These Hatfield ham and sausage calzones are delicious homemade calzones perfect for any time of day! Endless possibilities with this calzone recipe!
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Growing up, pizza wasn’t really a staple in our home. Curry, jerk, exotic to Americans fruit…those were the staples. We didn’t have sausage and ham often, and homemade pizzas never happened. Rarely, we maybe had pizza take-out. Growing up Jamaican, we didn’t have a lot of traditional American foods. When I went away to college at West Virginia University, I didn’t have anyone to cook for me. American styled foods were the norm. Between dorm food and fast food, it’s pretty much all I had.
College is also where I tried my first calzone. It was great because I could walk and eat it without worrying about toppings falling off. When I met Larisha and she knew how to make these from scratch, I didn’t believe her. Then, she showed me and we’ve made endless varieties since then.
Homemade calzones are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, after school snack, and quick dinners on the road! You get the point. There’s really not a time that a calzone wouldn’t be good ever.
What is a calzone?
A calzone is pizza dough that has been folded over and baked after ingredients have been put inside of it. Typically, it’s filled with meat and cheese. Sauce is always served on the side of calzones and never inside of it.
These particular ham and sausage calzones are combined with peppers, garlic powder, and cheese. The flavor impact from these few ingredients is insanely delicious. It makes for an amazing recipe after Easter if you have leftover ham!
We make our ham and sausage calzones with Hatfield Recipe Essentials Sweet Italian Ground Sausage and leftover Hatfield Original Ham. Hatfield Recipe Essentials are simple, flavorful, pork that add flavor to your dishes. The Hatfield brand character is high quality, trustworthy, knowledgeable, family oriented, American-owned, value-based company.
How do you make a calzone?
If you are wondering how to make a calzone, you’ve come to the right place. The first step is to make homemade pizza dough or grab some store bought. Separate it into equal pieces and then rolls into a ball. Once you have balls, you want to roll them out into approximately 6″ circles. Note: calzones can be any size but 6″ is the perfect handheld size for on the go. It’s vital that your dough is even and not thin in any one place or you risk your dough breaking.
Then, places your ingredients on one side of your circle. Afterwards, fold the empty side over and using a fork, seal the edges together. Next, brush with butter and bake in an oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve alongside sauce.
These ham and sausage calzones are delicious homemade calzones perfect for any time of day! Endless possibilities with this calzone recipe!
- 1 pizza dough
- 3/4 lb Hatfield Sweet Italian Ground Sausage, cooked
- 3/4 lb Hatfield Original uncured ham, diced
- 1 cup bell peppers, mixed colors
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a bowl, combine sausage, ham, peppers, garlic powder, and pepper.
Separate pizza dough into 8 equal balls.
Roll out one ball into a 6" circle.
Place 1/8 of the mixture on one side of the circle.
Fold empty side over and using a fork seal the edges of the calzone.
Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining ingredients.
Once all calzones have been made up, brush melted butter across all of them.
Place in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve alongside honey mustard bbq sauce.
Do not roll out more than one ball at a time or the dough will stick to the surface. Make one at a time.
Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce is not included in nutritional facts.
Hatfield Recipe Essentials come in the following varieties: Hot Italian Ground Sausage, Sweet Italian Ground Sausage, Ground Pork, Chorizo Ground Sausage and Country Ground Sausage, Tex-Mex Pork Strips and Simply Pork Strips. Grab them at your local store today!