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Calzone Mummies for Halloween

Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 4 calazones
Author: Susan Pridmore

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 28- ounce can peeled tomatoes I highly recommend San Marzano
  • 9 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 Tbsp Gallo Family Vineyards merlot wine
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 kalamata olives
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 14-ounce can
  • 2 roasted and peeled red bell peppers coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Calzone Mummies

  • 1 1- lb package frozen pizza dough or make your own
  • Mozzarella cheese grated
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sauce

  • Add all of the Sauce ingredients together in a baking pan and stir a few times to mix up a bit. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes. The sauce should be cooked down enough that you can draw a line through the middle with a spoon and the line remains for at least 15 seconds.

Calzone Mummies

  • Thaw the pizza dough according to the package directions.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place one ball on a lightly floured work surface and cover the other three.
  • Roll out the dough in the shape of a circle to the thickness you prefer. My circle was about 8" in diameter. Place the pizza round on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
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  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese down the middle in the shape of a column.
    How to make mummy calzones, vegetarian.
  • Spoon 1/3 cup Sauce on top and finish with a light sprinkling for mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
    How to make mummy calzones, vegetarian.
  • For the mummy bindings, slice the dough into 1" wide strips on either side of the Sauce and cheese.
    How to make mummy calzones, vegetarian.
  • Working with one side at a time, wrap the strips over the Sauce and cheese.
    How to make mummy calzones, vegetarian.
  • The top strips form the covered head.
    How to make mummy calzones, vegetarian.
  • Lightly baste with butter. Cover with plastic. and repeat with the remaining balls of doughs. Always keep the remaining balls covered with plastic.
  • Reduce the heat to 375˚F and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.