Easy Calzones and Happy Birthday Jenn

recipe

16 whole Frozen, Unrisen Dinner Rolls Note: Can Also Use Frozen Bread Loaves.
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
1 pound Breakfast Or Italian Sausage
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
15 ounces, fluid Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1-1/2 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
2 whole Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Black Pepper To Taste
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
Marinara Sauce, For Serving
1 whole Egg Beaten
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Place frozen rolls (or frozen bread loaves) on a baking sheet to thaw.
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Cover with a tea towel and let thaw and rise for 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion (I added in green Bell Pepper as well) and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Add sausage and cook until brown,
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crumbling the sausage as you stir.

Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
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Remove from pan and allow to cool on a plate.

In a separate bowl, combine ricotta,
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Parmesan, mozzarella, eggs, salt, pepper,
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and parsley. When sausage is cool, stir it in. Set aside.
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When rolls are thawed and risen, roll them out on a lightly floured surface until paper thin.
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Spoon 3-4 tablespoons (approximately) filling onto half of the dough circle.
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Fold half of the dough over itself, then press edges to seal.
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Did a Big one for Normy
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*Note: If you want a larger calzone, use frozen bread loaves and use about 1/4 to 1/3 of the loaf for each calzone.

Brush surface of calzone with beaten egg,
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then bake for 10-13 minutes, or until nice and golden brown. Serve with warm marinara sauce.
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Normy can’t wait!
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I made these for my cousin Jenn’s 24th Birthday!

Cheers to 24!
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I sprinkled garlic salt on the outside of the dough after I did the egg wash and baked and you can see the garlic salt after it was baked and added a nice flavor to the breading part of the calzones
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Normy served his with sauce all over the Calzone like so
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Jenn had hers with Jamie marinara sauce and jalapeno on the side
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and I served mine the same way
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cut a piece of calzone, then dip it in sauce and lay a jalapeno on top
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Cheeeeesy gooooodness
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Jenn loves my marinara sauce
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and after making the calzones

I made Jenn a cake:
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yep cookie Monster!

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Happy 24th Birthday Jenn
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Here is that recipe again for ya:

16 whole Frozen, Unrisen Dinner Rolls (I Use Rhodes) Note: Can Also Use Frozen Bread Loaves.
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
1 pound Breakfast Or Italian Sausage
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
15 ounces, fluid Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1-1/2 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
2 whole Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Black Pepper To Taste
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
Marinara Sauce, For Serving
1 whole Egg Beaten

Place 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.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Add sausage and cook until brown, crumbling the sausage as you stir. Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a plate.

In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley. When sausage is cool, stir it in. Set aside.

When rolls are thawed and risen, roll them out on a lightly floured surface until paper thin. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons (approximately) filling onto half of the dough circle. Fold half of the dough over itself, then press edges to seal.

*Note: If you want a larger calzone, use frozen bread loaves and use about 1/4 to 1/3 of the loaf for each calzone.

Brush surface of calzone with beaten egg, then bake for 10-13 minutes, or until nice and golden brown. Serve with warm marinara sauce.

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