My husband has been casually mentioning calzones over the past few months.. So, I decided to try this recipe that I found on Pinterest. (I’m addicted, I know.)

Most of the time, recipes don’t work out perfectly for me… This one is no exception. Although, it was pretty delicious.

I used box pizza dough. (I’m such a cheater.) But, I think I am going to try to make my own next time…


I prepared the dough according to the directions on the box, and let it sit on the counter for about 20 minutes..


I split the dough in half between two baking sheets and flattened it out to make as big of a rectangle as I could without the dough being too thin. I layed aluminum foil on my baking sheets. (Mainly because they are extremely old and need to be replaced..)


Then, I put the pizza sauce in the middle..


Cheese, meat (pepperoni and sausage), and more cheese..


I had a lovely helper…


Then, I cut the dough that wasn’t covered by the pizza ingredients into strips and “braided” it over the filling.. It isn’t pretty, but it worked..


I baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes. The original recipe says differently, but the oven in this rent house is temperamental and I always have to reduce cooking time.

I had a terrible time trying to get these off of the aluminum foil. I wish I would have taken a picture… just trust me- it was bad. I recommend spraying your pan or aluminum foil for an easier time removing these things.

Here is what they look like after I wrestled with them for 20 minutes..


Don’t judge me. I’ll do better next time..