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Calzone Pinwheels Recipe

Calzone Pinwheels Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Calzone Pinwheels

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Queenlalisa 249648
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

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

hicks91 249197
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

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

lynnwright 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 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 232360
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

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

oleblueyes 115268
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

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

rena 55 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 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."

KrisTX 161501
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"We were a bit afraid of ricotta cheese but these pinwheels were excellent. I omitted the pizza sauce for my own marinara sauce."

KrisTX 208343
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"We were a bit afraid of ricotta cheese but these pinwheels were excellent. I omitted the pizza sauce for my own marinara sauce."

skoeper 66372
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"This recipe was ok, but there was a strong unidentified taste to it. If I were to make it again, I might cut the italian seasonings in half or maybe leave it out entirely."

Aula 145317
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"Excellent!!! We gave some to our 95-year old neighbor. She said, "I loved those little round things. What was in them?""

uut4690 160830
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Very easy and tasty. Using the crescent rolls that are sheets work much, much better. I did not chop the pepperoni. Rather I just laid them on top of the cheese mixture and then rolled up. I bought high end pizza sauce too. But they are good without the sauce too."

pallen0703 161382
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Mine did not look like those in the picture at all. They spread and were very sloppy looking. Not very flavorful either- would not make again."

julsnate 99404
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"So Easy and So Good!"

keverwann 160801
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"These were fabulous; I'd give them 4.5 stars, but the website won't let me change my rating... We had to cook them about 20 minutes to get all the dough cooked though."

angelasandoval 99403
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"My family loved these! I did ladel the pizza sauce on the dough before spreading on the filling. Also I had pepperoni slices on hand so rather than diced pepperoni in the filling, I layered pepperoni slices on top of the filling before rolling...this did make it a little harder to roll up and slice."

terri4468 73901
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Loved the flavor of these. Wonderful appetizer."

tkarinas 66371
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"This recipe is absolutely delicious and one my family wants many more times. It's easy to make and so good to eat that I make triple batches when I make it."

Sgodin 146374
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009


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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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