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So Simple Sausage Calzone

31 Jul

Simple Sausage Calzone

This is so easy that you will be mad at yourself for spending ten dollars at the pizza place.

One pound of pizza dough

Two pounds of sausage. Take the sausage out of the casing.

I like the calzone really full but you can get away with less meat.

1/2 pound of mozzarella cheese

Three or four slices of provolone cheese

One large diced onion

Two tablespoons olive oil

Saute the onion in the oil till soft.

Add the sausage and break it up very well.

You want a crumbled consistency.

Cook till the sausage is well done.

Drain all the fat from the sausage and cool.

If you put it on the dough hot the dough will start to get soft and mushy.

Grease a 9 x 13 pan with a light layer of crisco.

Spread out your pizza dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep .

Add the sausage to form a long rectangle leaving about four inches of uncovered dough around meat.

Place the cheese over the sausage so it melts down into the meat.

Fold the dough over to form a sealed envelope.

Place in a 450 degree oven for about 18 to 20 minutes.

Check the calzone after ten minutes because every oven is different.

I have two ovens and both of them cook differently.

Make sure the bottom of the calzone is nice and crisp.

Serve this with a big salad or a cup of soup.

This serves about four big eaters.


Smoked Salmon Pizza

24 Dec

salmon pizza

Pretty and easy. It also travels well.

What is it with me? I am always transporting food.

I love it.

This is the simple recipe you will make over and over again.

One pound of pizza dough.

olive oil

salt and pepper


12 ounces of good thin sliced smoked salmon

8 tablespoons garlic and herb pub cheese.

1/2 thin sliced red onion

1/2 thin sliced cucumber

5 tablespoons of capers

10 to 12 grape tomatoes, sliced in half

2 handfuls of arugula. More if you like it.

Preheat the oven to 450. The oven has to be very hot.

Grease the cookie sheet with the Crisco. A very thin layer.

Stretch out the dough so it touches the ends of the pan.

Sprinkle with maybe a teaspoon of olive oil.

Spread over the dough

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for about 15 minutes on the bottom shelf in the oven.

It may need more time because you want a nice crisp bottom.

Let the dough cool a little.

Spread with the garlic and herb cheese

Spread the salmon evenly on the dough

Add the cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, capers and arugula.

Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and black pepper.

Fabulous appetizer. I make it for breakfast.

If you grill the dough it is even better but it is too cold and wet to go outside now.

Always a big hit and so good.