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Calzones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, next to a bowl of pizza sauce.

Goat Cheese, Basil and Italian Sausage Calzones

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Pizza
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired


These easy Italian sausage calzones are perfect for pizza night!


  • 1 batch of your favorite pizza dough
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, cooked and drained of any excess fat
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 batch of your favorite pizza sauce, for dipping



Additions and Substitutions. This recipe is very forgiving - mix it up however you like! Use different cheeses (pre-shredded mozzarella, gruyere, fontina, havarti, parmesan, asiago, pecorino romano, ricotta) or add your favorite pizza toppings to the filling (black olives, bell pepper, mushrooms, pepperoni, etc). Use a teaspoon of dried basil instead of the fresh basil if you like.

Leftovers. Store leftover calzones in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat on a sheet pan in a 400° oven for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

Keywords: pizza, calzone, sausage