I learned how to make these calzone-type pies from my mom.


  • Bread dough – I used the Brown Irish Potato Bread recipe from The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook
  • Vegetables – I used the frozen organic veggie mix from Costco (carrots, peas, green beans, and corn)
  • Chicken – I used the canned chicken sold at Costco; this is also a good thing to make with leftovers from a chicken roast.
  • Seasoning


  • Rolling pin
  • Dough Press 
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Pan or slow cooker


  1. Mix veggies, seasoning, and chicken; simmer for half an hour (or cook in slow cooker for a couple hours on high)
  2. Roll out dough
  3. Place dough in dough press
  4. Add veggie mix
  5. Close dough press
  6. Place pie on parchment paper
  7. Allow to raise for 5-15 minutes
  8. Poke holes in pies to allow air to escape while baking
  9. Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes
  10. EnjoyYou can fill the pies with other things, if you like – jam, for example, for dessert pies. The pies are nice for lunches, and they freeze really well (although we rarely have enough left over to freeze…)

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

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