Food Network has a simple and easy to follow recipe for sausage and cheese calzones served with warm marinara sauce. The recipe yields eight servings.
To make Food Network's recipe, place 16 whole frozen, unrisen dinner rolls on a baking sheet. Let them thaw and rise for 2 to 3 hours. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter, and add 1 diced whole onion and cook. Add 1 pound breakfast or Italian sausage and cook while crumbling. Add 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Remove from the skillet. In a separate bowl combine 15-ounces whole milk ricotta, 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley and 2 eggs.
Roll thawed-out rolls on a floured surface until thin. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of the filling onto half the dough. Fold the other half over, and press the edges firmly to seal. Brush each calzone with a beaten egg, and bake for 10 to 13 minutes.
To make the marinara sauce, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add 3 to 4 minced garlic cloves and 1 chopped onion. Add 1/2 cup white wine and cook until reduced by half. Add three 15-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes, and add fresh parsley and fresh basil.