Mini Calzones

No matter what size crowd you're feeding for the big game, everyone will enjoy these homemade calzones.

Created by: Emily Buys, The Clever Housewife

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza cheese, like mozzarella
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • Pepperoni or other pizza toppings of your choice

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Mix the yeast and sugar in the warm water and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix until you have a nice dough that doesn't stick to the sides of your bowl. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes before making your pizza or calzones.
  • Working with two dough portions at a time, roll them out into circles about ¼” thick. Don't worry if you don't get them exactly round. The dough is super forgiving and you'll still end up with a nicely shaped calzone.
  • Spread about a tablespoon of pasta sauce on half of each circle, leaving at least ½” clear at the edges for sealing.
  • Add your pepperoni, pizza cheese and toppings.
  • Wet your finger in a small bowl of water and run it along half the dough circle. Fold the dough over and press the edges together. Tip: Use a fork to help seal the edges and to poke a few holes in the top to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place the calzones on a greased cookie sheet or pizza pan; bake for about 10 minutes. Remove the calzones from oven and enjoy.

Recipe Information

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza cheese, like mozzarella
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • Pepperoni or other pizza toppings of your choice

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Mix the yeast and sugar in the warm water and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix until you have a nice dough that doesn't stick to the sides of your bowl. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes before making your pizza or calzones.
  • Working with two dough portions at a time, roll them out into circles about ¼” thick. Don't worry if you don't get them exactly round. The dough is super forgiving and you'll still end up with a nicely shaped calzone.
  • Spread about a tablespoon of pasta sauce on half of each circle, leaving at least ½” clear at the edges for sealing.
  • Add your pepperoni, pizza cheese and toppings.
  • Wet your finger in a small bowl of water and run it along half the dough circle. Fold the dough over and press the edges together. Tip: Use a fork to help seal the edges and to poke a few holes in the top to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place the calzones on a greased cookie sheet or pizza pan; bake for about 10 minutes. Remove the calzones from oven and enjoy.