This sausage and mozzarella calzone taunts me. First of all, it just had to be sitting on top of an “affordable escapes” travel magazine, reminding me that summer vacation + travel + swimsuit season are all lurking around the corner.
The taunting continues when I’m about to cut in to enjoy my first bite (see large dent in top), I realize it – the calzone – is smiling at me.
Smirking is more like it.
Naturally, I retaliate with a swift chop down the middle.
Let’s see who’s smiling now.
That’s what I thought.
But then, when I thought this little game was over, I notice that this perfectly cheesy meal is sticking out his cheesy tongue at me.
And I handled it.
I consider that a battle won. Fellow cheese, sausage, and white bread lovers, pick up your forks and join me. ASAP.
This super easy sausage and mozzarella calzone only has 4 ingredients and makes a perfect freezer meal! Awesome idea for lunch or dinner.
- 4 frozen bread loaves (I used Rhoades brand)
- 1 lb. ground sausage
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup tomato sauce (pizza, pasta, marinara, whatever)
- Thaw the dough. I thawed mine for about 8 hours in the refrigerator. Then I took them out and let them rise again for about an hour until they were puffed up.
- Brown the sausage. When cooled slightly, mix with sauce and mozzarella.
- Cut each loaf in half. Roll it out and place about 1/4-1/3 cup sausage mixture in the middle of each calzone. Fold the tops over and pinch shut with a fork.
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 400 degrees, or wrap and freeze!
One serving is half of a calzone, and I would definitely recommend making the whole batch and then freezing what you don’t eat. I am guessing that if you freeze them, you could just let them thaw for a few minutes when you are ready to bake, and then bake at 400 degrees for closer to 20 minutes.
Now about those affordable escapes.