Recipe: Meatball Calzone Pull Apart Bread (video)

Mozzarella-stuffed meatballs, wrapped in pizza dough and baked to perfection -- enjoy!

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  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed in 1-inch squares

To assemble:

  • 3 (8-ounce) bags store-bought pizza dough
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, garlic, oregano, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, egg, olive oil, salt and pepper. Form mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls, and place a cube of mozzarella cheese in the center of each.
  3. Separate each pizza dough into 4 pieces. In the center of each, add a meatball and top with a spoonful of marinara sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella. Wrap dough around filling, and arrange dough balls in a cast-iron skillet. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella, parsley and Parmesan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Pull apart and enjoy.

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