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Frugal Fridays: Quick Spaghetti and Meatball Calzones

Use your leftovers! One of my favorite things to do with my spaghetti and meatballs is to eat it on garlic bread, but here another option for me. Sorry not a freezer recipe.

Spaghetti and Meatball Calzones


Serves 4

1 pound refrigerator pizza dough – $2.59
2 cups leftover spaghetti and meatballs, chopped – free cause you made it earlier in the week
1/4 cup leftover tomato sauce – free cause you made it earlier in the week
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – $.92

Total Cost = $3.51
Cost Per Serving = $.88

Prep Day: Make Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Serve Day: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or if you have a nonstick baking sheet, lining is not necessary.

Divide the dough in 4 equal portions. Place on a floured work surface and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a small round about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough. Set aside.

Place about a quarter of the leftover spaghetti and meatballs in the center of the dough round. Top with 1 tablespoon of sauce and sprinkle with a tablespoon of cheese. Brush the edges of the dough with a bit of water. Fold the dough over to make a half circle and crimp the edge with a fork. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remain filling and dough.

Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with a side of tomato sauce.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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