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French Bread Calzones

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French Bread Calzones

French Bread Calzones

Jessica Braider
Longtime Scramble fan Colleen Masse shared family’s favorite Sixth Night Scavenge dinner. She unrolls and fills Pillsbury French Bread dough with whatever is left in the fridge at the end of the week. Scramble recipe tester Kimberly Wilcox said she customized the calzones to her teenagers’ tastes and they “both wolfed them down and loved them!” These calzones can also make a great party appetizer, sliced into 8 smaller rectangles.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pkgs. Pillsbury Low Fat Crusty French Roll or Pizza Dough 11 oz. each
  • 1 cup red pasta sauce any variety, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese or use any variety
  • 1 - 2 oz. sliced salami or pepperoni optional
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms optional
  • 1 cup baby spinach optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • On the baking sheet, unroll the loaves, one at a time, so you have two large flat rectangles.
  • On one half of each dough, spread 1/2 the sauce and 1/2 the cheese.
  • Top it with desired toppings (such as salami, mushrooms, spinach) and fold the other half of the dough over, forming a rectangular pocket.
  • Press the edges of the dough together with your fingers to seal the calzones.
  • Bake the calzones for 20 – 25 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the calzones from the oven, slice them into quarters, let them cool for a few minutes, and serve.


Scramble Flavor Booster: Sprinkle the calzone fillings with crushed red pepper flakes before sealing.
Tip: When you’re putting your toppings in your calzone, make sure to spread them evenly and avoid the urge to overstuff as this could cause the dough to split and break while baking.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 520, Total Fat: 14g, 22%; Saturated Fat: 7g, 35%; Cholesterol: 20mg, 7%; Sodium: 1650mg, 69%; Total Carbohydrate: 74g, 25%; Dietary Fiber: 5g, 20%; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 24g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Company/Entertaining, Dinner, Fall, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Potluck/Buffet, Snack/Appetizer, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
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