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Butter Chicken Calzone Is The International Mash-Up We All Deserve

Butter chicken, an Indian dish, is considered a favorite by many and owes its universal appeal to it’s creamy, indulgent sauce that enrobes tender chunks of chicken. Also, butter and chicken — it’s a name that invokes mouth-watering visions of each item somehow coming together beautifully.

Now imagine it suddenly becoming hand-held, ready at your fingertips for many convenient bites. Superkhana in Chicago, Illinois somehow made this a possibility by incorporating an Italian twist — make it a calzone. It’s wild on paper, but if you think about it, a calzone serves as the perfect vessel for the golden goodness of butter chicken.

Born from the imagination of Chefs Yoshi Yamada, Zeeshan Shah, and Jason Hammel, the butter chicken calzone represents the modern takes on Indian cuisine that Superkhana hangs its hat on. Through unique avenues of technique and application, Superkhana has become a Chicago hotspot in the short time its been open, one where homage to traditional dishes is shown through a modern lens. In short, the restaurant is celebrating both Indian and American cuisine through innovation rooted in a mastery of core cooking principles.

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P’Zones Are Officially Coming Back To Pizza Hut Menus

If you’ve been waiting for P’Zones to return to Pizza Hut menus in the USA, your patience has finally paid off.

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The cult-favorite take on the calzone is coming to menus nationwide starting today as a part of the chain’s March Madness Lineup. Three flavors of the cheesy dough-filled pockets will be available, including Pepperoni, Meaty, and Supremo. They’ll be served with marinara sauce for dipping.

For those wondering, P’Zones last came back to menus in 2011, when they stuck around for a bit before finally being discontinued. They’ve been on and off the menu since their debut in 2002.

For this release, you can expect the P’Zones to be available at least through the March Madness NCAA tournaments. Pizza Hut didn’t provide a more specific timeline than that, but also isn’t officially calling this a limited-time option. Thus, they could be around for the long haul afterward, so who knows?

P’Zones will be sold individually, but the Pepperoni version will also be part of Pizza Hut’s $5 Lineup as well as on the regular menu.

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25 Things To Make With Pizza Dough That Aren’t Plain Ol’ Pizza

Sure pizza is great, but think beyond the circle! From calzones to pinwheels, rolls to flatbread, these ideas will spark your pizza dough creativity.

1. Pizza On A Stick

My daughter and her friends had fun turning sausage, pepperoni, veggies and pizza dough into these cute kabobs. Give our version a try or make your own using you favorite light pizza toppings. —Charlene Woods, Norfolk, Virginia >> Get the recipe.

2. Herbed Cheese Sticks

We love the breadsticks at our local pizza joint. Now I can get that same gooey-from-the-oven treat, but I never have to leave the house. —Heather Bates, Athens, Maine >> Get the recipe.

3. Stromboli Sandwich

I’ve made this Stromboli sandwich many times for parties, and it gets great reviews. You can add ingredients and spices to suit your taste. The recipe is so good I just had to share it with you! —Leigh Lauer, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania >> Get the recipe.

4. Muffin Tin Pizzas

I just baked these mini pizzas and the kids are already demanding more. The no-cook pizza sauce and refrigerated dough make this meal a snap. —Melissa Haines, Valparaiso, Indiana >> Get the recipe.

5. Pull Apart Pizza

We’re huge Notre Dame fans, and we tailgate. A lot! This is one of those recipe that is a sure fit hit with the kids and the adults. Sometimes we get crazy and add other “pizza” type ingredients like olives, or peppers, but mainly we stay with the original pizza pull apart bread–it seems to be a good luck charm for our team! — Provided by Dana Elliot, Culinary Specialist, on behalf of Physicians Mutual Insurance >> Get the recipe.

6. Mediterranean Turkey Pot Pies

Your clan will love these wonderful, stick-to-the-ribs potpies with a Mediterranean twist. I always use the leftovers from our big holiday turkey to prepare this recipe. I think my family enjoys the potpies more than the original feast! —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan >> Get the recipe.

7. Spinach-Stuffed Pizza

I had my first stuffed pizza when I attended college near Chicago. I was amazed to see pizza well over an inch thick, with topping on the inside! When I served this version to my family, there are no leftovers. —Nancy Gilmour of Sumner, Iowa >> Get the recipe.

8. Quicker Cheesy Onion Focaccia Bread

Turn an everyday dinner into a special meal with oven-fresh cheese bread featuring convenient bread dough. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen >> Get the recipe.

9. Italian Meat Stromboli

As a mother of two, it seems the only time I have to be creative is in the kitchen. I received a similar recipe from a co-worker but decided to add veggies and spices. >> Get the recipe.

10. Amazing Mac & Cheese Pizza

I love pizza, and I love macaroni and cheese. After lots of experimenting, I figured out a wonderful way to combine the two. The pizza is a big hit among my colleagues, friends and family! —Martha Muellenberg, Vermillion, South Dakota >> Get the recipe.

11. Spinach-Egg Breakfast Pizzas

I like my food pretty, and this breakfast pizza is eye-popping. Bring it to the table with a bowl of berries or grapes and café au lait. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia >> Get the recipe.

12. Sausage, Pepper, and Mozzarella Calzones

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13. Quick & Easy Deep Dish Pizza

I was trying to impress my boyfriend with my cooking, so I made this meaty pizza. I think it worked. Here we are 17 years later, and I still make it for our family at least once a month, if not more! —Stacey White, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina >> Get the recipe.

14. Triple Tomato Flatbread

Tomatoes are the reason I have a vegetable garden, and I developed this recipe as a way to show off my plum, sun-dried and cherry tomatoes. It’s so easy, and will absolutely impress. —Rachel Kimbrow, Portland, Oregon >> Get the recipe.

15. Scrambled Egg Pockets

We used a simple homemade pizza dough to make these protein- and fiber-packed egg pockets, but a store-bought dough works, too. They make a great handheld breakfast on the go, or an easy weeknight dinner. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen >> Get the recipe.

16. Quick Calzones

Leftover meat sauce makes a hearty calzone that tastes like it’s made from scratch. Top the calzones with a sprinkling of Parmesan. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin >> Get the recipe.

17. Cheesy Pizza Rolls

The cast-iron skillet browns these delicious rolls to perfection. My family can’t get enough. Use whatever pizza toppings your family likes best. —Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas >> Get the recipe.

18. Bacon Breakfast Pizza

I used to make this for my morning drivers when I worked at a pizza delivery place. And they just loved it. It’s a quick and easy eye-opener that appeals to all ages. —Cathy Shortall, Easton, Maryland >> Get the recipe.

19. Overnight Baked Eggs Bruschetta

I like to spend as much time as I can with my guests when they stay with me for the holidays, so I rely on make-ahead recipes to help make that happen. Because most overnight brunch casseroles are so similar, I came up with a breakfast bruschetta for a fun change of pace. —Judi Berman-Yamada, Portland, Oregon >> Get the recipe.

20. Caramelized Onion & Fig Pizza

This is a sensational variation on traditional pizza. It’s creamy, sweet and a little salty, with a buttery crunch from the pine nuts. I like to serve it with mixed baby greens salad and a vinaigrette. —Connie Balbach, Bemidji, Minnesota >> Get the recipe.|

21. Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

This is a combination of grilled pizza and a cheesy flatbread recipe I discovered years ago. It’s a great appetizer or main dish. —Tina Repak Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania >> Get the recipe.

22. BBQ Chicken Pizza Rollup

These slices make a fab, filling snack with loads of sweet and tangy flavor. —Tracey Birch, Queen Creek, Arizona >> Get the recipe.

23. Buffalo Wing Bites

The buffalo wing fans in my family were happy to taste test when I invented these snacks. We love them anytime—especially during football games. —Jasey McBurnett, Rock Springs, Wyoming >> Get the recipe.

24. Maple Cran-Apple Breakfast Pizza

When hosting overnight guests, I like to start their day with a giant surprise – a breakfast pizza with apples, sausage and cranberries. Bye-bye, ho-hum morning. —Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, TX >> Get the recipe.

25. Reuben Calzones

I love a Reuben sandwich, so I tried the fillings in a pizza pocket instead of on rye bread. This handheld dinner is a big-time winner at our house. —Nickie Frye, Evansville, Indiana >> Get the recipe.


Written by Amy Lents of Amy’s Cooking Adventures 
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These Calzones Are Stuffed With Spam Musubi And The Cheese Pulls Are Insane

If you’re a fan of Spam Musubi, you’re going to love its Italian cousin, the Spam Musubi Calzone.

That’s right, Hobo Co. Pizza in Anaheim, California, took everything you love about Spam Musubi and put it in a calzone-style vessel, so you can have the best of both worlds at once.

These exclusive calzones will be making waves at Foodbeast’s meat-loving food festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall.

Using white rice, fried Spam pieces, nori, pineapple, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Sriracha drizzle, this bad boy will either make you feel like you’re grubbing in Hawaii for one bite, then Italy for the next bite.

The catch is that you won’t find these at Hobo Co.’s restaurant, but they will be one of the exclusive items found at Meat Street’s Marketplace this Saturday, April 22, in Santa Ana, California.

For more information, visit eatmeatstreet.com, and grab some tickets to try all the exclusive dishes you can handle.

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The Pizzaburger is Everything You Could Want It To Be And More

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Back in 2010, Burger King announced its NY Pizza Burger, which was four times the size of a regular burger, came on a nine-and-a-half inch sesame bun and, at $13 a pop, contained just over 2,500 calories. Despite all the fanfare, however, it was really just an oversized Whopper with cuts in it.

This, on the other hand, is a work of art.

Brought to us by one of Canada’s largest casual dining chains, Boston Pizza, the Pizza Burger is admittedly more like a burger calzone than a pizza burger and comes in two varieties: The Pepperoni & Bacon and the Five-Cheese. The Pepperoni & Bacon features toasted pizza dough surrounding a half-pound prime rib patty with pizza sauce, pepperoni, bacon and mozzarella, and the Five-Cheese envelops the patty with mozzarella, cheddar, feta, asiago and parmesan.

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Currently, the Pizzaburger is available at all 345 Boston Pizza locations across Canada from now until June 2, but unfortunately the company, which is known as Boston’s: The Gourmet Pizza, has announced no plans to introduce the menu item in the States, though we all know it totally should.

Come on, it’s a burger in pizza form or a pizza in burger form. Let’s not let Canada have all the fun.

H/T + PicThx Boston Pizza

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Pizza Taco Calzone

Looking at this particular creation, I can’t exactly fathom a better “I’m-stoned-give-me-food” meal. Next time you’re high, drunk or…just in the mood for some shenanigans,  take a crispy taco, cheese sauce, and shredded cheese, wrap it in a personal sized cheese pizza, and then deep fry the entire thing. I would have someone help you on the deep-fry step if you are indeed high or drunk. You have been warned. Eat on though. (PicThx TIWYF)

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The Eggsac: Calzone Stuffed With Pizza Rolls

Pizza Rolls used to be the highlight of my afternoon growing up in middle school. After a long hard day of simple addition, cursive q’s and z’s (fuck z’s…actually…fuck cursive, I haven’t used it once in the real world), I would run to the freezer, grab a box of pizza rolls and throw them in the microwave. Recently, someone took this childhood nostlagia to another level. They took a calzone and stuffed it with mini calzones, aka pizza rolls. Is this a game changer? I’ll let you fellow Foodbeasts decide… (PicThx TIWYF)

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Calskrove: Burger + Fries Baked Inside a Calzone

Not much else to say, but if anyone knows where I can buy this (looks like the picture was taken at a restaurant), please hit up our contact page, because I’m craving one of these crazy-style. We’re looking at a calzone with a rather uniquely perfect filling, a hamburger and a side of fries. Game changer? Yes. (PicThx TIWYF)