Easy Beef Calzones

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  • 1/2 pound Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef (or 96% Lean Ground Round)
  • 1/2 cup turkey pepperoni slices (halved)
  • 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (13.8-ounce) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (warmed)
  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Cook Time: 20 Min
  • Total Time: 35 Min


1. Cook beef and next 3 ingredients in a large skillet, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; drain and remove from heat.
2. Divide dough evenly into 4 pieces; pat each dough piece into one square. Spoon beef mixture evenly onto each square, leaving a 1/2-inch border; top evenly with cheese. 
3. Fold dough over filling until edges almost meet. Bring bottom edge over top edge; crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
4. Bake at 450F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve topped with marinara sauce.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Cooking Tip: Lightly brush calzones with olive oil before placing in the oven for a nice golden color and crisp texture. These calzones keep well in the fridge for leftovers, too.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving Based on 6 Servings 
Using Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef 
CALORIES 310 (28% from fat); FAT 9.8g (sat 3.9g); PROTEIN 19.8g; CARB 36.4g; FIBER 1.0g; CHOL 37mg; IRON 1.9mg; SODIUM 923mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch; 1 vegetable; 2 medium fat meat

Using Laura's 96% Lean Ground Round
CALORIES 303 (25% from fat); FAT 8.3g (sat 3.5g); PROTEIN 20.8g; CARB 36.4g; FIBER 1.0g; CHOL 37mg; IRON 1.3mg; SODIUM 928mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch; 1 vegetable; 2 lean meat