mushrooms sliced
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, brown sugar, salt, water, olive oil, and flour. Knead on low until dough starts to come together. Continue kneading until the dough forms a nice, soft dough ball and the sides of the bowl are clean.
Let rise in a lightly greased bowl, covered, for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add in Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Regular Sausage and cook 5 minutes. Use a spatula to break up the sausage into crumbles. After 5 minutes, add in the bell peppers and mushrooms. Continue to saute until vegetables are tender crisp and sausage is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll into circles with a 12-inch diameter. Spoon the sausage mixture onto one half of the dough, leaving a 1 inch edge. Top with 1/2 cup cheese per calzone. Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges.
Transfer stuffed calzones to a lightly greased baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to make three slits in the top of each calzone to allow steam to vent.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until bread is golden brown. Serve hot.