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Turkey Sausage Mushroom Onion And Spinach Calzones
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Turkey Sausage, Mushroom, Onion & Spinach Calzones

Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 calzones
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 3 (1 lb each) frozen balls of pizza dough divided into 6 even pieces
  • 1 lb turkey sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet onion sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 16 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 24 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 tsp cold water
  • coarse Sea Salt to sprinkle tops

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet drizzled with olive oil,over medium-high heat, cook sausage for 6-8 minutes until no pink remains. Drain excess fat from pan reserve 2 Tbsp..
  • To the pan add mushrooms and onions. Cook over medium high for several minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the onions have begun to caramelize.
  • Season with garlic salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Add spinach and basil and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute. Add cooked turkey sausage back to pan, mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • To assemble: Flatten dough to about ⅓ of an inch thick and from it roughly into an oval shape about 5 inches wide. Divide filling between calzones, leaving a one inch border on one side.
  • Spread, each dough piece with ricotta cheese on one half, then top with sausage and vegetable filling. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Brush the edge with egg wash around the border then gently fold the dough over the filling and crimp edges using a fork or pastry wheel.
  • Place on baking sheets. Brush with beaten egg wash.
  • Cut three vents on the top of the calzone with a sharp knife, and sprinkle each lightly with coarse sea salt.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Seve with a warm side of marinara sauce for dipping.