Breakfast Calzone

Let’s talk about the “Most” important meal of the day…Dessert! I mean…Breakfast! (Although truthfully I consider Dessert a “meal” and it is the “MOST” important meal! Just ask my friend “Menopause” and those who live with us!)

Where were we? Awww yes…Breakfast! I was getting tired of the “same ol’ same ol’ ” every single weekend. I mean a girl can only eat so many pastries….naaaaw…that’s not true…there’s no limit to pastries! However, those pastries got me to thinking…about “pizza”! Huh? (I can hear ya…”Where is she going with this? Poor thing…Menopause has killed off all her brain cells! Nope that happened years ago…we refer to it  as ” the children years”!) You heard me right…Pizza! More especially…Calzones. Why not a breakfast calzone?!!!

This is such a delicious and easy recipe. You will love it. Keep in mind that you can put anything inside this that you like. It’s very versatile.

Preheat your oven to 350°. Start by chopping up  1/4 cup green pepper and onion.

In a medium skillet, over medium heat, cook 1 cup bulk pork sausage with the onion, and green pepper. I love to use Jimmy Dean Natural Pork Sausage. It’s VERY lean. However, any bulk chub pork breakfast sausage will work.

When onions are translucent and the sausage is lightly golden brown remove from skillet and allow to drain on a paper towel.

In a small bowl, beat eggs, salt, and pepper until blended. Add eggs to the same skillet you used for the sausage. Cook over medium heat, pulling, lifting, and scraping the bottom of your non-stick skillet until the eggs are soft cooked. Not runny, but not dry either.

TIP: DO NOT OVER COOK THE EGGS! Remember this is going to be baked in the oven so you want them “under cooked”.

Time to get that refrigerator pizza dough. I use Wewalka dough. I’ve found it at all major grocery stores, and Wal-Mart, in the refrigerator dough section.  Any Pizza dough will work.

One of the things I love about Wewalka dough is that it comes on parchment paper ready to bake! Roll the dough out onto your baking sheet. (I used my pizza pan.)

On one half of the dough lightly spoon on 1/4 cup prepared salsa. That really doesn’t look pretty…so let’s hurry and move along…shall we. (Cause I’m pretty sure donuts are looking better right about now! Hang in there with me.)

On top of the Salsa, cover half the pizza with the cooked  sausage and veggies. Keeping everything on one half of the pizza dough. Add your “soft” scrambled eggs and sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated cheese. I used a combo of cheddar and jack cheese.

Add chopped Canadian Bacon or regular cooked and crumbled bacon. Your choice.

This one is a fully loaded meaty calzone! I don’t mess around when it comes to food! Especially breakfast.

Fold the empty dough half over the toppings, making sure to cover them completely. It’s okay if your top doesn’t reach the edge of the bottom dough.

Time for a little “nip and tuck”. (I wish I could use this technique on my face! lol)  This is a lot easier than it looks. Begin at one end, grab the bottom of the dough, and pull it about 1 inch, over the top half edge of the dough and press down. Then grab another little piece and do the same thing going all the way around until you reach the other end.

Cut a few small slits on top of the dough. Carefully spread soften butter over the top.

Sprinkle with cheese.

Pop in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Allow to cool about 5 minutes. Use a sharp knife to cut into wedges.

Look at all those mouth-watering fillings! Mmmmm, melted cheese! I like to think of this as a “glorified” hot pocket! One that is a lot healthier… and even more scrumptious!

The crust is crispy and flaky with a wonderful hint of cheddar. The eggs, meat and cheese are a fantastic rich flavor combination. Serve with a side cup of Salsa for dipping!

Now… these delicious Breakfast Calzones almost make that first meal of the day, the MOST important! lol

They reheat wonderfully too so don’t be afraid to make them ahead of time and put them in the refrigerator for a quick week day “grab-n-go” breakfast idea! Just cut them up into slices, wrap in parchment paper, and place inside a plastic bag and store in your refrigerator. Take out one wrapped slice, keep it wrapped in the parchment paper and heat for 1 – 2 minutes in the microwave. Bam! Breakfast is ready!

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Breakfast Calzone
Breakfast Calzone
Norine Rogers

Refrigerator Pizza Dough Stuffed with all the Yummy Breakfast goodies you love! They're "Grown-Up" Hot Pockets!


  • 1 refrigerator dough pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cooked, fresh bulk, breakfast pork sausage
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup reserved
  • 3 Tablespoons prepared salsa
  • 3 slices Canadian Bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon soften butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, cook sausage, onions, and green peppers until onions are translucent and sausage is golden brown.
  3. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towel.
  4. In a small bowl, beat eggs, salt, and pepper until well beaten.
  5. Cook eggs in same skillet you cooked sausage, over medium heat. Lift, scrape,and fold until eggs are a "Soft" scramble. Do NOT over cook eggs as they will continue baking in oven.
  6. Roll out pizza dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. On one half of pizza dough spread 3 Tablespoons prepared Salsa. Add sausage and vegetables.
  8. Top with soft cooked scrambled eggs.
  9. Top with 1/2 cup grated cheese.
  10. Add chopped Canadian Bacon.
  11. Pull empty half of pizza dough over the fillings. Go almost, but not quiet, to the edges of bottom crust.
  12. Starting at one corner, pull a one inch piece of bottom dough up and over the top edge of the crust folding over about 1 inch. Press down and grab another piece of dough, folding and pressing as you go around the edge.
  13. Cut 2-3 small slits in the top of the crust. Carefully spread top of calzone with soften butter.
  14. Sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
  15. Pop into your preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is crisp and golden brown.
  16. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  17. Cut into triangles. Serve with additional salsa for dipping.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice
http://www.norinesnest.com/breakfast-calzone/

14 COMMENTS

  1. Julia's Simply Southern | 30th Sep 17

    Your recipes are always mouthwatering and amazing!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 2nd Oct 17

      Thank you Julia! I appreciate those sweet words! You’re the BEST!
      Have a GREAT week!
      ~Norine

  2. Susan | 2nd Oct 17

    This looks so good. I’m trying it ASAP.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 4th Oct 17

      Hi Susan!
      Thank you for the sweet compliment! I loved the ease of this recipe. I was trying to come up with something different I could make for the upcoming Holidays that would lean more towards “hearty” than “sugary” for the “men folk” at this Nest. So fun to make. Hope you love it as much as I did. Thanks for visiting with me. Have a GREAT week!
      Happy Nesting ~
      Norine

  3. Karen | 4th Oct 17

    Those look amazing! I’ve made many calzones in my lifetime, but have never thought to make a breakfast version….BRILLIANT! Thank you for the idea!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 4th Oct 17

      Hi Karen!
      You are so welcome! Is it okay if I tell my kids you think I’m “Brilliant”? I’d like for them to know that someone out thinks that! LOL 😉 You have a super fantastic week! Thanks for visiting.
      Happy Nesting~
      Norine

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  6. Joyce | 6th Oct 17

    These are easy and delicious. Just a note that the recipe instructions repeat sausage and don’t mention the green peppers. No big deal, but thought you would want to know. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 6th Oct 17

      Hi Joyce!
      Thank you for catching that little mistake I made. It is important to me and even though I proof read my posts several times…sometimes things just slip through the cracks in my brain! 😉 lol I fixed it and I sure appreciate you sharing that with me. Have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for visiting.
      Happy Nesting!
      Norine

  7. Kentuckylady 717 | 6th Oct 17

    Yes, I agree this does look delicious….approx. how many will this feed ?
    And have you ever made it with the real flaky pastry sheets ? I bet this would be really good I love the flaky crust…:)But I will try it your way first tho, I like to try a recipe just like it says, and then I may decide to tweak it the next time…..but I was just curious if you had ? Or maybe any of your readers ?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 7th Oct 17

      Hi!
      I was able to get 5 good size slices out of this one calzone. One slice was plenty for me, but if we are talking teenage boys? lol 😉 I have not made this with the flaky pastry sheets. It’s on my list to try it with the Puff pastry. I think it would even be better and if you like the Flaky Pastry sheets I would do that first because I think you’ll like it even more. Thanks for visiting and I hope I was able to help. Have a Great Weekend.
      ~Norine

  8. Mary | 9th Oct 17

    Thanks so much. I am ready to try.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 9th Oct 17

      Hi Mary!
      You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today! You’ll love this Breakfast Calzone. It’s loaded with all the good stuff. 😉
      Come back and visit again soon. I love making new friends.
      Norine

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