Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, or cooking up a fun Halloween dinner, you will love this Mummy Calzone that we created by taking a simple pizza recipe and transforming it a bit.
Over the years I have served my family many Halloween Dinners – from our fun Spider Taco Ring, to Spooky Witch Fingers, to Bones and Cheese Dip, Drinks and of course fun Halloween Dessert. Even if we don’t have a Halloween Party, and it’s only our family, it’s always a fun time.
The Mummy Calzone begins with our Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe. It’s quick and easy. (I really need to use my bread machine more.) And then filled with our favorite pizza toppings. You can certainly add whatever pizza toppings your family likes. Let me show you how we made “George” the Mummy Calzone…
After the dough is done in the bread machine, roll it out on a floured surface, into a rectangle shape.
Add your pizza sauce down the middle and then your toppings. We added pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella cheese, and some fresh basil
Then using a small spatula as your guide, cut the dough along the edge with a sharp knife.
Time to wrap your Mummy, one edge and then the other.
After cutting and wrapping, beat an egg in a small bowl and brush on top of the mummy.
George is all wrapped and ready to hop on the baking sheet and head to the oven. To make this a little easier, we used large spatulas and slipped them under the Mummy and transferred him to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then sprinkled the calzone with corn meal. You could also place the dough on the baking sheet, add your toppings, cut and wrap him. Place him in a pre-heated 350 F degree oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let set a few minutes before cutting.
While the calzone is resting, you can prepare his eyes. Slice off both round ends of two black olives, stuff with shredded mozzarella into them and placed them on the mummy body for the eyes.
The Mummy Calzone turned out pretty large, so depending on your family size, you can cut the dough in half and only make 1, or make 2 smaller calzones.
Add these Halloween Recipes to your menu!
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
- Pizza Sauce - 5 minute recipe here
- Pizza toppings - your favorites
- Cheese - shredded mozzarella
- 1 egg - for egg wash
- Corn Meal - to sprinkle on before baking, optional
- Layer in your bread machine as directed, mine is always liquids on bottom then flour, sugar, butter, salt and yeast at the top.
- Put on dough cycle (mine is 1 hour 3 minutes) and let it go
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Remove pizza dough and roll out into a rectangle
- Using a small spatula as your guide, cut the dough along the edge with a sharp knife
- Wrap the mummy by folding over each edge of the dough
- Transfer to large cookie sheet. Use 2 large spatulas to transfer if necessary.
- Beat egg in a small bowl, brush onto calzone
- Sprinkle with corn meal, optional
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown
- While the calzone is setting for a few minutes, create the eyes by slicing the ends from 2 black olives and stuffing with a bit of mozzarella cheese