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Easy Pocket-Size Calzones

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones


Easy Pocket-Size Calzones – Looking for a quick. And delightful meal. That packs a punch of flavor? Try these Easy Pocket-Size Calzones. A perfect main dish. That comes together in just about 26 minutes. Featuring a golden crust. Filled with oozy Monterey Jack cheese. And spicy mini pepperoni. These mini calzones. Are ideal for a family snack. A friendly gathering. Or just a fun meal. To shake things up. Serve them with a side of pizza sauce for dipping. And you’re all set. For a delicious experience!

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones

The first time I made these calzones. It was a spontaneous kitchen experiment. One evening, with a hungry family. And not much time. I pulled out a can of biscuit dough. Some cheese. And pepperoni from the fridge. To my delight. Not only were they incredibly easy to whip up. But they became an instant hit! My husband. Always a bit skeptical about new recipes. Loved the crispy, cheesy bites. And my child couldn’t stop at just one. Now, it’s our go-to recipe. For a quick. And satisfying meal.

What makes this Easy Pocket-Size Calzones truly special?

What makes these Easy Pocket-Size Calzones a must-try? First, they’re incredibly simple to make. With just a few ingredients. And minimal prep time. They’re also wonderfully versatile. Switch up the fillings. To suit your taste. Or dietary preferences. Additionally, their pocket size. Makes them perfect for a meal on-the-go. Or a playful addition. To any party spread.

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones

What You Need To Make This Easy Pocket-Size Calzones Recipe?

Pillsbury Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuit Dough: This handy dough saves time. And ensures our calzones. Have a perfectly flaky crust every time. It’s our little shortcut to deliciousness!

Monterey Jack Cheese: This cheese is the star. For its superb melting qualities. And mild flavor. Which complements the boldness of the pepperoni beautifully. Creating that ooey-gooey cheesy goodness we all crave.

Mini Pepperoni: These tiny treats deliver a big flavor. Adding a nice spicy kick to each bite. They’re evenly distributed throughout the calzone. Ensuring every mouthful. Is deliciously seasoned.

Egg (for the egg wash): A simple brush of egg over the top. Turn the dough golden brown in the oven. Giving our calzones that tempting, crispy finish.

Pizza Sauce (for dipping): What’s a calzone without a dip? The pizza sauce is perfect for dunking your calzone. Adding a vibrant tomato flavor. That pairs perfectly with the cheesy, meaty fillings.

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones

Steps To Make Easy Pocket-Size Calzones:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Roll out the biscuit dough gently into circles, about ¼ inch thick.

Step 3: Top each dough circle with an even layer of shredded Monterey Jack cheese and mini pepperoni.

Step 4: Fold the dough over the fillings to create a half-moon shape and press the edges with a fork to seal them securely.

Step 5: Brush the top of each calzone with beaten egg to give them a beautiful golden finish.

Step 6: Make three small cuts on the top of each calzone to allow steam to escape.

Step 7: Bake in the preheated oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until the dough is perfectly golden brown and crispy.

Step 8: Garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan, then serve hot with a side of pizza sauce for dipping.

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones


A tight seal is crucial. For keeping all the tasty fillings inside your calzones. But why not make it pretty too? After folding your dough over the fillings. And pressing the edges with a fork to seal. You can crimp the edges further. Using your fingers. This not only ensures a secure seal. But also adds a rustic, handmade touch to your calzones. Plus, this technique. Helps prevent any cheese. Or sauce from leaking out. During baking. Keeping your calzones neat. And your oven clean.

This little extra step. Adds both function. And flair to your delicious creations!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use different fillings for these calzones?

Absolutely! While pepperoni and Monterey Jack are our favorites. Feel free to experiment with various cheeses, and cooked meats. Or even vegetarian options like spinach and ricotta.

How do I store leftover calzones?

Leftover calzones can be stored. In an airtight container. In the refrigerator. For up to three days. Reheat them in the oven. Or microwave. For best results.

Are these calzones kid-friendly?

Yes. These mini-calzones are a hit with kids! They’re just the right size for little hands. And can be customized. To include your child’s favorite ingredients.

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones
Easy Pocket-Size Calzones

Easy Pocket-Size Calzones

Imagine pulling a batch. Of Easy Pocket-Size Calzones from the oven. Each one golden and flaky. Their edges crimped by loving hands. Inside, the cheesy goodness of Monterey Jack. Melds perfectly with spicy bites of mini pepperoni. Creating a melty, meaty mix. That’s simply irresistible. Perfect for a family game night. Or a casual dinner with friends. These mini calzones. Are not only a breeze to make. But also a joy to eat. Each bite is a comforting hug. For your taste buds. Promising smiles. And satisfied appetites. All around.
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Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Pocket-Size Calzones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 8 mini calzones


  • 16.3 ounces package Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough 8 biscuits total
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • ¾ c mini pepperoni
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Pizza sauce served on the side for dipping

Serve with:

  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Grated Parmesan


  • Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare Dough: Roll out the biscuit dough into circles about ¼ inch thick.
  • Add Fillings: Place an even amount of shredded Monterey Jack cheese and mini pepperoni on each dough circle.
  • Fold and Seal: Fold each circle in half to form a half-moon shape. Press the edges with a fork to seal them tightly.
  • Apply Egg Wash: Brush the top of each calzone with the beaten egg to help it brown nicely.
  • Vent: Cut three small slits in the top of each calzone to let steam escape during baking.
  • Bake: Place the calzones in the oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan over the baked calzones. Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.


To enjoy these Easy Pocket-Size Calzones in a gluten-free version. You’ll need to make a simple swap. Replace the traditional biscuit dough. With a gluten-free biscuit mix. Available at most grocery stores. Follow the instructions on the mix. To prepare your dough. Then proceed with the recipe as usual. Be sure to check that all other ingredients. Such as the pepperoni and cheese. Are certified gluten-free. To ensure the dish is safe. For those with gluten sensitivities. This way. Everyone can indulge. In these delightful, cheesy treats. Without worry!
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