A friend asked me for this recipe...
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tsp Italian seasoning
2 lbs ground beef
3 loaves (1 lb each) frozen bread dough, thawed
3 cups (12 oz) shredded mozarella cheese
1 jar (14 oz) spaghetti sauce, warmed
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place meatballs on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake uncovered, at 400 degrees for 10-15 min or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Reduce heat to 350.
On a floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 18x12 inch rectangle. Spoon a third of the meatballs and mozzarella cheese down the center of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling; press edges firmly to seal.
Place seam side down on greased baking sheet. Brush tops with butter, egg whites, or cooking spray; sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Let stand for 15-30 min. Bake for 25-30 min or until golden brown. Serve with spaghetti sauce.
*Lynn's note* If you don't want to make three calzones, you can also freeze unbaked meatballs on wax paper on a cookie sheet and then package them when frozen for later use. Obviously, for each calzone, you use one cup of cheese and one package of bread dough.