Cheesy meatball calzone for a NewTraDish recipe. I was invited to be a brand representative for Ragú® and have been compensated for this post for SocialStars. All opinions are my own.
Lately, I’ve been going on and on about my LOVE for fall. Suddenly overnight it’s no longer fall and we have welcomed winter with a brutal force. It looks like every city is breaking all sorts of weather records and I’m not too happy about it. Twenty degree days and no sunshine…. Brr… I think I will just stay indoors with a lit fire.
With this cold weather I’m able to get a lot of my cooking and photography done while staying warm and in my pajamas. Yes, most days I don’t change into regular clothes until lunchtime. Momma has too much to do in the mornings.
I had some Ragú® sauce left over from my last shipment and I decided that it was time to make some calzones. We had previously dined at a local pizzeria in town and we skipped out on the calzones because we knew our little one would not like our creations.
At home I was going to keep these calzones simple and easy to make. All you need is Ragú® sauce, pizza dough, pre-made meatballs (which many stores have) and mozzarella cheese. This is my take (mashup) of a meatball sub and pizza dish meeting in the middle for a cheesy meatball calzone. You can really add any fillings that you prefer but I kept ours to a minimum with a toddler in the home. She also wanted more cheese in her calzones and I happily obliged.
In a couple of weeks we will be traveling to the Texas hill country for Thanksgiving. This calzone recipe would be great for a quick meal after Thanksgiving. No meatballs on hand just incorporate some turkey or other leftover meat.
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut dough into 5 equal proportions and set aside.
Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook for 8-10 minutes or until brown. Place the meatballs on a paper towel to dry off extra grease.
Create a flat circular disk with the dough about 4-5 inches in diameter. Pour the sauce in the middle and place 3-4 meatballs in the center. Top with cheese and fold over the dough. Pierce the dough together with a fork and the top with a knife several times for air flow. Brush with egg white wash and repeat with the rest of the calzones.
Bake in the oven on a baking sheet for 13 minutes.
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