Once you try these mini calzones, you may never go back to fixing the large ones again! These calzones come together in a snap, and are a great way to sneak a few veggies into your kid's diet. The best part is they are small so it makes it easy for little hands to pick up and eat. Plus they taste like pizza and there's even a dipping sauce!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
16 pinwheels
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper and onion. Set aside.

  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Press the remaining perforations together to seal. Spread the filling evenly onto the rectangles. Roll up the filling inside the dough starting at the short side. Slice each finished roll into four slices, and place cut side down onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. While the pinwheels are baking, warm the pizza sauce. Serve the pinwheels with pizza sauce in small cups for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 33.2g; fat 28.2g; cholesterol 43.2mg; sodium 1747.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2006
These were alright - I give them a 4 because the taste was there it was just a little off IMO. I think using refridgerated pizza dough cut to size would make these much better - as to me the cresent roll taste was what threw it off to me. I chose to saute the onions peppers and mushrooms before adding it to the rest. Will try again - only use the pizza dough in place. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2011
Easy to make but they didn't blow me away. I would probably make them again. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 55
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2006
These were alright - I give them a 4 because the taste was there it was just a little off IMO. I think using refridgerated pizza dough cut to size would make these much better - as to me the cresent roll taste was what threw it off to me. I chose to saute the onions peppers and mushrooms before adding it to the rest. Will try again - only use the pizza dough in place. Thanks! Read More
(72)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2007
It made twice the amount of filling that I needed. Use two crescent roll tubes in stead of one or use the remaining filler and add it to the pizza sauce. I thought it was odd not sauteing the onions and mushrooms and I also found it odd that no egg or tomato paste had been added as a binder. I added one tsp of garlic. You find yourself wanting to add more ingredients: black olives for instance some fresh basil. But remember to use 2 tubes instead of one because you'll have a lot of left-over filling. It took 18 minutes to cook. The flavor of the dough was bland. It would be better if dusted with onion and garlic powder. Powder not salt. These are salty enough. It really needs the dipping sauce to add the tomatoey taste. Excellent recipe but had to give it 4 stars for the "woulda coulda shoulda's" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2006
We really enjoyed this recipe! I think next time I'm going to saute the peppers and onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2007
I used the basic idea here and made mine with spinach instead of pepperoni. But they were delicous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
We loved this. I made them for my daughter s first birthday party and the whole family raved. I mixed all the cheeses and then only added a little onion and diced pepperoni to it. I also made them large by fusing all the dough together and then rolling it up and cutting it into 8 or 9 pieces. Seriously delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2008
My son says it gets 4 1/2 stars I say 4 because I think that you should mix up the cheese mixture set a little bit longer to meld the flavors together. I left out the mushrooms as we don't like them and I added chopped up green olives. So I left out the salt too. I also was in hurry and this was our dinner with a salad so I just rolled the crescents out to a rectangle shape stuffed with mixture and rolled long way. I made 10 large pinwheels. Thank you we enjoyed this very much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2007
The family liked these! I did press two rectangles together to make them a bit bigger since it was going to be a dinner dish. I was worried the cresents wouldn't cook evenly and be soggy but no problem there! A definite repeat recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
I served these for a baby shower and then again for 4th of July. What a hit! Everyone loves the yummy flavors. It's so easy to substitute ingredients as well. You can add olives or take out mushrooms...whatever your preference! Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2006
Everything went fine in preparing as given. I really liked it better without the dipping sauce. It is a very good appetizer or party food. It was a bit too monotonous to be a main dish though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2011
Easy to make but they didn't blow me away. I would probably make them again. Read More
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