Pizza Calzones

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Kathy Cromer

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@KathyC

This is the way we make Pizza Calzones at the school cafeteria I work at and we sell out every time we make them! The pre-made dough that we get at school is round and that is the only difference between me making them at home! I know from school lunches that my kids would love these but it was a treat for my DH and he gave it 2 thumbs up! No leftovers! I want to add that the calzones are very big and filling!

There are endless possibilities to what you can stuff the calzones with! Sausage would be good as well as green peppers or anything you like on your pizza!

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This is a very easy way to make calzones. I really liked her tip of using parchment paper and cornmeal to spread the dough. Get creative and use different fillings your family enjoys, but her suggestions are really good. The garlic butter is really good on the dough and sprinkling the oregano and red pepper flakes is the perfect topping.

Just watch these while they are cooking. With the Test Kitchen oven these were perfect in about 17-18 minutes. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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

Ingredients

  • 24 slice
    pepperoni
  • 1 c
    onion, diced
  • 1 c
    banana pepper rings
  • 2 pkg
    (11 oz each) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1 1/2 c
    marinara sauce
  • 2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
    oregano
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow corn meal

How to Make Pizza Calzones

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Place butter in a microwave bowl and sprinkle with garlic salt. Microwave until butter is melted.

    Spray 15x10-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with corn meal.

    Unroll pizza dough onto parchment paper and cut each can of dough into 3 wide strips. Spread marinara sauce lengthwise down center of dough to within 1/2 inch of each short edge.

    Layer pepperoni (4 slices each) evenly on top of sauce. Sprinkle cheese evenly over pepperoni. Add onions and pepper rings. Pull up each long edge over filling and pinch edges together to seal. Pinch short ends together to seal.

    Brush with butter and garlic salt mixture and sprinkle with oregano and red pepper flakes.

    Bake 18-20 minutes or until deep golden brown.

    Heat remaining marinara sauce in covered container in microwave until hot. Serve sauce for dipping calzones if desired.

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About Pizza Calzones

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian



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