Have you made plans for Valentine’s Day yet? I actually do not have any yet, but in the meantime have not slacked off on making Valentine’s Day inspired treats and meals. For example, after I mastered the stromboli I decided it was time to take on the calzone. But not just any calzone, but a heart-shaped one! And it conveniently serves two people. Or maybe four if you serve anything substantial on the side.
And if the shape alone wasn’t enough this baby is actually stuffed with sausage lasagna filling. Gooey, cheesy, meaty loveliness wrapped up in dough. Yup, go ahead and eat your heart out. (Sorry sorry couldn’t resist)
One year ago: Oreo Truffles
SAUSAGE LASAGNA HEART CALZONE
1/2 lb pizza dough
1 lb spicy Italian sausage
1-1/2 cups pizza sauce
8 oz low fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pinch of salt, fresh cracked pepper
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning, plus more for topping (optional)
1 egg, beaten (for brushing dough)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown sausage until browned. Drain and return back to skillet. Add pasta sauce and reduce heat to low to simmer.
- Place ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella cheese and seasonings in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Cut the pizza doughs in half. On a floured sheet of parchment paper, form two large hearts and roll until about 1/8″ thick. Move one dough-heart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Top the dough-heart on the baking sheet with sausage marinara then with ricotta (you may have leftovers), leaving a 1/2″ edge. Brush the edges of the dough with egg and top with remaining dough-heart. Press seams together, brush entire top lightly with egg then sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Cut a few slices in the top, transfer to a cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
Source: Adapted slightly from Picky Palate.
Aw.. so cute! Looks delicious too!
Super cute! It has been way too long since we have had calzones in this house. Going to have to remedy that soon!
How cute is this calzone!? Such a cute idea! :)
Oooh, this is so cute! I love this idea :)
That is just too cute Erin! I love calzones, and we usually order out for ours, but maybe I need to rethink that.
Normally I would not attempt to make this at home either, cause in the past they have all been failed attempts. But I think I’ve mastered it now!
So cute. And making me so hungry.
These are adorable. I love heart shape food, we should eat everything shaped like a heart!! :) The calzones look wonderful!!
That would be fun. Maybe star shaped too!
I tried to make some calzones not too long ago and they did not look nearly as pretty as this!
I think the secret lies in the egg wash.
Totally love this idea Erin! It looks great!
This is SO CUTE!!! and very original, love it :)
I want to wrap this up and put it in my pocket!! This is supe cute, and looks so yummy
I have been craving Italian food for a while now. This looks amazing to me and is super cute. I would melt if I got this for dinner.
What a cute idea! I so need to make this for my hubby!
SO CUTE!! And perfect for a “man Valentine’s meal”!
That is so cute! I love everything that is in it!