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*~ Pizza, Stromboli & Calzones ~*

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones

 Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones
Our Italian mother used to whip up these yummy dough pockets when we came home from school for lunch. They’re easy to pick up and dip in sauce.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, MI
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce, warmed


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. On a lightly
  • floured surface, unroll pizza crust into an 11-in. square. Cut into
  • four squares. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Spoon spinach
  • mixture over half of each square to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • Fold one corner over filling to the opposite corner, forming a
  • triangle; press edges with a fork to seal. Cut slits in top. Repeat.
  • Combine egg and water; brush over calzones. Bake at 375° for
  • 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with spaghetti sauce.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
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Nutrition Facts: 1 calzone with 1/4 cup sauce equals 549 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,637 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 5:01 AM

Mexican Pizza

From: Campbell's Kitchen
Thaw: 40 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Who knew that you could combine zesty south-of-the-border ingredients with flavorful pizza ingredients on a flaky puff pastry crust and get such fabulous results?



1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

3/4 cup Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce

1/4 cup Pace® Picante Sauce

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/4 cup sliced pitted ripe olives



 Heat the oven to 400°F.

 Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle.  Place the pastry onto a baking sheet.  Prick the pastry thoroughly with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Stir the Italian sauce and picante sauce in a small bowl.  Spread the sauce mixture on the pastry to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Top with the cheeses and sprinkle with the olives.  Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Mexican Pizza
by on May. 2, 2011 at 1:14 AM



I haven't tried these yet, but I will soon.

Hawiian muffin Pizzas

4 bagels or English muffins 
Canadian Bacon or Ham
Pineapple rings
1 sliced green pepper
Tomato Sauce

Place bagels on a baking sheet. Spread with pizza sauce. Arrange slices of ham on each, covering the bagel hole with one slice. Top each with green pepper and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

by on May. 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM

by on May. 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM

  • KaylaMillar
  • by   Group Mod - Kayla on May. 4, 2011 at 1:57 PM
  •  I've made this one before and it was really good

    BBQ chciken pizza



    • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 cup barbecue sauce, divided
    • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
    • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


    • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Set aside and keep warm.
    • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Lightly brush both sides of dough with oil; place on grill. Cover and grill over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned.
    • Remove from grill. Cut the chicken into 1/2-in. cubes. Spread the grilled side of each pizza with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce; layer with chicken, onion, cheese and cilantro. Return to grill. Cover and cook each pizza for 4-5 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 pizzas (4 pieces each).
by on May. 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM

  • KaylaMillar
  • by   Group Mod - Kayla on May. 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM
  •  We also LOVE these..  I stuff it with pepperoni, green peppers and cheese.  I also one time made a greek calzone and stuffed it with chicken peppers ( green and red) olives and cheese...then dipped it in greek salad dressing.. it was really good!


    • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
    • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
    • 1 egg, beaten


    1. To Make Dough: In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the oil, sugar and salt; mix in 1 cup of the flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the rest of the flour, until dough is smooth and workable. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until it is elastic. Lay dough in a bowl containing 1 teaspoon olive oil, then flip the dough, cover and let rise for 40 minutes, or until almost doubled.
    2. To Make Filling: While dough is rising, combine the ricotta cheese, Cheddar cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms and basil leaves in a large bowl. Mix well, cover bowl and refrigerate to chill.
    3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    4. When dough is ready, punch it down and separate it into 2 equal parts. Roll parts out into thin circles on a lightly floured surface. Fill each circle with 1/2 of the cheese/meat filling and fold over, securing edges by folding in and pressing with a fork. Brush the top of each calzone with egg and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
    5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
by on May. 9, 2011 at 9:18 AM

  • delanna6two
  • by   Group Mod on May. 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM
  • from my collection - have not tried yet

    4 Ingredient Pizza Bake - from

    2     pouches (7.5 oz each) Bisquick®

    Complete buttermilk biscuit mix
    1     cup water
    1     jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
    1     package (8 oz) sliced pepperoni
    2     cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

    1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix and water until soft dough forms. Drop half of dough by spoonfuls evenly in bottom of baking dish (dough will not completely cover bottom of dish).
     2. Drizzle about 1 cup pizza sauce over dough. Arrange 1/2 of the pepperoni slices evenly over sauce. Top with 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese.
    3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares to serve

by on May. 9, 2011 at 9:18 AM

  • delanna6two
  • by   Group Mod on May. 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM
  • from my collection - have not tried yet

    2 cans Grands biscuits
    1 small jar spaghetti or pizza sauce
    8 oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese

    Pre-heat oven according to biscuit package instructions.

    Place biscuits on a large greased cookie sheet. With a small round cup, press each biscuit into a mini pizza, leaving a small lip around the edges.

by on May. 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Easy Stromboli
For a delicious variation on pizza, roll up favorite Italian ingredients in a Pillsbury pizza crust.
Prep Time: 15 Min
Total Time: 35 Min
Makes: 6


1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 (13.8-oz.) can Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/4 cup pizza sauce
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped green and/or red bell pepper, if desired
1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground beef in medium skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Set aside.
  • Unroll dough; place on sprayed cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough with hands to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • Spread sauce over dough to within 2 inches of long sides and 1/2 inch of short sides. Place cooked ground beef lengthwise down center, forming 3-inch-wide strip and to within 1/2 inch of short sides. Top with cheese, bell pepper and Italian seasoning. Fold long sides of dough over filling; press edges to seal.
  • Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 1:05 AM

Posted by 
 on Jul. 1, 2011 at 7:22 AM 
Group Mod Luci

These are really good, and kids like helping make them.

Twirly Whirly Pizza

1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough 
1/2 cup pizza sauce 
1/2 cup shredded Italian-mix cheese, divided 
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves 

1. Heat over to 400°F. Unroll dough from tube. Spread pizza sauce on top.

2. Sprinkle with half of cheese and top with spinach leaves. Roll up, starting with short end.

3. Cut into 8 pieces, then lay pieces flat in a greased pie tin. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Artichoke Turkey Pizza

1 whole thin pizza crust, baked (12-inch)
1 ½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 can (14 ½ oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, drained
1 cup chopped cooked turkey
 1 can (14 oz each) artichoke hearts in water, drained and coarsely chopped
1 can (2 ¼ oz each) sliced ripe olives, drained
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450° F. Place crust on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with tomatoes, turkey, artichokes, olives and Parmesan cheese.

Bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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