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No Fuss Meat and Veggie Calzones with Leftover Christmas Turkey/Ham

By Ashley Chapmen

In Ideas
Dec 12th, 2017

With the vast resources of the internet you can pretty much find anything your heart desires. While doing one of my general searches for new dinner ideas for my family, I came across this amazing recipe from Better Homes and Garden. Now like always I take the recipe and tweaked it into my own fast and easy recipe that cuts down prep time and adds to the flavor. So, this recipe is a No Fuss Meat and Veggie Lover Calzone using Leftover Christmas Turkey ham. I use a lot of the leftovers, but I also do not use pizza crust. I simplified the crust to the crescent rolls.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Ham and Turkey from Christmas
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach (if you have any leftover)
  • 1 can pizza sauce
  • Shredded cheese of your choice
  • Any veggies you want added


1.First, I open the Pillsbury crescent rolls and unroll them. You’ll find their just triangles stuck together. I cut up if necessary to form the triangles and ready them for the food. It should be fairly easy to find where they begin to roll, just gently unroll them. You can flatten them out a bit if you want a thinner crust. Just do not flatten too much because it will tear during baking.

2.I first put a layer of pizza sauce on the bottom crescent

3.Add the meat, onions, peppers, spinach, leftover veggies, a bit of cheese. Keep in mind you do not need anything too close to the edge or you will not be able to seal the top to the bottom.

4.Now place the top layer of the crescent roll on the bottom. Using a fork press the edges down to form your calzones.

5.Optional: I like Italian seasoning so I melt a little butter and add the seasoning to it then, I brush them on the top of the calzones for a little extra flavor.

*Substitution Note* You can use pizza crust for this as well, just cut the refrigerator crust up according to the size you want. You can also, dich the spinach and veggies to create a meat lover’s calzone. My husband loves those. I just add extra sauce and meat with some cheese. If you need more of a gluten free option, Walmart does have Gluten free pizza crust or simply whip up a crust using rice or almond flour.

Bake: I typically bake my calzones between 350 and 375 degrees for the normal amount of time it would take for the crescent rolls. For my oven, that would be 12 to 18 minutes. Once, the rolls are done the calzones are ready.

I would recommend, serving hot with a fork because oh my gosh they are a mess, but oh so good!


If you have made this before what do you use for your calzones?

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