Mini Biscuit Calzones Bento & Recipe

We've been making mini-biscuit calzones for years for the kids' lunches. I looked back and discovered that the eighth bento *ever* featured these as well, way back in June 2007!

(Observation, I think my composition and photography have definitely improved over the years.)

Anyhow, since they are made with refrigerated biscuits, I can bake them in a toaster oven. And since we are still living at the hotel, I only have a toaster oven, not a real oven. (BTW, say a prayer that the housing office will let us move in on Friday afternoon instead of waiting till Monday morning, we don't have a weekend plan if they don't!)

Ben has two mini calzones, stuffed with mozzarella and turkey pepperonis, along with a side of marinara to dip them in, hiding in the yellow container. He has carrot sticks, some red plum slices and kiwi, because he's on a kiwi kick lately, and a few apple-cinnamon crisps as a treat.

In case you wanted it, here's the mini-calzone summary:

1 can refrigerated biscuits
1/4 cup marinara
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup pepperoni, diced or cut into smaller pieces

-Flatten each biscuits into a circle.
-Put a dab of marinara on each, spread it out but not to the edges. You don't want a ton of sauce or they won't seal, just a teeny bit for flavor, like a 1/2 teaspoon.
-Arrange a few pepperonis on top, then a bit of shredded cheese.
-Fold the flattened biscuit in half, making sure the filler doesn't spill out the sides, then crimp the edges with a fork.
-Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes, or however long the biscuit package says to cook it.
-Serve with excess marinara for dipping.

***Side note: These work with any kind of filler that isn't very liquid, so use out leftovers like BBQ pork, ham, roast beef, etc, along with cheeses, and serve with a matching dipping sauce.


  1. Oh I love the mini calzones! So have to do this for the girls, thanks for the recipe :)


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