Spicy Italian Calzone Pizza Hot Dog Recipe

Try this Spicy Italian Calzone Pizza Hot Dog Recipe.

This is a serious upgrade from your mom’s pigs in a blanket. Hot dogs smothered with pizza sauce, wrapped in pepperoni and mozzarella and blanketed with pizza dough.

Kids of all ages love these. So you might want to make extra if these are for the “kid’s” table. 🙂

Cut into smaller pieces these make great appetizers.

The whole family will love these hot dogs, for the adults feel free to substitute spicy Italian sausage for the hot dog, but the hot dogs are pretty darn good.

Adults just might be jealous of the kids.

What’s not to love – A hot dog wrapped in pepperoni, pizza sauce, and pizza dough.

Fun for kids and so good.

Spicy Italian Calzone Pizza Hot Dog Recipe

 

Calzone Hot Dog

Course: barbecue, BBQ, dinner, lunch, potluck
Cuisine: American, Bar food, Barbecue, BBQ, Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 hot dogs
Calories: 277 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

This is a serious upgrade from your mom's pigs in a blanket. Hot dogs smothered with pizza sauce, wrapped in pepperoni and mozzarella and blanketed with pizza dough.

Kids of all ages love these. So you might want to make extra, if these are for the kids table. 🙂

Cut into smaller pieces these make great appetizers.

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Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1 sheet Pillsbury Pizza crust refrigerated
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 sticks mozzarella sticks cut in half, lengthwise
  • 12 slices pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 T basil leaves thinly sliced and chopped
  • crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°

  2. Place pizza sauce in a saucepan and heat on low

  3. When pizza sauce is hot, add hot dogs and cover

  4. Rollout prepared pizza dough and cut into 4 pieces

  5. Brush each piece with olive oil

  6. Place 3 pieces of pepperoni in the middle of each sheet of pizza dough

  7. Place a ½ a stick of mozzarella on top of the pepperoni

  8. Remove hot dogs from pizza sauce and add them to the pizza dough

  9. Top with a little additional warm pizza sauce, if desired

  10. Wrap pizza dough around the hot dog and pinch to close

  11. Brush pizza dough tops with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped basil

  12. Score the pizza dough in 3 or 4 places

  13. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until pizza dough is golden and cheese melted.

  14. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

 

 

Cut these into smaller pieces to serve as fun appetizers.

Nutrition Facts
Calzone Hot Dog
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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