Eggplant and Sausage Calzones
Servings Prep Time
5Servings 10Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5Servings 10Minutes
Cook Time
  • 1eggplant peeled strips from the skin, diced
  • 1.3lb pizza dough refrigerated, thawed
  • 1 sausage
  • 1small onion, diced
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1cup pizza sauce
  • 3.5oz pizza mozzarella, grated
  • 1cup parsley minced, optional
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Spray Oil
  • 1tsp salt, Optional:
  • 1pinch black pepper, Optional:
  1. Take the dough out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature.
  2. Remove the sausage from the casing in small pieces.
  3. Sauté onions, garlic, eggplant, and sausage with the olive oil in the Instant Pot with the Sauté function or on the stovetop in a pan for the filling.
  4. When the eggplants are cooked and the sausage pieces are nicely browned, turn off the heat.
  5. Taste the filling and season with salt and black pepper if needed. The flavour will depend on the type of sausage used in the recipe.
  6. Mix in parsley (optional).
  7. Divide the dough into three pieces.
  8. Dip your fingers into flour. Round and flatten the first piece into a 7–8-inch-wide circle on a floured surface. A rolling pin would be helpful.
  9. Spread pizza sauce on the dough, leaving a 3/4-inch gap on the side.
  10. Place 1/3 of the filling on half of the dough, keeping the ¾ -inch border clean to seal the calzone.
  11. Spread 1/3 of the grated cheese on top of the filling.
  12. Fold the empty half of the dough on top to form a half-circle shape. Seal the sides by pinching or with the help of a fork.
  13. Place the calzone on a floured surface to prevent sticking.
  14. Repeat steps 6–11 for the remaining two pieces of dough.
  15. Select Bake. Set the temperature to 400 °F and the timer to 30 Minutes. Press Start.
  16. When the unit is hot, spray oil on the air frying plate in the bottom of the basket.
  17. Gently place the calzone in the air-frying basket.
  18. After 5 minutes, gently turn the calzone. Spray oil on top. Close the basket.
  19. Calzone will be ready when the top is nicely browned, in 3–5 minutes.
  20. When it is ready, take the first calzone out on a plate.
  21. Repeat steps 15–19 for the remaining two calzones.
  22. Rest the calzones for 5 minutes.
  23. Cut in half and serve.