These calzones taste JUST like the calzones at Pizza Factory… if not BETTER! (believe me, I would know… I worked there for 4 years!) There are 2 ways you can serve this dish: You can serve the sauce on the side as a dipping sauce OR you can pour the sauce over the top.
- 1 loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed (if you make your own dough it is even better.. but we aren't patient enough to make our own dough on a week night)
- mozarella cheese, shredded
- "Barilla" brand spaghetti sauce
- You can use any toppings you want. Here are the ones we used tonight:
- bell peppers
- italian sausage
- fresh tomatoes
- Make about 2 equally-sized dough balls (they should each be a little smaller than a softball). Spread each dough ball out on a lightly floured surface as if you were making a pizza (spread it out as much as you can without tearing it). Put as many toppings as you would like in the middle then mix it all together with cheese. Carefully fold the dough over the toppings and pinch the edges together. Make a couple little slits in the top of the dough, spray the top lightly with cooking spray, then bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes (or until golden brown). Heat the spaghetti sauce in a small pot and simmer until calzones are done. You can serve the calzones with the sauce on the side then dip the calzone into it OR you can pour the sauce over the calzones and top with cheese (thats the way we like it!). For all you meat lovers out there, you can brown some hamburger and add it to the spaghetti sauce to make it extra rich and meaty.