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What is a good meat and cheese calzone recipe?

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Ree Drummond's easy calzone recipe from the Food Network is a good meat and cheese calzone recipe. The recipe yields eight servings and takes about 40 minutes of active preparation time by the cook.

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Place 16 whole, frozen, unrisen dinner rolls on a baking sheet and cover them with a tea towel. Allow them to thaw and rise according to the package directions.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 diced medium onion and cook briefly. Add 1 pound of Italian sausage and crumble it as it browns. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Remove the meat mixture, set it aside on a plate, and allow it to cool.

Mix 15 ounces of whole milk ricotta, 1 1/2 cups of grated mozzarella, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan and 2 eggs in a separate bowl. Season the cheese mixture with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley and black pepper to taste. Stir in the sausage once it has cooled.

Roll the thawed and risen rolls out on a lightly floured surface until they are paper thin. Place 3 to 4 tablespoons of the meat and cheese mixture onto each half of the rolls, fold the rolls closed, and seal the edges by pressing.

Beat 1 egg, and brush it on the outside of the calzones. Bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.

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