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Sausage and Mozzarella Calzone

3 reviews / 5 average

This sausage and mozzarella calzone taunts me. First of all, it just had to be sitting on top of an “affordable escapes” travel magazine, reminding me that summer vacation + travel + swimsuit season are all lurking around the corner.

The taunting continues when I’m about to cut in to enjoy my first bite (see large dent in top), I realize it - the calzone - is smiling at me.

Smirking is more like it.

Sausage and mozzarella calzone on a white plate on top of magazines.

Naturally, I retaliate with a swift chop down the middle.

Let’s see who’s smiling now.

Sausage and mozzarella calzones on a white plate.

That’s what I thought.

But then, when I thought this little game was over, I notice that this perfectly cheesy meal is sticking out his cheesy tongue at me.

Sausage and mozzarella calzones on a white plate on top of magazines.

And I handled it.

Sausage and mozzarella calzones on a white plate.


I consider that a battle won. Fellow cheese, sausage, and white bread lovers, pick up your forks and join me. ASAP.

Sausage and mozzarella calzones on a white plate.
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Sausage and Mozzarella Calzone

Sausage and Mozzarella Calzone


This super easy sausage and mozzarella calzone only has 4 ingredients and makes a perfect freezer meal! Awesome idea for lunch or dinner.


  • 4 frozen bread loaves (I used Rhoades brand)
  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (pizza, pasta, marinara, whatever)


  1. Thaw the dough. I thawed mine for about 8 hours in the refrigerator. Then I took them out and let them rise again for about an hour until they were puffed up.
  2. Brown the sausage. When cooled slightly, mix with sauce and mozzarella.
  3. Cut each loaf in half. Roll it out and place about 1/4-1/3 cup sausage mixture in the middle of each calzone. Fold the tops over and pinch shut with a fork.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes at 400 degrees, or wrap and freeze!


One serving is half of a calzone, and I would definitely recommend making the whole batch and then freezing what you don’t eat. I am guessing that if you freeze them, you could just let them thaw for a few minutes when you are ready to bake, and then bake at 400 degrees for closer to 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: sausage and mozzarella calzone, meat calzone, calzone recipe

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I have made these several times. They are always a hit. I think the secret is the Rhoades bread dough!