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Homemade pizza calzones, all things pizza stuffed into homemade pizza dough and baked. How make homemade meatballs It’s the best handheld pizza package!

One of my earliest posts on SS was my favorite childhood pizza dough. How to make easy homemade meatballs for spaghetti It’s my Mom’s recipe that she’s made for YEEEARS. Homemade meatball recipe with ground beef And for some reason…


I was always hit or miss with it. How to make homemade meatballs with ground beef Sometimes the yeast would totally fail me and just sit there. How to make homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs nothing. Make homemade italian meatballs Sometimes it would double wonderfully, other times, not so much. How to cook homemade meatballs in oven Researching all my past attempts I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. How long to make homemade meatballs The water temperature. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti sauce To be honest, I was lazy; I never really measured how hot the water was, or wasn’t… I just sort of guessed how hot it was. How do you cook homemade meatballs That was my Ah-Ha moment… and since then I’ve been taking my waters temp like a baby and turning pizza’s out like Little Caesars. Homemade bread crumbs for meatloaf Boo-yah!

Honestly my friends this recipe is fool-proof. Recipe for homemade meatballs in crockpot The only thing I do differently now is that I knead by hand or in my Kitchen Aid and not in my food processor. Homemade spaghetti and meatballs halloween costume I just hate washing that big-o-clunk-of-a-thang. Homemade meatballs and gravy in crock pot For those of you who aren’t up for the kneading process you can still find that recipe here. Homemade meatballs and gravy recipes But for the ones who like taking out some frustration, aggravation or stress on some pizza dough, scroll on down.

All you need is just some common pantry staples one should always have on hand. Homemade meatballs with grape jelly and bbq sauce You never know when the hunger for pizza {or calzones} is going to strike.

I always start by putting some olive oil in the bottom of my “rising” bowl. Homemade meatballs without breadcrumbs I’d say it’s about a half a tablespoon.

Moving on to the dough. How long do i bake homemade meatballs Place a half a teaspoon of honey into a large-ish bowl. Homemade meatballs in crockpot I eyeball-it… you can too.

Run your water on hot, measure a cup and watch the temp rise to 115-120 degrees.

Once that happens add a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil to the yeasty water.

Add the last half cup, stir with your spatula until most of the flour is worked in.

Sprinkle some flour out onto a clean surface. Homemade meatballs allrecipes Dust the dough and start the kneading process for a total of 5 minutes, dusting with more flour as you go until it’s no longer sticky. Homemade turkey meatballs baked Because I’m kneading it by hand I end up adding an additional quarter to half a cup during the whole process.

Toss in the bowl with the olive oil. Homemade meatballs recipe oven Roll and coat all the sides of the bowl.

Cover with a clean tea towel and stick the bowl in a warm draft-free area to rise for 40 – 60 minutes.

While this is going on I get going on the toppings…err fillings. Homemade barbecue meatballs recipe First I cook up a half pound of ground Italian sausage.

Saute them in the remaining sausage fat until soft and golden.

In a small saucepan add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, dried basil, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Homemade bbq meatballs in crockpot I even add a pinch of sugar, I like to think it kills some of the acidity.

Then grate the cheese. Good homemade meatballs On the left you have a half a half cup of the very stinky {yet very delicious} sharp provolone. Best homemade meatballs italian And on the right is a cup to cup and a half of the very creamy mozzarella.

After about an hour in a warm dry place your dough should have doubled in size.

Form the dough into a ball and cut in half. Homemade turkey meatballs recipe Then divide the halves in half, so you have for pieces.

So I grabbed Wilma and rolled each piece out to form an 8 inch {estimate} circle. Homemade swedish meatballs recipe You may have to stretch it a bit with your fingers.

Spread out a little sauce, leaving a little room around the edge. Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs in crockpot Top with Italian sausage and sauteed onions.

Top with the pepperonis, a little mozz and then a little prov.

Fold over, tuck and twist… or is it twist and tuck. Homemade meatball subs recipe Well you get the idea.

All this hard work it’s so totally worth eating the whole thing. Homemade italian meatballs sauce These homemade pizza calzones have a crispy crust, soft gooey center. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe no meat I bet your family will be giving you high fives all night long. Easy homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe Enjoy!

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FOR THE DOUGH: Add a half teaspoon of honey into a clean large bowl. Homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe Add the hot water into the bowl and sprinkle with the packet of yeast. Homemade tomato meat sauce recipe Stir and let sit for a few minutes. Best homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe Season with a half teaspoon of salt and olive oil. Homemade meatball sub recipe Sprinkle with one cup of the flour, stir with a spatula. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Add in the second cup, stir until combine. Homemade italian spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch Lastly add the remaining half cup of flour and stir by hand until combined. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch On a well floured surface, knead the dough {adding more flour if needed} until no longer sticky. Homemade pasta sauce recipe from scratch Should take five minutes.

Form the dough into a ball and add it to the bowl with the olive oil. Homemade spaghetti sauce without meat recipes Coat the dough with the oil, using it to work the oil up the sides of the bowl. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meat recipe Cover with a towel and place in a dry warm place for about an hour.

This recipe yields one large pizza, two medium pizzas or 4 individual size pizzas or calzones.

FOR CALZONES: In a skillet brown the sausage, drain and set aside. How to make homemade meatballs recipe Over medium heat cook onions until soft and golden.

In a small sauce pan over medium low heat combine the tomato sauce, herbs and spices. Homemade italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe Stir until hot then remove off of the heat to cool.

Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal portions. How to make homemade turkey meatballs Roll out to about 8 inches in diameter. How many calories in homemade spaghetti and meatballs Smear a couple spoonfuls of cooled pizza sauce. Grandma's homemade italian sauce and meatballs recipes Top with cooked Italian sausage, pepperoni, cooked onions and cheeses. How to make homemade swedish meatballs Stretch and pull the dough over the top of the filling and twist and pinch the two seams together.

Beat the egg and brush it over top of the entire calzone. Homemade meatballs no breadcrumbs Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-minutes. Homemade sweet and sour meatballs in crockpot Let cool before eating. Homemade swedish meatballs in crockpot Use any leftover pizza sauce to dunk your calzone in.

These look delish! Love the pizza dough from scratch. Italian homemade meatballs recipe Never made it before but generally am scared away by yeast and rising and all that jazz. Homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs and sausage You made it look so simple! Will definitely be giving this a try this coming weekend. Homemade meatballs in tomato sauce Thanks so much!! Keep em coming!!

I make calzones pretty often too. Homemade ground beef meatball recipe But yours look delicious! Adding salt directly to the yeast mix can also kill it a little, so maybe try adding it the the dough when the flour is mixed in? Loving all of the cheeeese ??

Anonymous~ I’d bake the pizza at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Homemade meatballs recipe jamie oliver Both recipes are virtually the same… I use less flour in the hand kneaded version and add more while kneading to ensure a non overly floured dough.

Anne~ I like the hand kneading better because I like to knead, but it depends on if you have or like using a food processor. Italian spaghetti meat sauce recipe homemade But other wise they produce the same results. Healthy homemade meatballs Hope

Hi, Just want to say that I stumbled on your site last night and then proceeded to print out about 30 of your recipes. Homemade meatball sauce sweet and sour Everything looks so good! And in my opinion, “from scratch” is the only way to go! Tonight I made your calzone crust (I used a different filling since I had already planned to make a ham/bbq sauce/red onion pizza) and my family loved it! The 4 smaller calzones were

Hi there! I randomly found this blog post by searching for “easy pizza dough recipes” and I have to see, this recipe really is fool proof! Up until trying this recipe, I had absolutely ZERO experience making my own pizza dough, pie crusts, or breads. Homemade swedish meatballs crockpot I was really intimidated by the process, but I finally had a moment of, “I have to try!” So I used this recipe for our weekly calzones (I normally used store-bought crust) and my my! This recipe is PERFECT! The dough came out EXACTLY right and my husband loved it! While eating his calzone he even said, “Is there honey is this dough?” Delicious. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage Thank you so much! I’ve saved your blog on my google reader and will be attempting my first ever real BREAD this weekend with your easy dinner roll recipe. Healthy homemade turkey meatballs You are fantastic, thank you so much!

Hi! I am not sure how I found your website, but I am glad I did! Thanks for the great calzone recipe. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot I made them tonight and they were a hit! I will definitely use your dough recipe for a homemade pizza as well!! Thanks again! Perfect calzones!! I will be browsing your site for more goodies to cook… ??

Thankyou, thankyou….these were so delicious and alot of fun to make. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot fresh tomatoes I have retired my mixmaster and using my hands to make dough once again. Homemade spaghetti sauce in crockpot with fresh tomatoes You have a great site, awesome step by steps and the end results are a real treat.

That’s great! It’s so much fun to get your hands dirty right!?

These are fantastic. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage and ground beef I’ve made this atleast 6 times now since I found this recipe in January. Homemade tomato sauce and meatballs Even my picky 2 year old loves them! I’m making them again this week. Homemade spaghetti sauce italian sausage These are so simple but so delicious. Homemade spaghetti sauce with sausage recipe I love that you can top each one differently. Homemade spaghetti sauce crock pot recipe My daughter loves just cheese and pepperoni, whereas my husband loves when I throw in some bell peppers and olives. Homemade spaghetti sauce with italian sausage recipes It’s a win win in our house. How to make the best homemade meatballs =)

Wow I made this last night and I could not believe how good it was! Not to mention easy too. How to make simple homemade meatballs Thanks so much for the recipe it will be the only one I use now ?? the only change I will make will be to omit the egg wash and use a combo of garlic and olive oil. Homemade meatballs easy recipe Thanks again!

I tried this recipe and I now know I will never need to eat out again! they are amazing and the easy to follow instructions are wonderful! thanks so much ??

This looks amazing and I’m planning on making tonight!! Just wondering, can I make the dough this morning, let it rise and then stick it in the fridge till I’m ready to put the calzones together tonight? Or should i make the dough, stick it in the fridge and then take it out to rise an hour before I make them tonight?

Hi Ariel! I would make the dough, stick it in the fridge and pull out to rise before making. Easy homemade swedish meatballs Just give the dough a little extra time to rise ??

I have made these so many times that I thought the recipe deserved a comment and a big thanks to you! By the way, I really enjoy your blog because of your personality, wonderful photography and recipes that actually work! 2 thumbs up!!

I am currently out of active dry yeast and want to make these tonight. Easy homemade turkey meatballs How would you adapt the dough recipe to use rapid rise yeast (I have that on hand). Homemade italian sauce and meatballs Do I just follow the same directions, but use the other yeast? I noticed in the top photo you have rapid rise yeast pictured, but in the recipe at the bottom it is active dry.

After trial and error I found active dry yeast to be best for pizza dough. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 You can of course use rapid rise, but the taste and texture of the crust will/could be different.

From what I know, you can mix the yeast right in to the flour/water without first proofing the yeast in the 110-115 degree water. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 timeline I’d still have it rise in an oiled bowl {but that’s just me} before preparing the calzones.

I’ve never made my own dough, but you made your method so approachable that I just had to try and guess what? It rocked! Thank you so much for sharing your awesomeness (and your mothers!) We’re having calzones again tonight!

A tip I from my Culinary teacher, is to sprinkle salt on the first layer of flour. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial museum So the way it’s layered is, yeast Flour, salt flour and mix briskly. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial Salt can defuse the yeast and can become dense. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 jumpers With adding water I add 1/2 cup of cold and 1/2 boiled together in one measuring container then wait a few seconds, and whisk quickly to yeast. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 terrorists Hope these tips are helpful.:D

Thank you for sharing this recipe, I’m planning on making it next week. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 pictures Because of lack of time I plan on preparing the dough a day before I plan on using it, store it in the fridge in a container covered with plastic lets say,

could you tell me please if that somehow affects the end result?, Im afraid that the prepared dough stored in the fridge for about 24hrs may get spoiled? Thanks in advance

I made this dough today and it is honestly the best dough I’ve ever made. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 memorial pictures I’ve made Calzones before, but the dough always would be undercooked inside. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 attacks This dough was easy to work with, baked up crispy on the outside and cooked on the inside. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 conspiracy Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Looks great! Trying it tonight with a bit of whole wheat in the dough and spinach filling. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti pasquale buzzelli 9/11 video I like that you named your rolling pin. Calories homemade meatballs We name things too! My roller is Betty! My daughter named her violin Linny. Bbq homemade sauce Fun stuff!

That’s hilarious! I’m so glad I’m not alone and others name their things! Love it!

What’s the purpose of the egg and honey? If I don’t have yeast, what can I use instead? Can I make it without the garlic powder and what does the Italian seasoning include? Thanks in advance

Hi Marie! The purpose of the egg is to give the outside of the dough a glossy shine when it’s baking. Chicken homemade recipe The yeast needs sugar or in this case honey, to help it grow. Meatloaf homemade recipe If you don’t have yeast, then you’d need to find a yeast-free pizza dough recipe, and I can’t guarantee the results since I’ve never tested this calzone recipe with a yeast-free dough. Chili homemade recipe You can skip out on the garlic powder, but it does add a lot of flavor to the sauce. Easy homemade christmas gifts Italian seasoning is a blend of different herbs. Easy homemade biscuits In my cookbook, I make a homemade version that includes dried marjoram, basil, oregano, parsley, sage, thyme and oregano. Easy homemade halloween costumes I hope this helps answer your questions!

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