Meaty Calzones

Yield: 4 servings (1 calzone and 1/3 cup sauce per serving)
Source: CL Superfast Suppers (cookbook, not magazine) pg 66
CL Comments: Prepare the pizza dough rectangles while the beef mixture cooks so that you can spoon hot beef directly from the skillet onto the dough.
Amy's Comments: This was a fairly tasty meal and will definite be a good one to repeat. With a salad, it made a great lunch for 7 points. It definitely filled my need for fattening italian :) Easy to prepare and can be versatile - next time im doing spinach and other fun things in it as well!!


1/2 pound ground round
3/4 cup frozen chopped onion (I used fresh, either is ok)
1 tsp bottled minced garlic (again, I used fresh, but either is ok)
1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella or reduced-fat cheddar cheese
cooking spray
1 1/3 cup pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook beef, onion, and garlic in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain. Return to pan, and add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Unroll pizza crust onto an ungreased baking sheet. Cut dough into 4 squares. Press each square into a 6x5-inch rectangle. Spoon beef mixture evenly into center of each rectangle; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bring opposite corners of rectangles together, pinching seams together to seal. Coat tops of calzones with cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Place pasta sauce in a microwave safe dish; microwave on high for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve calzones with warm pasta sauce.


Healthy Units: 7 per serving
Calories 374; Fat 9.5; Protein 26g; Carb 43.8g; Fiber 2.9g; Cholesterol 45 mg; Iron 3.9 mg; Sodium 994 mg; Calcium 176 mg;

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