Calzone Pinwheels Recipe
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Calzone Pinwheels Recipe

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Once you try these mini-sized calzones, you may never go back to the large ones. Not only do these pretty bites take advantage of convenient refrigerator crescent rolls, but they can be made ahead and popped in the oven right before company arrives. No one can eat just one and people love the cheesy, fresh taste! —Lisa Smith, Bryan, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 118 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix the first nine ingredients.
  2. Unroll crescent dough and separate into four rectangles; press perforations to seal. Spread rectangles with cheese mixture to within 1/4 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal.
  3. Using a serrated knife, cut each roll into four slices; place on a greased baking sheet, cut side down. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Calzone Pinwheels in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p35

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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vonoepen User ID: 4967300 260718
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"I have not made these but want to comment on the way TOH presents their recipes for printing always requiring 2 sheets of paper because of layout. print "directions" to the left of "ingredients"

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 256424
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2016

"These are easy to make and great for a Sunday afternoon of watching football! This is a cross of pizza and lasagne with the addition of the ricotta cheese.

Family friendly recipe! Very good!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 249648
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"These were pretty good. The sauce made them taste better. I left out the mushrooms."

hicks91 User ID: 6731271 249197
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Good but needed more flsvor. I'd up the seasoning but would make again."

lynnwright User ID: 7910567 244266
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"These were very easy to make and very yummy! I omitted the peppers and mushrooms and switched out the pepperoni for some kolbassa I had on hand. I took them to a party and they were a real hit! Will definitely make them again."

jshearer User ID: 403534 239752
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"We love these. I make them every Christmas eve. I leave out the pepperoni and add more mushrooms and green pepper instead."

Catherine Johnson User ID: 5916176 232360
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"These were just OK. Was disappointed in the lack of flavor."

oleblueyes User ID: 7862120 115268
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"It sounds so good also the combo with the sauce will make it a winner."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 73902
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Such a fun and delicious appetizer! Party goers always enjoy these bites and they go together in no time!!! You can serve them with marinara sauce instead of pizza sauce."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 93256
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Yum! These wre excellent. I used refrigerated pizza crust instead of the crescent rolls and left out the peppers and mushrooms. I added some chopped leftover steak."

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