Sausage Lasagna Heart-Shaped Calzone

by Erin

Eat your heart out with your Valentine by serving this sausage lasagna heart-shaped calzone! Stuffed with spicy Italian sausage and ricotta cheese.

Sausage Lasagna Heart-Shaped Calzone.

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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 stromboli I decided it was time to take on the calzone. But not just any calzone, but a sausage lasagna stuffed heart-shaped calzone! And it conveniently serves two people. Or maybe four if you serve anything substantial on the side.

Assembling a Sausage Lasagna Heart Calzone.

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)

Maybe you should finished off your heart-shaped dinner with a heart-shaped Reese’s stuffed cookie for two or heart-shaped Nutella cream cheese brownies.

Before cooking: Sausage Lasagna Heart Calzone.

One year ago: Oreo Truffles

Sausage Lasagna Heart-Shaped Calzone.


Yield: 2 Servings
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/2 lb pizza dough
  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning, plus more for topping (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for brushing dough)


  1. 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.
  2. Place ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella cheese and seasonings in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Picky Palate.

Post updated 2/138/2024, photos above and below are the originals.

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Baker Street February 13, 2012 - 6:07 am

Aw.. so cute! Looks delicious too!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 8, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Super cute! It has been way too long since we have had calzones in this house. Going to have to remedy that soon!

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen February 8, 2012 - 6:48 pm

How cute is this calzone!? Such a cute idea! :)

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious February 8, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Oooh, this is so cute! I love this idea :)

Tracey February 8, 2012 - 6:43 pm

That is just too cute Erin! I love calzones, and we usually order out for ours, but maybe I need to rethink that.

spiffycookie February 8, 2012 - 9:13 pm

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!

Renee February 8, 2012 - 5:20 pm

So cute. And making me so hungry.

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 8, 2012 - 5:06 pm

These are adorable. I love heart shape food, we should eat everything shaped like a heart!! :) The calzones look wonderful!!

spiffycookie February 8, 2012 - 9:09 pm

That would be fun. Maybe star shaped too!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 8, 2012 - 4:30 pm

I tried to make some calzones not too long ago and they did not look nearly as pretty as this!

spiffycookie February 8, 2012 - 9:08 pm

I think the secret lies in the egg wash.

Steve @ the black peppercorn February 8, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Totally love this idea Erin! It looks great!

claire @ the realistic nutritionist February 8, 2012 - 1:37 pm

This is SO CUTE!!! and very original, love it :)

Steph@stephsbitebybite February 8, 2012 - 12:18 pm

I want to wrap this up and put it in my pocket!! This is supe cute, and looks so yummy

Emily @ Life on Food February 8, 2012 - 11:00 am

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.

Jennifer | Mother Thyme February 8, 2012 - 9:44 am

What a cute idea! I so need to make this for my hubby!

amanda @ fake ginger February 8, 2012 - 8:57 am

SO CUTE!! And perfect for a “man Valentine’s meal”!

Meagan Wied February 8, 2012 - 8:40 am

That is so cute! I love everything that is in it!


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