Kids' Calzones

"Looking for something to eat during the "big game?!" Here's an idea...and it doesn't have to be just for kids! Feel free to let your imagination go to vary the filling! Prep time includes chilling or freezing time...You probably would want to make these the day before serving. (also makes 1 loaf French bread)"
photo by  Pamela photo by  Pamela
photo by Pamela
photo by  Pamela photo by  Pamela
Ready In:
25hrs 15mins
3 French roll calzones




  • Brown beef and onion in skillet; drain.
  • Add pizza sauce, olives, basil, and oregano to beef mixture.
  • Stir till thoroughly mixed.
  • Cut a thin slice from the top of rolls or loaf.
  • Hollow out bottom of rolls to within 1/2" inch of the edges.
  • Sprinkle 3 TBSP cheese on the bottom of each roll; or sprinkle half of cheese on loaf.
  • Spoon meat mixture into rolls on top of cheese.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Replace rolls tops.
  • Wrap individually in foil.
  • Refrigerate 3-24 hours or freeze.
  • To serve: Place foil wrapped sandwiches on baking sheet and bake at 375 for 40 min if refrigerated and 60-75 minutes if frozen.

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  1. This was the hit of my daughter's slumber party last week. The kids had a terrific time putting it all together at the beginning of the evening, and we baked the sandwiches after only 1 hour of fridge time. We don't mix meat and cheese for religious reasons, so we just used more meat and lots of pizza sauce. The olives were a great touch.
  2. This was ok. It didnt go over all that well in our home. But it really wasnt bad. Others may really love this recipe. It just was not for us. Thank you for the recipe
  3. This was a great sandwich, I made it using Club rolls and my husband loved them.
  4. These were great but they were not what I expected when I read "calzone". I find these more of a sandwich than a calzone, but hey either way it was great. I made three mini loaves using recipe#4957. We ate one right after making them and i put the other two in the freezer. Last week, I pulled one out for DH and he said they were just as good as the first time. This is a great addition to the OAMC collection!


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