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15 Minute Mini Calzones


posted: 02/12/13

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I got the flu over the weekend. I am both shocked and horrified at how quickly this flu derailed my weekend and my day to day functioning. {Dramatic much, Lisa?}

Remember the 100 Day Party I was planning for Gavin’s class? Yeah . . . I had to leave in the middle of that. (Your five year old crying because you no longer get to be at school with them is maybe the definition of Mom Guilt).

Remember when I posted on my Facebook Page that Nathan and I were going out for a movie for the first time in like three years and what should we go see? Yeah. Had to cancel that too.

And I could not feel more behind in the blogging world.

Dear Bloggers Who Have Children and Jobs Outside the Home,

You amaze me. In a good way.

Anyway. What’s the perfect dinner or lunch for a mom on the edge?

15 Minute Mini Calzones! I swear. They really only take 15 minutes, they are delicious, and they are easy to change up amongst a whole family of particular eaters.

Start by popping open a can of Pillsbury Grand biscuits. Smoosh them down with your hands to flatten them out. And top them with a little bit of sauce.

Then go nuts with your ingredients. We are kind of boring pepperoni and cheese people.

Fold them in half, pinch them together and then bake them for 12 minutes.

And dinner is done. Which is pretty much perfect. Because I’m a busy lady. Who had the stomach flu. And now is even busier.

Need another easy meal? How about this?

{Pesto Focaccia Sandwich}

15 Minute Mini Calzones

  • Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
  • pizza sauce
  • cheese
  • pizza toppings of your choosing
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pop open your biscuits, spread out the biscuits so they are thinner.
  3. Add sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  4. Fold over, and pinch closed and bake on a greased baking sheet for 12 minutes or until golden

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

Reader Interactions

  1. MV12YFV71MV says

    You could put a Mexican spin to this too! Salsa, seasoned taco meat and colby jack. Oh the many renditions that come to mind.

  2. Rachel Willis says

    Being sick sucks. Plain and simple. I have enough trouble keeping on track when I’m well! I say ‘hats off’ to you, Ms. Lisa W & G! You have 2 small ones to keep up with! A job is a total break! It used to be my escape. No I just go to the grocery store to get away. Anyway, these are awesome! I am all for quick and easy meals.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh, bless your heart for saying that, Rachel. Seriously. I have had a couple moms tell me they tried being stay at home moms and decided they were better off working. I wanted to hug them. Neither life is easy, and they both have their pros and cons. :)

  3. Rebekah says

    You can also use leftovers. :D Leftover chicken pot pie filling (a favorite here), sloppy joe meat, taco meat, shredded chicken, etc. :D

    • Lisa Longley says

      Genius Rebekah! Love it!

  4. Corinna Ashley says

    This is amazing! I wonder if they could be frozen for later? I would like that and instead make my own dough.

    And what really amazes me is blogging moms with out of the home jobs who actually have readers. I have no readers- not amazing. But those with readers- amaze-balls!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahahha Corinna! I think you could make these and freeze them for later, you would just have to play with the baking time a little.

      • Corinna Ashley says

        Ill try it out and follow up just in case anyone else is curious :)

        • Lisa Longley says

          Please do!

  5. Kandace says

    Thank you for this recipe, it was great and easy. We had them for supper tonight.

    • Lisa Longley says

      You are very welcome Kandance! It makes me so happy when people try my recipes and they go well!


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