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Super Calzones

A friend gave me this simple recipe to me at my wedding shower. My husband loves these little handheld pizzas. —Laronda Warrick, Parker, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; crumble meat. Drain and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, bring tomato sauce and Italian seasoning to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir 1/2 cup into the meat mixture; keep remaining sauce warm.
  • Unroll pizza crust onto a floured surface. Roll into a 12-in. square; cut into quarters. Spread cream cheese over each to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and olives.
  • Fold dough over filling, forming a triangle; press edges with a fork to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with the remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 calzone: 541 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1552mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.
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