Easy Pepperoni Calzone Recipe

We made Easy Pepperoni Calzones for dinner using frozen bread dough. This kid friendly meal is sure to please your entire family!

Easy Pepperoni CalzonesWhen I don’t know what to make for dinner, I turn to my kids for ideas. They each suggest a couple of meals they would like me to make and I add the ingredients to the shopping list. Last week, Zack suggested that we try to make calzones. He has eaten them at restaurants and although we’ve made pizza balls, grilled pizza, pizza sticks and even stromboli, we’ve never made calzones. We were very happy with how our Easy Pepperoni Calzones turned out and I can’t wait to try making them on the grill this summer!

Bread Dough

I used Rhodes frozen bread dough to make things easier. Let the dough thaw and rise during the day so that they are ready to use at dinner time. It takes 4-7 hours at room temp or 2-4 hours if you put the bread in an oven that was heated and then turned off. Just follow the directions on the package. I started with 2 loaves of dough, but ended up using the extra loaf for soft pretzels.

Pizza Sauce

Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Flatten each piece into a small circle and spread pizza sauce over half of the circle, leaving the edges free of sauce.

Pepperoni

Layer the pepperoni slices on top of the sauce.

Cheese

Top with a couple tablespoons of shredded cheese and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.

Calzone

Fold the empty half of the dough up over the toppings. Pinch, tuck and press the edges to seal in the toppings.

Egg Wash

Brush with a beaten egg.

Calzone Recipe

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot with pizza sauce for dipping.

Easy Pepperoni Calzone Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough (I used Rhodes)
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 36 pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used colby-jack)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Allow the dough to thaw and rise, following the instructions on the package.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 pieces.
  3. Flatten each piece into a small circle on a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet.
  4. Spread a little pizza sauce over half of the circle, leaving the edges free of sauce.
  5. Layer 6 pepperoni slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Top with a two tablespoons of shredded cheese.
  7. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  8. Fold the empty half of the dough up over the toppings. Pinch, tuck and press the edges to seal in the toppings.
  9. Brush with a beaten egg.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Serve hot with pizza sauce for dipping.

Here are a couple more pizza recipes to try:

Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese Pizza

http://www.thegunnysack.com/2011/03/easy-pepperoni-rolls.html

Pepperoni Rolls

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Comments

    • Tonia says

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m a huge fan of Rhodes! It’s what my mom always used, too. You could look in my freezer at any given time and always find Rhodes products.

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