Sausage and Pepper Calzones

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 35 min
Servings: 4

Add something new to your family’s Italian dinner! Savour these yummy calzones made with Pillsbury™ Pizza Crust, sausage and peppers for this Halloween.


  • 1/2 lb (250 g) bulk mild Italian pork sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups diced bell peppers (any mix of colours)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (391 g) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pizza Crust
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup marinara-style pasta sauce, heated


  1. Heat oven to 425°F (220°C). In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and bell peppers over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring to crumble pork, until pork is no longer pink and completely cooked. Spoon mixture into medium bowl. Stir in cheese and pepper until blended.
  2. Cut dough into 4 rectangles; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon 1/2 cup sausage mixture on half of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling, overlapping about 1 inch. Press edges to seal. Brush tops with egg.
  3. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve with warm marinara sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into rectangles.