Calzones

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
If you are looking for a fast dinner idea or a great party appetizer – these easy calzones are going to become your go-to favorite.

The part that makes this recipe so quick and easy is that it uses refrigerated biscuit dough. I like to call these “make it your own calzones” because you can customize what’s inside of them depending upon your tastes.

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
We like to use onions, peppers, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, the occasional olives, italian spices and garlic powder.

Below is a picture tutorial of how to form the dough into calzones.

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
Grease a large cookie sheet, place each biscuit on the pan in a rectangle as shown, somewhat close together. Begin to press the biscuits together with your hands. If the biscuits are too far apart, you will see holes forming, move them closer together.

As you are pressing the dough together, you also want to stretch it, making a larger rectangle. You can use a rolling pin for this if you’d like.

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
Once you have a large connected rectangle, layer on your toppings. We usually do cheese, pepperoni, vegetables, spices, and sometimes more cheese.

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
Next, you want to connect the 2 ends together and bundle up the toppings. Seal the edges by pressing down firmly or smoothing the dough together.

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Ta da! You want an inside out pizza rectangle.

Calzones

Ingredients

  • 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough (with at least 8 biscuits)
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Toppings of your choice
  • Spices of your choice
  • Marinara/spaghetti sauce

Instructions

  1. Set the biscuit dough on the counter for 10-15 minutes. Letting it sit out allows the dough to warm up and become more malleable.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Grease a large cookie sheet, place each biscuit on the pan in a rectangle as shown, somewhat close together.
  4. Begin to press the biscuits together with your hands. If the biscuits are too far apart, you will see holes forming, move them closer together.
  5. As you are pressing the dough together, you also want to stretch it, making a larger rectangle. You can use a rolling pin for this if you'd like.
  6. Once you have a large connected rectangle, layer on your toppings.
  7. Connect the 2 ends together and bundle up the toppings. Seal the edges by pressing down firmly or smoothing the dough together.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, the dough will begin to turn golden.
  9. Cut the calzone using a pizza cutter and serve with sauce.
http://thefirstyearblog.com/calzones/

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
Using 1 can of biscuit dough could feed about 2 people for dinner. Or one really hungry husband.

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Don’t forget the sauce!

Calzones - Super easy, uses refrigerated biscuit dough
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18 comments

  1. Calzones were always my favorite part of working in a pizza place! They are so filling and super delicious!! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe :)

  2. These looks great! I have my own little calzone recipe but I think I’m going to try this one out next time :-) I’d love for you to share this over at Tell Me Tuesday if you have time: http://www.aromaofhim.com/2013/09/tell-me-tuesday.html

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Jackpot! I was just looking for something for dinner and have ALL of these ingredients in my fridge! Thank you, looking forward to trying this :)

    Stopping by from the Tell me Tuesday hop, Dawn @ http://www.ithinkwecouldbefriends.com/

  4. Great idea to use the biscuit dough. We always just buy premade pizza dough but this looks just as easy and probably cheaper. Thanks! http://talenttoplay.blogspot.com

  5. These do look yummy and easy! I’ve done something similar with pizza dough, but never thought to use biscuit dough! I’m visiting from The 36th Avenue link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  6. I love this idea! Each person can make their own and customize it. Maybe this would be good for my two kids who (sometimes) are picky eaters! Pinning this to my dinner board & hoping to try it soon.
    Thank you so much for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. We open up a new hop each Sunday at 8 PM Central Time. I hope we’ll see you back!

  7. Yummy these look delicious! I love calzones. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Pinned!!!

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  9. Looks super delicious! I know you already saw that I featured this on my blog today, so I’m just stopping by to pin it and say thanks again for sharing!

  10. Yummy! My husband loves calzones but I never think to make them at home. Great idea.

    Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

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