Give dinner a fun Halloween twist with this Mummy Wrap Pizza Calzone recipe. It’s easy to make and ready to eat in 45 minutes.
Our Mummy Wrap Pizza Calzones are the perfect meal for Halloween, but you can also serve it year-round when you de-mummify it by not including the “eyes.”
The Mummy Wrap Calzones serve eight and costs about $6.80 to make, which is only $0.85 per serving. For more fun and Halloween recipes, check out on our Halloween Snack Mix (with printables for gifting) or our Witches’ Brew.
Mummy Wrap Pizza Calzone
In this recipe, we take an ordinary tube of pizza dough and an everyday calzone recipe and turn it into something SPOOKTACULAR! This Mummy Wrap is similar to our BBQ Chicken Braid, but with all your favorite pizza toppings wrapped up inside the dough and topped with eyes to turn it into a mummy.
You can even use the dough recipe from our BBQ Chicken Braid with this calzone or use store-bought pizza dough instead. Doing this will save your budget a little bit.
A calzone is like a folded pizza or a pizza pocket that safely holds all those yummy toppings and fillings. These are a mess-free meal for the youngest of hands to the oldest. Easy to eat at home, on a picnic, or at a party.
Is calzone dough the same as pizza dough?
Yes! The pizza crust is the same type of bread dough whether you roll it out flat, braid it, or fold it over.
Is a calzone just a folded pizza?
What is inside a calzone?
You can fill a calzone with all sorts of toppings! You can fill it with things such as pepperoni, cheese, veggies, sausage, ham, pineapple, and marinara sauce.
How much will this Mummy Wrap Pizza Calzone recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $6.80
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.85
NOTE: The overall price will vary depending on the pizza toppings you use (if any).
- 2 tubes refrigerated pizza dough – $3.96
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce – $0.44
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese – $2.30
- 1 egg – $0.10
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How to Make a Mummy Wrap Calzone Pizza recipe:
STEPS ONE AND TWO: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then roll one tube of pizza dough out onto a cookie sheet. Next, cut strips on both long sides of the dough. Leave the center two to three inches uncut to spoon the pizza sauce down.
STEPS THREE AND FOUR: After that, add half of the cheese and then toppings (if using). Place the remaining cheese on top of that.
STEPS FIVE AND SIX: Then, starting at the bottom, wrap the calzone, overlapping the dough as you work your way to the top. Finally, brush egg wash over the pizza dough. Bake for 25-30 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes. Slice black olives for the mummy eyes and serve.
The Flavor and Recipe Variations
Use different toppings each time you make this to mix it up. From ham and pineapple to sausage and green bell peppers, the options are limitless.
How long is it good for:
Serve: As with most recipes, you shouldn’t leave pizza calzone out for longer than 2 hours.
Store: Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Just note that the longer it sits in the fridge, the soggier it will get.
Freeze: Wrap the calzone in 2 layers of foil or plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. You may need to cut the pizza calzone in half to get it to fit in the bag. To reheat: Thaw and then place in a 350 F oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Have your little one brush the egg wash onto the dough. They will also love being able to put the “eyes” (black olives) onto the mummy.
Ages 4-5: Let them spoon the sauce down the middle and place the toppings on the sauce.
Ages 6-8: Teach them to roll out the dough and then cut it into strips. They can also overlap the dough to form the mummy wrap.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
More Pizza Main Dish recipes:
- English Muffin Pizzas
- French Bread Pizza
- 1 Hour Pepperoni Pizza
- Pizza Grilled Cheese
- Pizza Rolls
- Taco Pizza
- baking sheet
- rolling pin
- small bowl
- pastry brush
- mixing spoon
- small spatula
- pastry cutter
- 2 (13.8 oz) tubes refrigerated pizza dough
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 large egg for egg wash
- 2 black olives for eyes optional
- cooked ground sausage
- Pizza sauce optional
- Move the oven racks to the lower-middle and upper-middle positions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
PREP DOUGH AND FILL:
- Roll one tube of pizza dough out onto a large cookie sheet.
- Using a small spatula for guidelines (or use a ruler), cut strips on both long sides of the dough, spaced about 2-inches apart, leaving 2-3 inches in the center that is uncut.
- Spoon pizza sauce down the center.
- Add ½ cup cheese.
- Then add toppings (if using) and another ½ cup cheese.
WRAP AND BAKE:
- Wrap the calzone beginning at the bottom and slightly overlapping the dough.
- Repeat with the remaining pizza dough tube, filling, and toppings.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water.
- Brush egg wash over the calzones.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through baking.
COOL AND SERVE:
- Remove from oven and let the calzones cool for 5 minutes.
- To serve as Mummy for Halloween, slice black olive to make eyes.