Recipes and Cooking Cast-Iron Skillet Calzone 4.2 (19) 3 Reviews Cooking this ground beef recipe in a cast iron skillet transforms a calzone into a hearty kid-friendly casserole that satisfies six diners. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 28, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound ground beef or uncooked ground turkey ¼ cup chopped onion 1 1 pound portion fresh pizza dough* or one 1-pound portion frozen pizza dough, thawed ½ cup marinara sauce 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or shredded Italian blend cheeses (8 ounces) 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup chopped red, green, and/or yellow sweet peppers (2 small) ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper Marinara sauce, warmed Snipped fresh parsley and/or crushed red pepper (optional) Grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. In a 9 1/2- to 10-inch cast-iron or ovenproof skillet cook ground beef and onion over medium heat about 5 minutes or until the meat is browned and onion is tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. Set meat mixture aside. Wipe skillet out with a paper towel; set aside to cool slightly. On a lightly floured surface, divide pizza dough in half. Roll one dough portion to a 12-inch circle (if dough is hard to roll, let stand for 5 minutes and then roll out). Press dough circle into the bottom and up the sides of the skillet. Spread the 1/2 cup marinara sauce evenly over the dough. Top with meat mixture, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, sweet peppers, oregano, and the 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Roll the remaining dough portion into an 11-inch circle. Place dough circle over filling. Pinch edges of bottom crust and top crust together to seal. Using the tip of a sharp knife, cut slits in the top crust. Bake about 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Cut into wedges to serve. Serve with additional warmed marinara sauce. If desired, garnish with parsley and/or additional crushed red pepper. If desired, serve with Parmesan cheese. *Tip: Look at an Italian market or a specialty food store for fresh pizza dough. Smart Swap Use frozen peppers for the fresh and sub in your favorite pizza topping for the mushrooms. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 498 Calories 22g Fat 42g Carbs 32g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 498 % Daily Value * Total Fat 22g 28% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 73mg 24% Sodium 782mg 34% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Total Sugars 7g Protein 32g Vitamin C 33.4mg 167% Calcium 305mg 23% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 510mg 11% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 29.6mcg Vitamin B-12 2.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.