Almost Homemade Pizza Calzones Recipe

Cooking with my youngest son.

Cooking with my youngest son.

Recipe:  Chef Boyardee Pizza Calzones

SummaryA nice change from traditional pizza and easy to personalize for everyone in the family! Plus it makes food fun – just dip in your favorite sauce and enjoy! This is my recipe, how would you prepare the Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit? Need ideas? Visit the real chefs at Chef Boyardee for some great recipes!

Ingredients

  • 1 Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit (cheese)
  • 3 tsp dried Italian Seasoning (divided)
  • 2 tbls flour

VEGETARIAN

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 onion,  chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced or chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups pizza cheese (blend of mozzarella and Parmesan), divided
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped

PEPPERONI

  • 20 pepperoni slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400
  2. Prepare the dough as noted on the package with the following exceptions: Add 1 tsp Italian Season to dry mix, stir, then follow with water.
  3. Once the dough has rested the allotted time, divide it into two pieces. With flour and rolling pin, roll into two small circles (as thin as possible but without making holes)
  4. Add a tablespoon or two of Chef Boyardee sauce to half of the dough – avoid getting within 1″ of the edges
  5. For pepperoni, layer pepperoni and cover with cheese; for vegetarian, rub the garlic on the dough and then layer with vegetables.
  6. Cover with cheese and sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning (I also saved a bit to sprinkle on top of the folded crust).
  7. Fold the pizza dough over the filled side. Pull the bottom crust up and over the top crust, folding it towards the center to seal the filling inside the crust.
  8. Using a sharp knife, make 2 vent holes in the top of the pie
  9. Bake the remaining 15-20 minutes until the crust is nicely browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes so the cheese solidifies slightly. While cooling, heat the Chef Boyardee sauce for dipping.
  11. Cut into wedges and serve with hot pizza sauce.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15-20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Easy Almost Homemade Chef Boyardee Calzones - Vegetarian or Pepperoni

Easy Almost Homemade Chef Boyardee Calzones – Vegetarian or Pepperoni

Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. My kids would love to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

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