September 28, 2018

Mini Calzones

We love pizza in any way we can get it! We've made homemade pizza, go out for pizza, made pizza quesadillas and now mini calzones! Because hello!! It's pizza. These were so fun and easy to make. After we had laid Nova down for the night, we hopped in the kitchen and made these together for a little date night. They were perfectly paired with a Caesar Salad and movie night!

Premade Pizza Dough
(you can make it at home as well, but this was a way to make the calzones quickly. I found ours at Winco for $2)

Pizza Sauce
(put into bowls for dipping later!)

3-4 Tbsp Melted Salted Butter

Parmesan Cheese

Mozerella Cheese

Chopped Red or Green Pepper (or both!)

Chopped Onion





Italian Seasoning

Garlic Powder

Ground Black Pepper

(everything is up to you! We prefer to have a lot of meat and cheese on our pizzas so this is usually the combination we go for!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Sprinkle flour onto clean surface and begin rolling out the dough as thin as possible, just before it is see-through. Cut with a pizza cutter into 4 inch x 4 inch squares.

Take one square and place onto prepared cookie sheet. Begin adding everything you would like into your calzone. Put another square over the top and seal the edges by pinching them. 

Cut a small X into the middle of the calzone (only on one side). Melt the butter (or you can use oil) and spread onto each calzone.

Sprinkle Italian Seasoning, Pepper and Garlic Powder on top as well as a generous amount of shredded Parmesan. You can use any seasonings you want, I have just found this combination compliments the calzones best! 

Bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes, checking on it regularly. It's hard to put a specific time on it because it depends all on how large and thick your calzones turn out. Once the dough and parmesan are browned, you can take them out of the oven.  

Dip in pizza sauce and enjoy!

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