Zippy Calzones Recipe
Zippy Calzones Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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My husband loves pizza and this is a fast alternative to the real thing. They're a great football game party snack, too, and always a hit.” Get the kids involved and let them pick out their own ingredients, such as, cooked ground beef, ham or black olives. Mary Addy - West Point, Nebraska
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 32 slices pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup julienned green, sweet red and/or yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll pizza crust; roll into a 12-in. square. Cut into four 6-in. squares. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese over half of each square to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with eight slices pepperoni and 3 tablespoons cottage cheese.
Combine pepper and onion; place 1/4 cup mixture on each square; top with 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges with a fork to seal.
Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 13-18 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zippy Calzones in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 443 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 1252mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 32 slices pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup julienned green, sweet red and/or yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll pizza crust; roll into a 12-in. square. Cut into four 6-in. squares. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese over half of each square to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with eight slices pepperoni and 3 tablespoons cottage cheese.
  2. Combine pepper and onion; place 1/4 cup mixture on each square; top with 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges with a fork to seal.
  3. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 13-18 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zippy Calzones in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p27

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heatherboyce User ID: 5928656 155883
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Good recipe! quick & easy to prep & easily modified to your families preferences."

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wmesser User ID: 3768328 159649
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"Very easy & quick! I made mine with ham, bacon & cheddar, delicious! My husband loved it!"

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ponijean User ID: 1469045 170417
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"This is quick, ease and delishious. I have made it several times & added different meats to it. I love the taste the cottage cheese gives it."

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dblunt User ID: 916839 84998
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"Calzones are great because everyone can have their own filling. I also like a little pizza sauce in mine...or serve pizza sauce and/or ranch on the side for dipping!"

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eperrine817 User ID: 3407546 172916
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"I could only make two calzones out of mine.. because I loaded mine up with a lot of pepperoni!! :) THEY WERE SO GOOD!"

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