Mini Taco Calzones

Not only are these Mini Taco Calzones easy to make, they are also delicious! They make a great appetizer or even as a main course.

mini taco calzones

I love making these Mini Taco Calzones. They are so easy to make which makes it a great recipe to make with your kids.

calzones fresh out of the oven
Calzones Fresh out of the Oven

The reason why I am calling these “Taco” Calzones is because of the seasoning used for the meat as well as the taco sauce. It’s totally up to you what heat level you want to use for the taco sauce.

taco calzones with sour cream and salsa

As I was serving these as an appetizer for a party I was having, I decided to make them smaller than usual hence the “mini” reference. You can, however, adjust the size as you see fit.

mini taco calzones

You can use Ground Beef instead of Ground Turkey. If you don’t have any Taco Sauce onhand, you can use Salsa or even Pico de Gallo.

If you don’t have any Mexican Blend Cheese, you can use some Monterey Jack Cheese or some Cheddar Cheese.

mini taco calzones

A calzone is pizza dough filled with cheese, meats and vegetables. The dough is baked until golden and the cheese filling is melted and hot. It’s typically served with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

mini taco calzones

You will need the following ingredients to make this Mini Taco Calzones recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ground Turkey, Taco Sauce, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Refrigerated Pizza Dough, Mexican Blend Cheese, Eggs and Water.

  1. In a skillet, cook the ground turkey until browned. Drain the fat. Place the meat in a mixing bowl.
  2. To the ground turkey, stir in the taco sauce, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix until combined and set aside.
  3. Unroll the refrigerated pizza dough and form a rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 even squares.
  4. Divide the meat mixture among the dough squares. Sprinkle each with the shredded cheese. Brush the edges of the dough with a little water. Lift one corner of each square and stretch the dough to the opposite corner, making a triangle.
  5. Use a fork and press the edges to seal the calzones. Arrange the calzones on a greased baking sheet. Prick the top of each calzone with a fork to allow the steam to escape.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together egg and water. Brush the tops of each calzone.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let the calzones sit 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve with a side of salsa and sour cream if desired.
mini taco calzones
mini taco calzones

Printable Recipe Card

Mini Taco Calzones

Mini Taco Calzones

Not only are these Mini Taco Calzones easy to make, they are also delicious! They make a great appetizer or even as a main course.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 mini calzones
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Baking Sheet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • ½ lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • ¼ Cup Taco Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • ¼ Cup Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Water

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet, cook the ground turkey until browned. Drain the fat. Place the meat in a mixing bowl.
  • To the ground turkey, stir in the taco sauce, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix until combined and set aside.
  • Unroll the refrigerated pizza dough and form a rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 even squares.
  • Divide the meat mixture among the dough squares. Sprinkle each with the shredded cheese. Brush the edges of the dough with a little water. Lift one corner of each square and stretch the dough to the opposite corner, making a triangle.
  • Use a fork and press the edges to seal the calzones. Arrange the calzones on a greased baking sheet. Prick the top of each calzone with a fork to allow the steam to escape.
  • In a small bowl, stir together egg and water. Brush the tops of each calzone.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let the calzones sit 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a side of salsa and sour cream if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 202IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Brady says:

    My family and I just loved these calzones. I did use ground beef instead of ground turkey because that is what I had on hand. They were very tasty.