Sausage and Pepper Calzones Recipe

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Sausage and Pepper Calzones
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  1. To prepare dough, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup warm water, yeast, and sugar in a large bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Gradually add 1 3/4 cups flour, 1 tablespoon oil, and 3/4 teaspoon salt; stir until a soft dough forms. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining 1/2 cup flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.
  2. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)
  3. To prepare filling, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, and sausage; sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Spoon mixture into a bowl; cool slightly. Add mozzarella and remaining ingredients to sausage mixture; stir well.
  4. Preheat oven to 450°.
  5. Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Divide into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Spoon about 1/2 cup sausage mixture onto half of each circle, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Fold dough over filling; crimp edges of dough with fingers to seal. Place calzones on a large baking sheet lined with foil and coated with cooking spray. Pierce the tops of the dough once with a fork. Lightly coat the calzones with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 14 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Coat a sheet of foil with cooking spray. Place 1 calzone on coated side of foil; seal. Repeat procedure with remaining calzones and cooking spray. Place calzones in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; freeze.
  7. Preheat oven to 450°.
  8. To reheat, place foil-wrapped, frozen calzones on a large baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 298.82 Kcal (1251 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.68g 10%
Cholesterol 40.76mg 14%
Sodium 689.09mg 29%
Potassium 204.06mg 4%
Total Carbs 41.89g 14%
Sugars 5.17g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2.96g 12%
Protein 16.06g 32%
Vitamin C 51.3mg 85%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 39%
Iron 21.4mg 119%
Calcium 80.3mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 124.74 Kcal (522 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.79g 10%
Cholesterol 17.02mg 14%
Sodium 287.66mg 29%
Potassium 85.19mg 4%
Total Carbs 17.49g 14%
Sugars 2.16g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.24g 12%
Protein 6.71g 32%
Vitamin C 21.4mg 85%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 39%
Iron 8.9mg 119%
Calcium 33.5mg 8%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.9
  • 7

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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