Easy Calzones (Ree Drummond) Recipe

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  1. Place the frozen rolls (or frozen bread loaves) on a baking sheet to thaw. Cover with a tea towel and let thaw and rise for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Add the sausage and cook until brown, crumbling the sausage as you stir. Add the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Remove from the skillet and allow to cool on a plate.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, salt, some pepper, parsley and 2 eggs.
  5. When the sausage is cool, stir it into the cheese mixture and set aside.
  6. When the rolls are thawed and risen, roll them out on a lightly floured surface until paper thin. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of the filling onto half of the dough circle. Fold half of the dough over itself, and then press the edges to seal.
  7. Brush the surface of each calzone with the beaten egg, and then bake until nice and golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes. Serve with warm Marinara Sauce.
  8. Cook's Note: If you want a larger calzone, use frozen bread loaves and use one-quarter to one-third of the loaf for each calzone.
  9. Marinara Sauce:
  10. Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil into a hot pan over medium-high heat and throw in the garlic and chopped onions and give them a stir.
  11. Now add the wine (or chicken broth), whisking to deglaze the bottom of the skillet. Cook until the liquid reduces by half.
  12. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of sugar. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  13. Toward the end of the cooking process, chop up your fresh parsley and basil and add it to the sauce to taste, stirring to combine.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 412.41 Kcal (1727 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.69g 23%
Cholesterol 81.16mg 27%
Sodium 665.86mg 28%
Potassium 193.9mg 4%
Total Carbs 49.51g 17%
Sugars 4.21g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.07g 8%
Protein 19.06g 38%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 9%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Calcium 425.1mg 43%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 216.83 Kcal (908 kJ)
Calories from fat 69.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.72g 23%
Cholesterol 42.67mg 27%
Sodium 350.09mg 28%
Potassium 101.94mg 4%
Total Carbs 26.03g 17%
Sugars 2.22g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 8%
Protein 10.02g 38%
Vitamin C 3mg 9%
Iron 1.1mg 12%
Calcium 223.5mg 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.1
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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