Ricotta Sausage Calzones

Ricotta Sausage Calzones

Ingredients

8 ounces ricotta cheese

8 ounces ricotta cheese

8 ounces mozzarella cheese

8 ounces mozzarella cheese

1 large egg

1 large egg

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 pound spicy Italian sausage

1 pound spicy Italian sausage

3 cloves garlic

3 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large bunch spinach

1 large bunch spinach

20 ounces pizza dough

20 ounces pizza dough

olive oil for brushing

olive oil for brushing

Coarse salt

Coarse salt

1 (15 ounce) can Muir Glen® Organic Pizza Sauce

1 (15 ounce) can Muir Glen® Organic Pizza Sauce
4 calzones
Cheesy and savory calzones with a pizza dipping sauce!

Preparation & Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together cheeses, egg, dried oregano, dried basil, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sausage (removed from casing) and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes until sausage is well-browned. Break sausage up as it cooks.
  3. Once the sausage is cooked through, add garlic to the skillet and cook for a minute. Meanwhile, chop any large stems off spinach and rinse well

     

  4. Add rinsed spinach to the sausage skillet and cook until spinach is wilted. Remove skillet from heat.
  5. To make calzones, split dough into four even balls. Roll each dough ball out on a lightly floured surface into a 7-8 inch circle.
  6. Add about 1/3 cup of the cheese mixture to half of the dough circle, leaving 1/4 inch around the edge for sealing. Top the cheese mixture with 1/4 of the sausage and spinach mixture. Fold the dough over and crimp the edges to seal the calzone.
  7. Cut three slits in the top of the calzone so steam can escape. Brush the calzone with olive oil and sprinkle it with coarse salt.
  8. When all calzones are formed, bake them at 400 degrees F. for 23-25 minutes until they are nicely browned.
  9. Meanwhile, heat Muir Glen® Organic Pizza Sauce in a small saucepan over low heat. 
  10. Serve cooked calzones with warm pizza sauce on the side.