Sausage and Pepper Calzones recipe

I don’t usually cook on Fridays nights. After a long week of working, cleaning, cooking, blogging, mothering, wife-ing, daughtering and a lot of general running around, I’m pooped! Sometimes we’ll get take-out. And, sometimes we’ll just go out. Last Friday, though, the weather sucked. It was rainy, foggy and gross. Peering out the window in my flannel robe and fuzzy socks, I decided that going out for dinner was going to be more trouble than it was worth. So, I "graciously" offered to cook so that we could stay warm and dry at home, and save a few bucks in the process. I’m really considerate that way. The Hubz was all for it.

I had made some sausage and peppers the night before that I had originally planned to serve over pasta. But, then I remembered the nifty little calzone mold that I’d picked up recently, so I decided to make sausage and peppers calzones instead. I definitely didn’t want to mess with making dough from scratch, so I used some refrigerated pizza dough that was still lurking in the fridge from the Holidays.

There are lots of different ways to make sausage and peppers. Some fry the sausage. Some add tomato sauce. Not me. I bake my sausage until it’s almost cooked through, and then I slice it and add it to the peppers to finish. Doing it this way eliminates a lot of extra grease (Who needs that?), yet still allows the sausage juices to flavor the rest of the dish. And to me, tomato sauce in sausage and peppers is just plain wrong!