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Calzones Kids Cooking Party



Try this calzones kids cooking party. It can be as much fun as making homemade pizzas but with a twist. Calzones are quick easy and depending on the size they make for a great lunch, snack or dinner.

For this kids cooking party, you will want to write down the calzone recipe below. Create one for each child that will be at the party. This will give them each a chance to follow the recipe while they are preparing the menu. It is also a good idea to include an extra one for them to take home, one that won't get messy. They can impress their own family with what they learned at their cooking party.

It is also a good idea to write the menu on a sheet of paper hung on the wall or chalkboard. You can even make this look like a restaurant menu.

Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask friends or family if you can borrow some items for a calzones kids cooking party.


Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum



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Items Needed for a Calzone Kids Cooking Party

  • Masking tape. To label kid chefs name on the pans.
  • Several pizza pans or cookie sheets
  • Spoons- one for each child for spreading and a few extras if needed
  • 1 set of teaspoons
  • 1 set of tablespoons
  • 1 set of cups
  • Actual recipe ingredients
  • Several Rolling pin(s)
  • Pastry brushes to brush tops of calzones with oil
  • Paper plates, cups and eating utensils

Cooking Party Planning To Do List:

Two weeks ahead:
  • Send out invitations
  • Order/sew/buy aprons or chef hats


  • One week ahead:
  • Make your shopping list for the party
  • Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
  • Prepare chef hats ahead of time


  • Several days ahead:
  • Put your goody bags together
  • Get a final number of how many children are coming to the party


  • One to two days ahead:
  • Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items


  • Day before:
  • Cube cheese if not done already
  • Prepare cooking party cake if you are having one
  • Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic tablecloth or white butcher paper.


  • Morning of party:
  • Prepare dough
  • Set up table with dough, calzone fillings and pizza pans.

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Calzone Recipe

Calzone dough:


2 ½ Cups flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning or to taste, optional
1 Tablespoon oil

Calzone ingredients:
2 cups diced fully cooked ham
2 cups mozzarella cheese cubed
Parmesan cheese, optional
Dried basil, optional
¼ cup olive oil
Spaghetti sauce for dipping calzones

Dissolve yeast in warm water and add a dash of sugar. Meanwhile, in mixing bowl add flour, salt, oil and Italian seasoning. When yeast is bubbly and ready pour into flour mixture and blend. Form into a ball and place in a oiled bowl. Let rise 30-60 minutes.

To start this calzones kids cooking party divide dough into balls one for each child. You can make these calzones bite size or larger depending on the size of the ball of dough. Have each child roll their ball with a rolling pin. Place on cookie sheets or pizza pans. Several children can share a pan. On half of the circle add ham and cheese cubes leaving 1 inch around edges. Fold over the side of dough, roll edges together and pinch together. With a fork pierce calzones in several places. Have each child put their name next to their calzone with masking tape.

In a large measuring cup add oil, basil and Parmesan cheese together. Whisk until blended. With a pastry brush have each child brush the top of their calzone. Have an adult bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Depending on the size of your oven you might have to bake these one pan at a time. While waiting for all the calzones to cook, prepare a dessert or other recipe you have planned, decorate aprons, chef hats or play cooking games. Serve calzones with warm spaghetti sauce.

See more calzone recipes you can use.

Enjoy your Calzones kids cooking party!



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