Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mini Sausage Calzones


I had some store-bought pizza dough and was hungry for calzones but didn't want too many calories so I made them mini. Here's my recipe if you want it. This makes about 7. They might not look mini in this picture because of the way I took it, but they're actually only about 1.5" x 3".

Ingredients:

Store-bought pizza dough
3 oz. ground pork sausage
1/4 cup sliced and roughly chopped mushrooms
1 slice yellow onion, chopped
1/2 clove garlic
1 roasted red bell pepper, chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons mozarella cheese
2 1/2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, plus a little more for sprinkling

Directions:

Brown the sausage in small pan over medium heat. Drain.

While the sausage is browning spray another pan with cooking spray and saute mushrooms, onions and garlic together until tender.

Roll out the pizza dough and cut out 7 rounds about 3" in diameter. I used a bowl that was the right size and cut around it with a knife, pretty easy.

Put about a tsp. of sausage on the right side but close to the center, leaving space on the edge, and top with about a teaspoon of the mushroom mixture on each of your 7 rounds. Add a little bit of the chopped pepper and about a teaspoon of each of the cheeses. Fold the rounds in half over the filling and press the edges together carefully. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

Sprinkle each with a little more parmesan cheesse and bake at 425 for about 10 minutes till golden brown.

Hope you enjoy! You might want to serve with a little pizza or marinara sauce, or even add some to your filling before closing, but I like them without it.

Calories per calzone: about 130.

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