Calzones are very easy and quick to make that will feed a crowd and can be an appetizer or a meal.Â This will make two calzones so you can choose to make both the same or select different ingredients for the second one. When using Samâ€™s Club dough balls it takes about 6 hours to thaw and double in size. If you donâ€™t have time to allow it to thaw use, 1 â€“ 13 oz. container of Pillsbury Pizza Crust, which will make one calzone.
1 Sam’s Club pizza dough ball thawed or your favorite pizza dough
2 cups of marinara sauce â€“ 1/2 cup per calzone and 1 cup reserved for dipping
10 large pepperoni slices – 3″ diameter
2 cups of mozzarella cheese
Place dough ball in a large bowl coated with non-stick cooking spray, cover with plastic wrap, thaw and allow to double in size. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 1 cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Divide dough into two equal parts and gently form or roll dough into two rectangle pieces about 5 inches by 9 inches. Pour a 1/2 cup of marinara down the middle of rectangle and add 5 of the pepperoni slices over the top of the marinara. Finally add 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Try to keep everything in the middle if possible. Then pull both sides of the rectangle to meet at the top and pinch together in a crisscross fashion. Make sure dough is sealed so it remains closed during cooking. Repeat process for second calzone. Place in oven for 12-15 minutes on the bottom rack or until it is golden brown in color. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.Â Place on a cutting board or on serving dish and slice.Â Â Add remainingÂ marinara sauceÂ for dipping.