Mini Stuffed Pizza's (calzones)

1
Marina Neff

By
@Kittiecooks

My husband loves pepperoni pizza, but I'm more of a Hawaiian style, or sausage and green pepper lover. So rather than buy two every time we wanted Pizza, I came up with this simple recipe to make small individual sized stuffed pizza's that could be tailored to everyone's tastes. I have taken them to several get togethers and parties as appetizers and they were gobbled right up. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and friends have.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes
    refrigerated pizza dough (or can make your own)
  • 1 Large can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 1 Small can(s)
    tomato paste
  • 1 medium
    onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely diced
  • 4 Tbsp
    pizza seasoning (or make your own blend using rosemary,thyme,oregano,basil, & red pepper flakes)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    favorite pizza toppings...
  • note*
    ideas for toppings : pepperoni, ital sausage, ham, pineapple, green peppers, mozzarella, cheddar, smoked gouda, feta cheese, mushrooms , etc)
  • note*
    can sub 1 - 2 jars of pizza sauce to save time in which case you don't need tomato sauce, paste, or pizza seasonings unless you wish to add extra herbs to your pizza

How to Make Mini Stuffed Pizza's (calzones)

Step-by-Step

  1. In large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil till onion is clear. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and heat till slow simmer. Add pizza seasoning, salt and pepper and cover... simmer for about 20 minutes or so or till sauce has thickened. then set aside to cool.
  2. Roll out pizza dough to about 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into rectangles roughly about the size of your hand ( can make them smaller if you want to use as an appetizer )
  3. Preheat oven to 425. Place pizza rectangles on a baking sheet. On each rectangle, spread about 2 to 3 tbsp pizza sauce , or til dough is covered to within a half inch from borders.
  4. top with your favorite toppings and fold over the crust empanada style. Seal edges and cut steam vents in the top. If making different kinds you can use a paring knife to mark each one different so you know which "pizza" is which.
  5. Pop them in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or till crust is a light golden brown. Let rest 5 - 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Some variations I've tried: sauteed mushrooms and green peppers, pepperoni, italian sausage, ham and pineapple, roasted veggie, Hamburger & cheddar, 4 cheese, just to name a few. If you choose, you can serve them with a small bowl of warmed up pizza sauce on the side for dipping
  7. If making the larger sized, you can get about 6 servings per tube of refridgerator pizza dough. Appetizer size you can get approximately 12 to 18 servings per tube.

Printable Recipe Card

About Mini Stuffed Pizza's (calzones)




Show 10 Comments & Reviews

What To Make With a Brick of Cream Cheese

What To Make With a Brick of Cream Cheese


Cream cheese can be used for so much more than just adding a schmear to a toasted bagel. You can’t make a New York-style cheesecake without it. Cream cheese makes macaroni and cheese even creamier. When sweetened, it’s the best frosting. But those aren’t the only ways to cook or bake with cream cheese. Breakfast, […]

25 Best Pork Chop Recipes

25 Best Pork Chop Recipes


Need an easy, flavorful, and family-friendly recipe? Look no further! These tried and true tender pork chop recipes are going to be regulars in your weekly meal rotation. Pair with your favorite mashed potatoes recipe and vegetables for an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will want seconds of!

18 Cozy Soup Recipes

18 Cozy Soup Recipes


There’s nothing better than a big bowl of comforting soup on a cool fall day. Pair with your favorite crusty bread recipe for a delicious meal the entire family will love. Everyone will be begging for more of these homemade soup recipes!