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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, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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Pam User ID: 2146232 269834
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"easy to make; easier if I place the rolls in the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting; they turn out beautifully. I added olives for my family."

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."

KrisTX User ID: 4381566 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 User ID: 4381566 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 User ID: 2733641 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 User ID: 1127835 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 User ID: 3515825 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 User ID: 4481064 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 User ID: 1867451 99404
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"So easy and So Good!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 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 User ID: 2401339 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 User ID: 4581392 73901
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Loved the flavor of these. Wonderful appetizer."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 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 User ID: 3733944 146374
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009


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