Easy Beef Calzones

Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
35 minutes


1⁄2 lb
Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef (or 96% Lean Ground Round)
1⁄2 c
turkey pepperoni slices (halved)
medium onion (chopped)
1 clv
garlic (minced)
1 t
Italian seasoning
1⁄8 t
1⁄4 t
1 cn
(13.8-ounce) refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 c
shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1 c
marinara sauce (warmed)


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.


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