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Mixed Vegetable and Pepperoni Calzones

This recipe for Mixed Vegetable and Pepperoni Calzones is a part of the Heinz Classico #FamilyFavorites campaign and has been compensated by #CollectiveBias. As always, all opinions are my own.
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We use a lot of pasta sauce – in mostaccioli, homemade pizza, spaghetti, lasagna and calzones, it is definitely a staple in our house. We’re not Italian, but we seem to like a lot of Italian food. But I think a lot of Americans like Italian food!

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Whenever pasta sauce is on the grocery list, I head to Walmart so I can browse what I call “The Wall of Sauce”. The wall of sauce is an amazing thing, just think, back in the day you only had one option. Not anymore – you can practically buy any flavor of sauce you like.

Ryan is a huge cheese lover, so the Parmesan and Romano Family Favorites sauce from Classico caught my eye. Double the amount of cheese is always a good thing in any kind of Italian dish!

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Ryan and I like to celebrate Fridays with a little something we like to call Fancy Friday. Of course we love pizza, but we can’t just order pizza to celebrate fancy friday – so we like to make homemade calzones. And the best part? We get to skip the wait at the pizza store and skip the pizza delivery fee by making our own calzones stuffed with our favorite toppings! Getting to choose our own toppings is a great thing especially when Ryan and I have opposite tastes. Ryan is all about the meat and spicy toppings and I love the vegetables, so personal sized calzones are a fantastic solution.

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Mixed Vegetable and Pepperoni Calzones

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • Refrigerated thin crust pizza dough, 11oz can
  • Classico Family Favorites Parmesan and Romano Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Desired toppings: diced peppers, diced onions, pepperoni, black olives
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, italian seasoning


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll the pizza dough onto the baking sheet, and use a rolling pin to expand the dough to a large rectangle, about 15” by 10”. You may need some flour to keep the dough from sticking to the pin.
  3. Cut the dough into 6 even pieces. Begin to add the toppings, putting them more towards one end, but not too far near the end as you will need to fold the dough in half and pinch the ends together. Start by adding 1-2 spoonfuls of Classico Family Favorites Sauce. Add on your cheese, desired toppings and seasonings. Once all the toppings are in, fold the dough in half, using a fork to firmly press and seal the edges together.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden in color. Serve the calzones warm with extra sauce.

Add some chocolate truffles or wine and this meal will really be suitable for fancy friday! Save money with this Heinz Classico coupon when you buy two jars of Classico Family Favorites.

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  1. We’re so not Italian, but LOVE a good calzone! This would be a new family favorite in any house! The leftovers would be great for a school lunch too!

  2. Could these be any easier to make? Awesome!

    I love pizza and calzones … these would be so easy to customize for every family member! Love it!

  3. You are so right – I think Americans really do love their Italian food. I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t like it. My hubby’s favorite thing to order is a calzone, so I know I would make his night if I whipped up these babies for dinner ;). They look truly mouthwatering!!

  4. We love calzones, but I don’t think I’ve ever made them. This looks like a great recipe for a weeknight meal!

  5. These sound so easy and perfect for a “Pizza Night”! =)

  6. I’m with you, extra cheese is always the best. Love how versatile these are!

    • My husband would definitely agree with you – I don’t need as much cheese as he does!

  7. I love to make calzones on a weeknight. Everyone is always happy to eat them. Yours have fabulous flavor.

  8. Love how easy and yummy these look! Great idea to add veggies!

  9. Great way to switch up pizza night! Love how easy they are to make!

  10. These look simple and delicious! A great idea for busy back to school time! I do love Italian flavors and I love this sauce! Come over to my blog and see what I made with Classico sauce! :)

  11. half of my husband’s family is Canadian-Italian, so they all love a good calzone! My mother-in-law makes calzone all the time, but I’ve never make them. I should try to make.
    Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

    • Let me know when your mother in law is making calzones, I want to come over :-)

  12. Mmmmmm all that cheese! Ill gladly take hand held pizza’s anytime!

  13. Nice to see a calzone recipe that is healthier than most

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