Monday, August 17, 2015


Tonight we had some friends over for dinner so I made one of my favorite meals.  They all said they loved it, so either it really is good, or my friends are just too nice.  One asked for the recipe because her husband ate three.  So there's that.  

Sorry, I'm no good at tutorials.  But here is the recipe!  I was introduced to this by a lovely woman in my ward who had the Activity Day Girls make these for me after I had a baby.  I've only altered it slightly since then.
The kids inhaled the leftovers for lunch today and I didn't think fast enough to get a picture, so this is the best I've got.  They turn out to be rectangular in shape and this is one of the short ends.


preheat oven 425

Mix in bowl:
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound cooked and drained Italian sausage

On floured surface roll out 2 cans Pillsbury pizza dough.
Cut each in 4 pieces.
Fill with a little bit of sauce (see recipe below) and cheese filling.
Fold and seal edges with water.

Place on ungreased baking sheet that is sprinkled with cornmeal.

Bake 12-15 min. 
Serve with extra sauce.


Mix together and simmer in saucepan for about 45 min:
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 Tbs olive oil
salt/pepper to taste


  1. you're awesome. Jeff totally wants me to make these.

    1. No problem! I hope the recipe makes sense. I always rewrite recipes in a way that makes sense to me but then I worry that I left out an obvious-to-me-but-not-others step when I share. :)

  2. How many do your kids eat? I want to make these for my family. I've never bought Pillsbury pizza dough but it sounds like they are pretty big?

    1. They are pretty big. Last night 2 of the kids ate half of their calzones, 1 ate a full one, and 1 just nibbled. Today for lunch 2 ate full ones, 1 ate half, and 1 ate one and a half. :)
      When I first starting making these, the kids wouldn't eat very much at all but now they really like them.