Thin Crust Sausage Pepper Calzone

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Thin Crust Sausage Pepper Calzone

1 Pound Gluten Free Pork Sausage

1 Large Bell Pepper cut into cubes  ( or you can add Hot peppers if you prefer )

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1 Teaspoon additive free Garlic Powder

1 Cup (8 oz.) Gluten Free Pizza Sauce

1 Cup Freshly Grated Mozzarella

1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan

I use my pie crust recipe for this only double. Here is the link – Jan’s Gluten Free Pie Crust https://www.facebook.com/jansglutenfreerecipes/photos/a.1671137049774256.1073741828.1671129923108302/1677945315760096/?type=3&theater

I make the dough for my crust several hours ahead of time and refrigerate it, because the dough must be very cold to get a thin crust. You can even cook the meat ahead of time and refrigerate it also until you are ready to assemble the calzone.

Brown meat, bell pepper and all spices. Remove from heat and let cool. Roll out your refrigerated dough onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. My finished calzone was 13 x12 inches. So double this amount into an oblong shape. Make sure your dough stays cold. You need to pop it into the fridge or freezer to cool it off again. ( note don’t work it with your hands, it will warm up the dough and make it difficult to work with)

Preheat oven to 400*F.

When dough is rolled out to the size you want. Only on one end of the dough, gently spoon cooked and cooled meat mixture out evenly, leaving at least one inch space from the outer edge. Do not press meat into the dough. Then pour pizza sauce over meat. Sprinkle both cheeses over meat and sauce. Now you are ready to gently loosen dough from the opposite end and lift parchment paper up and fold over calzone filling. Even out any uneven edges by cutting them off and laying aside. Then press edges of dough together. I then go back and fold over the outer  ½ inch edge of the crust and press that together, just to make a better seal. Your calzone should resemble a half circle or half-moon shape. If you have had any holes come into the top crust, just patch it with the extra dough that you cut off earlier.

When calzone is completely sealed place baking sheet into hot oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until top crust is golden brown.

Remove let cool for about 10 minutes then cut and serve. Enjoy!

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