If you’re a pizza lover and love to get creative with your toppings, this one is for you. A calzone stuffed pizza combines the best of both worlds: it’s part pizza, but it has a wrap-like texture and can be held in your hand like a sandwich. The crust is thin and crunchy, with a filling that’s both creamy (ricotta cheese) and gooey (mozzarella). It’s an easy dinner to make at home or to take out on a date night, and it will please your pickiest eaters.
A calzone is a Italian-style hand-held pizza that’s filled with cheese and other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables. The dough is usually shaped into a circle, and the filling is then placed in the middle of the pizza. It’s a popular meal for parties and can be served with a variety of sauces, such as marinara or ranch.
To make a calzone, you’ll need to use a pre-made pizza dough and add your favorite toppings. It’s easy to customize the flavors of your calzone, and you can even make it vegetarian by using spinach and feta cheese. You can also try experimenting with different types of meat, such as pepperoni or sausage, to suit your taste.
For this recipe, you’ll use Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough and fill it with ricotta cheese and sausage, plus a few other goodies to make it extra yummy. This calzone has a unique flavor profile that will have everyone at the table asking for more.
First, let the dough proof by placing it in a large bowl and covering with plastic wrap. Once it’s doubled, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times. This will help the dough develop a nice, fine-grained structure. The dough will still be a little sticky at this point, but you can knead it until it’s smooth and no longer sticky.
When you’re ready to assemble your calzones, divide the pizza dough into equal portions and roll each into a circular shape. On one half of the pizza, spread the ricotta and cheese. On the other half, spoon on the sausage and other ingredients. Fold over and crimp the edges to seal in the filling. Cut a few slits in the top of each calzone to allow steam to escape while baking.
Bake the calzones in a 475o F oven until they’re golden brown. Brush the calzones with some olive oil and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning before serving. They’re perfect with a side of warm pizza sauce for dipping. pizza calzone