Kelsey "Rose" Jones


This recipe was in the recipe box belonging to my grandmother 'Mimi'. While it does seem to have a lot of ingredients, it really is not that hard to make and is well worth the effort. It surprised me to find this one because she normally made a lot of south western type recipes. That is until I got to the end and it had suggestions for making it with a southwestern flavor! I added that to the bottom of the recipe for you as well.


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20 Min
30 Min


  • 1
    frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 lb
    italian sausage, browned
  • 1 small
    onion, finely diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, diced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cottage cheese, small curd
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1
    egg white, slightly beated
  • 1
    egg yolk, slightly beaten with 1 tbsp milk
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce

How to Make Calzone


  1. Thaw bread dough overnight. Preheat oven to 425°.
    After browning meat, add onion, garlic, tomato sauce and spices. Simmer 5 minutes. remove from heat and add the cheeses. Set aside to cool slightly while working with bread dough.
  2. Cut bread dough into eight pieces. roll each into a circle (I used an 8 inch). place 1/3 cup filling into each circle. Brush edges with egg white. fold over and press edges with fork to seal. cut or prick top to allow steam to escape. brush top with beaten egg yolk. Bake 12 minutes or until brown.
  3. To make this a southwestern recipe: Instead of Italian sausage use Mexican sausage or hamburger. Taco seasoning instead of oregano and basil. (Also you can add 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper if desired) 1 cup of Shredded Mexican cheese instead of mozzarella and cottage cheeses. Prepare as above

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