October 24, 2016

Create Your Own Calzones

A quick to roll out, fill up and cook for a mouthwatering Italian dinner the whole family will love.

A Teaspoon of HomeI know dinners can get daunting and trying to find something new that the whole family will love is sometimes impossible. Well these calzones are not only simple, but something that everyone will love. I never have any leftovers when these calzones are on my table.

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I think the best part is that you can customize them anyway you’d like. Looking for a quick dinner idea—make pepperoni and cheese.  Need to accommodate the many taste palates in your home—create a build your own calzone bar. I love putting out toppings and letting my family choose their calzone. I’ve done ham/pineapple, BBQ chicken, chicken/Alfredo, spinach, plain cheese, pepperoni/veggies. Do-it-yourself dinners are always fun and a great way to build those tabletop memories.

If you happen to customize the calzones, first lay them on parchment paper and then write their names on before baking to remember who’s is whose.

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I really love making a variety of foods that look more difficult than they actually are. The hardest part of this meal is remembering to pull out the frozen rolls to raise. There are speed methods to raise the dough, but seriously set it out at lunch time and you’ll be good for dinner. I know you’re thinking, what? Freezer rolls? Well you can use regular roll dough, but sometimes you don’t have all day to pull that off. This is the speed method!

Simplest Calzones

Rating: 51


  • Frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls
  • Pizza sauce/ Alfredo/ BBQ sauce
  • Toppings: meats, veggies, cheese
  • 1 egg


  1. Follow the instructions on the rolls for rising.
  2. (Regular: 3-5 hours; Speed 1 1/2 hours.)
  3. Flour counter space and roll out rolls into flat circles.
  4. Paint with sauce and layer with toppings.
  5. Place another flat roll on the top and seal edges with fingers or a fork.
  6. Paint tops of calzones with beaten egg.
  7. Bake 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  8. *I have make them using one roll folded in half but have found that with toppings, especially veggies, they hold together better using two rolls per calzone.

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My family will eat anything I make, so if I have a little leftover chicken or meat, we will sometimes use them in our calzones. Always tastes different when you serve it in a different manner.

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So give them a try today! Your family will love them!

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