These Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are kid-friendly and easy to make. You can make them up to a couple of days before, keep in the fridge and pull out for an after school snack, or throw in a lunch box. Eat the pizza dippers now, or save to later. Warm them up or eat them cold. These easy mini calzone pizza dippers are vegan; but if you are not vegan, you can substitute non-vegan food items. Hey though, give the vegan version a try because you might find you like it!
If you are looking for other kid-friendly recipes, try my Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers or Vegan Street Tacos. They are a hit with the entire family!
The easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are simple to make because the recipe makes use of already prepared store-bought items. You will need a 7.5 ounce small can of biscuits – 10 to a can. The small size biscuit is the perfect size for the easy mini calzone pizza dippers. Also, buy vegan cheese, vegan pepperoni, and your favorite pizza or pasta sauce.
Carefully take a biscuit round out of the can and gently press onto a flat working surface, being careful not to tear the biscuit.
Place 1 teaspoon of sauce in the center of the biscuit along with a few shreds of vegan cheese. Set 1 piece of pepperoni on top of the cheese and sauce an fold over into a half-circle. Place all ten on a cookie sheet.
Look, they are almost all perfect little half circles! Do you notice though, that not all of the mini calzones are quite perfect? This is a result of me either tearing the dough, accidentally letting the sauce spread out to the edges (can’t get a good seal), or filling the circle too full before folding over. The thing about vegan cheese versus dairy cheese is that a little goes a long way so you won’t be tempted to fill your calzone too full. And this disaster is what you will get if you fill it too full…
Cook the mini calzones in a 400° oven for 10-13 minutes or until nicely browned. Eat right away, or store the pizza dippers to snack on later. Wait till they are mostly cooled before putting in an airtight container. Consume within 5 days. Serve with a vegan ranch dipping sauce, or with pizza/marinara sauce. If you want an oil-free pasta sauce, you can make mine.
Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers
- 1 7.5 ounce can biscuits 10 biscuits per can
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup vegan cheese shreds
- 10 pieces vegan pepperoni rounds
- Working one at a time, carefully press each biscuit into a round, being careful not to tear.
- Place 1 teaspoon pizza sauce in the middle, top till 1 teaspoon cheese, and 1 pepperoni piece.
- Carefully fold over into a half circle and press the edges together with a fork.
- Place on a sheet pan.
- Bake at 400° for 10-13 minutes.
- Eat now or save to later. Wait until cooled before placing in an airtight container. Store for five days.