Quick Pepperoni Calzones Recipe
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Quick Pepperoni Calzones Recipe

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Take your calzones to the next level by adding Parmesan and herbs on top. —Shannon Roum, Waukesha, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce with meat
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 calzone: 540 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1573mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix pepperoni, pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into four portions. Roll each into a 6-in. circle; top each with a scant 1/3 cup pepperoni mixture. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Brush milk over tops; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and, if desired, Italian seasoning. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quick Pepperoni Calzones in Taste of Home February/March 2015, p22

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bjpalmer User ID: 467168 230736
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"Quick and so yummy. Have made them several times for lunch or with a salad for dinner. Gets my hubby's approval, too!"

powellcou User ID: 5464683 225391
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"Delicious! I made these for my parents and family of 6. I used my breadmaker to make calzone dough. Besides the pepperoni filling, we also did pineapple & Canadian bacon. We will be making these a lot!"

robertasansom User ID: 8282143 224008
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"Made these as part of our Superbowl spread. They were super easy to do, and tasted GREAT! We made some plain pepperoni ones, and added other pizza topping ingredients to others. It was ridiculous; we couldn't stop eating them, regardless of how full we were."

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 221347
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"I made these for dinner this week and they were delicious! They were very easy to prepare and very family friendly, my kids loved them! I am a sucker for bread and the kids love pizza so it was a great combination. I used Rhodes frozen bread dough and turkey pepperoni and prepared the recipe as directed. This is certainly a recipe we will be making again!"

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