Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mini Calzones

Are you getting ready to host a football party? Need some snacks to serve? Or are you just looking for a fun twist for an otherwise boring weeknight meal? Try these mini calzones!

mini calzones

From Gooseberry Patch’s new cookbook, “Hometown Harvest” these mini calzones are sure to be crowd pleasers! (Don’t forget – I’m giving away a copy of this cookbook this week! Stop by this post to enter for your chance to win!)
Hometown Harvest
Start off with 1 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Mix them all together.

mix cheeses
Then open one 10-ounce tube of refrigerated biscuits. Split the biscuits in half so you have twice as many thinner biscuits (this is a little easier if you use flaky biscuits). With your fingers, stretch each biscuit out into an oval shape. Top each one with a few slices of pepperoni (or your favorite pizza topping). Be sure your toppings are slightly off center, because we will be folding these over to make pockets in just a minute!

stretch biscuits add pepperoni
Add about one tablespoon of the cheese mixture to the pepperoni. (If you use too much cheese, it will ooze out of the calzone pocket during baking. It still tastes good, it just makes a mess!)

top with cheeses
Then fold the biscuit in half, and use your fingers to press the edges firmly together.

fold into pockets
Arrange all your mini calzones on a lightly greased baking sheet (or an ungreased baking stone). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the calzones are golden brown. Serve with a side of pizza sauce, or another favorite dipping sauce!

mini calzones

These calzones were a lot of fun to make, and even more fun to eat! Give them a try! And don’t forget to hop on over to this post to enter for your chance to win a copy of Gooseberry Patch’s new cookbook, “Hometown Harvest”. It has this recipe, and many more fun fall recipes for you to enjoy!

1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 10-ounce tube refrigerated biscuits
Pepperoni slices, or other pizza topping
Pizza sauce, or other sauce for dipping

  1. Combine cheeses in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Split each biscuit horizontally. Using your fingers, lightly press each biscuit into an oval shape. Top with pepperoni slices and 1 Tablespoon of the cheese mixture, slightly off center.
  3. Fold biscuit dough over to make a pocket, pinching edges to seal.
  4. Arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until calzones are golden brown.
Did you like this recipe? Check out more recipes from “Hometown Harvest”!
{Gooseberry Patch did give me a copy of “Hometown Harvest” to giveaway. All thoughts, opinions, and photographs are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post.}

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