These hearty and savory breakfast calzones are stuffed with chorizo, peppers, onions and a fried egg.
When our kids were young they loved to serve us breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. With that in mind, even though we no longer have little ones running around, I thought it would be fun to make a father’s day breakfast treat that was special enough to celebrate a great dad, yet could be made ahead.
Rather than a stack of pancakes or waffles, I wanted to create a hearty and savory dish. I gathered together some of my husband’s favorite ingredients and put them into a calzone.
I recently posted my pizza dough recipe and I figured this would be another great way to use that same dough. Make the pizza dough according to the recipe, allowing it to rise once, and then proceed with this recipe.
If the kids want to serve dad breakfast in bed you can prep these the night before, or even a week before, and bake them in the morning while the coffee is brewing. To get the kids involved, younger ones can toss together a fruit salad or pour some orange juice and older kids can help make the sausage filling, roll the dough and even do the baking.
Use your imagination and whatever you have available to adapt the flavors to dad’s taste. I used Chorizo sausage because my husband loves it, but you could use breakfast sausage if you want a less spicy filling. Omit the jalapeno if you don’t want the heat, or use a Habanero if dad really loves spicy food. That’ll wake him up!
The recipe makes 8 calzones. If you don’t need that many you can halve the recipe or make the full recipe and freeze extras for later.
Of course these would be a great addition to any brunch menu, not just Father’s Day.