Mini Ham & Cheese Calzone
These Mini Ham & Cheese Calzone are easy to make. Homemade pizza dough is filled with tomato sauce, ham and cheese then folded and baked. They give pizza night a whole new meaning for kids and adults.
Calzone is Italian for ‘stocking’ or ‘trousers’. It’s like a pizza toppings, wrapped in dough and the fillings can range from plain cheese, to sausage and served with a side of marinara sauce, recipe for the sauce is below.
Just like pizza, you can customize these Mini Ham & Cheese Calzone to fill them with any filling of your choice and a great change to regular pizza. For these particular calzones, I chose simple ham and cheese.
The making of these calzones is just as easy as shaping pizza dough and adding toppings, except, you are adding a filling. Start with shaping the dough, add the filling to 1 half of the dough, then simply fold over and pinch the edges.
If you’ve never made your own pizza dough, I urge you to give it a try. It is so rewarding and delicious and IS easier than you think. I have a Homemade No Yeast Pizza Dough that is just as good as dough with yeast if you want to give that a try. If you want regular pizza dough, you can get the recipe here > Italian Sausage and Caramelized Onion Pizza (picture below).
I always have my own homemade marinara sauce (picture below) in the freezer for times like this (you can also use your favorite jarred sauce).
Perfect entertaining bites or something to nibble on while watching a movie. These calzones are a pleasant departure from regular pizza and just like a pizza, you can stuff them with just about anything that takes your fancy. You can also make them full size to make a meal out of them. Make sure you have plenty of sauce because like to serve them with extra sauce for dipping.
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