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Quarterback Calzones

 Quarterback Calzones
Select your favorite ingredients to fill these easy-to-assemble pizza pockets formed with frozen dinner rolls.
16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 package (48 ounces) frozen dinner roll dough, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives, optional
  • 32 pepperoni slices
  • Vegetable oil


  • For each calzone, press two dinner rolls together. On a lightly
  • floured surface, roll dough into a 6-in. x 3-1/2-in. oval. Spread
  • 1/4 cup sauce to within 1/2 in. of edge. Top with 1/4 cup cheese, 1
  • tablespoon green pepper, 1 to 2 teaspoons olives if desired and 4
  • pepperoni slices. Press two more rolls together and roll into a
  • slightly larger oval. Place over filling; firmly press edges to
  • seal. Cut another roll in half and roll out to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • Cut a 3-in. x 1/4-in. strip. Place lengthwise down center of
  • calzone. To form laces, cut four 1-in. x 1/8-in. strips; place
  • across center strip. Cut two 4-in. x 1/4-in. pieces of dough. Place
  • one across each end of calzone, curving to form a crescent shape.
  • Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Lightly brush tops with oil.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 375° for 16-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cut calzones in
  • half before serving. Yield: 8 calzones.