Pizza Night: Cajun Calzones

Cajun Calzones

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a pizza night post, it’s because we got out of our pizza routine and did tacos for a while (lots of cajun taco post to come) the hubby & I are going back to pizza and movie night during the weekends and I wanted to kick it off with one that became a favorite of mine, calzones (plus he loves calzones, I think it’s because he can hold and dip). You can make them as big as you want or bite size for dipping. For one of our Pizza & Movie nights we did a Cajun Pizza that was so delicious so I decided to take that pizza and turn it into individual calzones for easy dipping and eating.

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Cajun Calzone
 
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Cajun
Ingredients
  • 1 Pre-made thin crust pizza dough
  • 1 cup Andouille sausage, diced
  • Sauce (recipe to follow)
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Red or Green bell pepper, or a combo, thinly sliced
  • Garlic, to your liking
  • ½ cup Sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of Italian mixed cheese
  • Butter
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Pizza/Baking stone
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce:
  2. Cut an X in the bottom of 4 roma tomatoes. Steam in water until skins can be removed easily. Remove from heat and peel the skin off each tomato.
  3. In a food processor, add the tomatoes, 1 garlic clove, ½ teaspoon sea salt mixed with red chili flakes, ½ teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and ½ teaspoon splenda.
  4. Pulse until tomatoes are chunky.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
  6. While the oven is pre-heating, remove the pizza dough from the container and spread it onto the stone.
  7. Using a pizza cutter, cut squares to desired size, leaving enough room to fold over to seal
  8. Mix ¼ cup butter spread with 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and ½ teaspoon granulated garlic, mix and brush onto the pizza dough, leaving ½ inch for sealing.
  9. For the dipping sauce I just made extra of this.
  10. On one side of each dough square top with the tomato sauce, white cheddar, Andouille sausage, onion, bell peppers, and Italian cheese blend.
  11. Fold over and seal the edges.
  12. Bake for 18 minutes or until dough is golden brown golden brown.
  13. Slice and serve with Cajun butter and or hot sauce & enjoy
Notes
Tip: To cut the vegetables evenly slice them on a mandolin slicer

Muffuletta Calzones

The Cajun Calzones were so fun to make and more fun to eat that we are now on a calzone kick so I wanted to take one of my favorite sandwiches and turn it into a calzone, the Muffuletta! Last year I made a Muffuletta pizza and it was a huge hit and so are the calzones.

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Muffuletta Calzones
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Cajun, Italian
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Ingredients
  • 2 cans of Pre-made thin crust pizza dough
  • Dipping Sauce (recipe to follow)
  • Olive Salad
  • Provolone cheese
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces ham
  • 6 ounces sliced salami
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Pizza stone
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce:
  2. Cut an X in the bottom of 4 roma tomatoes. Steam in water until skins can be removed easily. Remove from heat and peel the skin off each tomato. In a food processor, add the tomatoes, 1 garlic clove, ½ teaspoon sea salt mixed with red chili flakes, ½ teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and ½ teaspoon sugar.
  3. Pulse until tomatoes are chunky.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
  5. While the oven is pre-heating, remove the pizza dough from the container and spread it onto the stone.
  6. Using a pizza cutter, cut squares to desired size, leaving enough room to fold over to seal
  7. On one side of each dough square top with the olive salad, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion, ham, and salami.
  8. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on, to taste.
  9. Fold over and seal the edges.
  10. Bake for 18 minutes or until dough is golden brown golden brown.
  11. Serve with tomato dipping sauce and enjoy!

 

Cajun Calzone

My husband and I try to do pizza and movie night during the weekends and I was running out of ideas and then calzones popped into my head. You can make them as big as you want or bite size for dipping. Foe one of our Pizza & Movie nights we did a Cajun Pizza that was so delicious so I decided to take that pizza and turn it into individual calzones for easy dipping and eating.

Cajun Calzone
 
Author: 
Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Cajun
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 can of Pre-made thin crust pizza dough
  • 1 cup Andouille sausage, diced
  • Sauce (recipe to follow)
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Red or Green bell pepper, or a combo, thinly sliced
  • Garlic, to your liking
  • ½ cup Sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of Italian mixed cheese
  • Butter
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Pizza/Baking stone
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce:
  2. Cut an X in the bottom of 4 roma tomatoes. Steam in water until skins can be removed easily. Remove from heat and peel the skin off each tomato. In a food processor, add the tomatoes, 1 garlic clove, ½ teaspoon sea salt mixed with red chili flakes, ½ teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and ½ teaspoon splenda.
  3. Pulse until tomatoes are chunky.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
  5. While the oven is pre-heating, remove the pizza dough from the container and spread it onto the stone.
  6. Using a pizza cutter, cut squares to desired size, leaving enough room to fold over to seal
  7. Mix ¼ cup butter spread with 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and ½ teaspoon granulated garlic, mix and brush onto the pizza dough, leaving ½ inch for sealing.
  8. For the dipping sauce I just made extra of this.
  9. On one side of each dough square top with the tomato sauce, white cheddar, Andouille sausage, onion, bell peppers, and Italian cheese blend.
  10. Fold over and seal the edges.
  11. Bake for 18 minutes or until dough is golden brown golden brown.
  12. Slice and serve with Cajun butter and hot sauce & enjoy
Notes
Tip: To cut the vegetables evenly slice them on a mandolin slicer

 

Tomato Onion & Basil Pizza

We love fresh and simple pizzas that we can create for our Pizza & Movie date nights and these wonderful flavor combinations did the trick! Really, we ate the entire pizza!

Ingredients

Pre-made thin crust pizza dough

Red Sauce

3 Roma tomatoes, seeded & chopped, set aside 1

½ red onion, thinly sliced on a mandolin

Veggie Italian blend or Fresh mozzarella cheese

Extra virgin olive oil

Fresh Basil

Pizza/Baking Stone

Directions

Start by making the red sauce.

Pre-heat the oven to 400º

While the oven is pre-heating, remove the pizza dough from the container and spread it onto the stone. Brush on olive oil and bake the pizza dough for 8 minutes on the lower rack of the oven.

Remove from oven and top with the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, onions, and cheese. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and crust is crispy. Remove from heat, slice, top with basil, diced tomatoes, and enjoy!

Margherita Pizza

This simple and delicious pizza has become a favorite in our house. I was blown away the first time I made it. It is packed with flavor and low on fat. So I made it for this weeks…

Ingredients

Pre-made thin crust pizza dough

My Amazing Red Sauce

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & chopped

Fresh mozzarella cheese

Extra virgin olive oil

Fresh Basil

Pizza/Baking Stone

Directions

Start by making the red sauce.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees

While the oven is pre-heating, remove the pizza dough from the container and spread it onto the stone. Brush on olive oil and bake the pizza dough for 8 minutes on the lower rack of the oven.

Remove from oven and top with the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, and cheese. Bake for 15 minutes and cheese is golden brown. Remove from heat, slice, top with basil, and enjoy!