We made Easy Pepperoni Calzones for dinner using frozen bread dough. This kid-friendly meal is sure to please your entire family!
When 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!
I used 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.
Or you can make my homemade dough if you have the time!
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.
Layer the pepperoni slices on top of the sauce.
Top with a couple of tablespoons of shredded cheese and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
Fold the empty half of the dough up over the toppings. Pinch, tuck, and press the edges to seal in the toppings.
Brush with a beaten egg.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot with pizza sauce for dipping.
Here are a couple more pizza recipes to try:
Tom H says
Excellant! We enjoyed the recipe. Easy to make and delicious.
Was a perfect Super Bowl treat.
Loved these calzones! I used frozen pizza dough, the package said to bake at 450. I use mozzarella cheese for pizza and calzones and Pepperoni’s seasoning, great mix of herbs, Parmesan, and crushed red pepper. These were so delicious dipped in extra pizza sauce! Great recipe!
I love calzones I’m thinking about making them Monday
Here’s. How you make homemade sloppy joes
You will need 2 1/2 lb ground meat.
Drain your meat
One can of tomato sauce
One can condensed tomato soup
Chopped green bell pepper
Pinch of salt and pepper
Katie B. says
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv (@rhodesbread) says
Thanks for this awesome recipe and for baking with Rhodes! 🙂
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.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I’m thinking Zach is a genius for requesting these! What an easy and great idea for a quick meal!
Great idea using the frozen bread dough, sure makes dinner a little easier and the macaroni pizza is very clever.
Sofia L. :) says
Brilliant idea! 🙂 I need to try these some day. 🙂
We LOVE RHODES FROZEN BREAD. I use the loaves all the time, and when making any kind of homemade soup there is always a pan of dinner rolls rising to make with the soup. YUMMY.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
These are so golden brown and filled with cheese and good stuff just like amazing calzones should be!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
Such a great dinner idea! Pinned!
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
Perfect for pizza night!