Easy Calzones Using Biscuit Dough

4.82 from 16 votes

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Easy Calzones using store-bought biscuit dough are a fun and delicious activity to help get your kids in the kitchen. As an added benefit, this also happens to be a fast and delicious family meal.

Two boys standing next to homemade calzones with marinara and cheese.
The Platter Talk Kids are at it again, this time with some fun homemade hot pockets that also happen to be delicious!

About these.

We love having our kids help out in the kitchen. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with them and provide them with some important life skills that they can pass on to kids of their own someday.

To make them:

  1. Roll out a portion of canned biscuit dough.
  2. Spread pizza sauce on the rolled out dough.
  3. Add pepperoni, shredded cheese, and pizza flavoring.
  4. Using your fingertip, wet all edges of the dough with water.
  1. Fold over, crimp edges with a fork, and tuck crimped edges under the calzone.
  2. Bake at 375℉ for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Dip in some marinara sauce.
  4. Have a big delicious bite.
A close-up of calzones cut open
Store-bought biscuit dough makes these Calzones easy and fun to make.

This recipe truly can be prepped and prepared by the kids with very little supervision.  However, depending on how old your kids are, they may need help getting the calzones in and out of the oven.   Each biscuit once rolled out, is the perfect individual portion, and once baked they stay soft and delicious.  It is great for anyone that may think that pizza dough is too chewy or tough.

A little boy sitting at a table eating food, with Calzone and Dough

Our kids are purists.  They treat calzones just like pizza.  They are happy with simple fillings like cheese and pepperoni.  However, you can fill them with anything your heart desires.  It’s amazing how quickly the process went.  In no time the kids had transformed all of the biscuits and turned them into calzones.  No one complained because everyone was able to fill their Easy Calzone with what they wanted and liked.

A young boy cooking with his father
Perhaps the most important step to making these Easy Calzones is to remember to have a good time and of course, taste the love.

Our Easy Calzones are a great way to get your kids in the kitchen.  Let them have some fun and make dinner for your family.  I am sure that they will love it just as much as our kids do.  Enjoy. -Scott

A close up of a slice of calzone
Try these Easy Calzones soon and tailor them with the ingredients you love!

Biscuit Dough Calzones

4.82 from 16 votes
Simple calzone recipe that uses biscuit dough and your choice of ingredients.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits
  • 16 oz Pizza sauce
  • 8 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz Pepperoni


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Open canned biscuits
  • On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll out each biscuit to a thickness of around 1/4 inch.
  • Place a spoonful of pizza sauce on the rolled out dough, staying away from all the edges.
  • Fill center of the calzone with filling of choice.
  • Using a little water dampen your finger.
  • Take your dampened finger and wet all edges of the dough. This will help seal your dough together.
  • Fold your dough over to form a half circle.
  • Using a fork, crimp the edges to assure that the calzone is sealed. You could also use your fingers.
  • Place on a ungreased cookie sheet or pizza stone in your over.
  • Cook until the calzones are golden brown approximately 13-15 minutes.
  • Serve with pizza sauce to dip.


Other tasty calzone filling might include:
  • Sauteed onions
  • Peppers
  • Browned sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives


Calories: 379kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 1268mg, Potassium: 378mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 437IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 182mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Meet the Platter Talk Guys

Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe on my husband and grown son. Added their favorite pizza toppings inside and they loved them!!!
    I had left over spaghetti sauce, and made the biscuit dough from scratch.
    Since it went over so well last time I doing it again tonight. I love turning leftovers into a whole new meal!

  2. What a fun post! I love to see kids get involved in the kitchen, especially boys ~ their future wives will thank you 😉

  3. 5 stars
    Cute kiddos first off! I love how easy it is to make the calzones this way and that the whole family can be involved! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Love recipes where kids can get involved. Got two boys so I’m always looking for ideas to bring them to the kitchen to help out. Great recipe BTW.