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Italian Beef & Cheese Calzone

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 45 min.
Ground beef, peppers and pizza dough make this Italian classic a satisfying meal all by itself.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with onions, drained
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 Tbs cornmeal
  • 1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust dough


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in tomatoes and oregano; continue cooking 5 to 7 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over rimmed baking sheet. Unroll pizza dough lengthwise on baking sheet, straightening edges of dough if necessary. Spoon beef filling over long half of dough, leaving 1-inch border on 3 sides. Gently lift and pull top half of dough over filling to enclose; pinch dough edges to seal.
  • Bake in 400°F oven 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into 8 slices.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 496
  Calories from Fat 149 (30%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(32%)Cholesterol 96mg
(32%)Sodium 758mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(78%)Protein 39g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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