Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mini Calzones

I KNOW most of you have seen this recipe circulating across the internet! I decided to just go with it, without looking at other recipes and see how it turned out. Let me tell you, I have now made this TWICE in the past 3 days....yes, TWICE! That is how good these little things are. The best part about this recipe is that it is simple, cheap and you can really use your imagination with the filling. My apologies that my photo of the end result only shows 6 mini calzones....there were "some individuals" in the house that grabbed 2 BEFORE I could take a photo! So here is what I did. PRINT RECIPE HERE: MINI CALZONES

Ingredients:
Pizza sauce or Spaghetti sauce (use something that is really flavored, I used Prego Roasted Garlic & Herb Sauce)
4 Mozzarella String Cheese
24 pieces of pepperoni
Butter
Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder or Minced Garlic
Parmesan Cheese
Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350°F.


2) On a bake pan sprayed with non-stick spray, like PAM, lay all 8 rolled out crescents.








3) Spread about a tablespoon of sauce on each crescent.










4) Place 3 pepperoni slices on each crescent.










5) Slice each Mozzarella String Cheese in half and place one half on each crescent.







6) Roll the crescents up and try to pinch the sides as best you can to keep the sauce from seeping out (it will happen regardless, but the tighter you can pinch, the better it is).









7) In a small bowl, put about 4 tablespoons of butter, about 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning, about 1/2 tablespoon of Garlic Powder or Minced Garlic and about a 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese. Melt in microwave for about 45 seconds and then mix thoroughly.




8) Using a Pastry Brush, spread the butter mixture over each crescent. Then bake for about 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.






9) After 10-12 minutes, removed the baking sheet from oven and spread more of the butter mixture over the crescents. Bake again for about 3-4 minutes. They should be nice and crispy now!










10) Let the crescents rest for a few minutes before plating. Serve with a side of dipping pizza or spaghetti sauce and enjoy!





Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 g27 %
Saturated Fat 10 g48 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 40 g13 %
Sodium 491 mg20 %
Potassium 33 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 3 g1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g1 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 10 g20 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C1 %
Calcium2 %
Iron12 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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