Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone
Boazone – Snake shaped Calzone

A delicious Pizza Serpent made easily with canned pizza dough.  Bozazone would be a terrific appetizer, main dish or treat – a savory dish, to balance all the sweet of the season.



13-14 oz. refrigerated pizza dough

1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1-2 tsp. Italian seasoning

30-40 pepperoni slices

3-4 Tbl. melted butter or garlic butter

Green food coloring

1 egg yolk, stirred well

2 manzanilla olives

1 pepperoni for tongue


Heat oven to 375 degrees

Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil

Coat the foil with spray release

Lightly dust work area or cutting board with flour.

Unroll dough and roll or flatten to a rectangle, approximately 17 x 10 inches or so.

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over pizza dough and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. 

TIP:  leave one edge uncovered with cheese about 3 inches.Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 1Cover pizza with pepperoni slices, still keeping the one edge open and empty of toppings.Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 2Roll in jelly roll fashion, but starting at one side and rolling the doughBoazone - Snake shaped Calzone 3

Continue to roll up, keeping semi-tight, but try not to tear the doughBoazone - Snake shaped Calzone 4Continue to roll up both ends to the other sideBoazone - Snake shaped Calzone 5After rolling dough to the other side, place the ‘snake’ so that the seam is down and does not show.Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 6Pinch one end to make the tail Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 7

And tuck the other end to form the head.

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My very handsome sous-chef (my hubby Stan) brushed the snake with the melted garlic butter and decorated the boazoneBoazone - Snake shaped Calzone 9Drop green randomly on the snake, then using a paint brush, take it down the sides. Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 10

With the egg yolk, brush it sporadically around the green streaks.

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After the snake is baked and cooked through, take a piece of pepperoni and cut off two sides.Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 12

Then snip towards the middle in two places to form a tongue.Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 13We found the boa looked much better if waiting until the snake was cooked, then taking a knife, cut circles and place the olives inside for the eyes.Boazone - Snake shaped Calzone 14

Carrie’s recipe and idea.  Stan did the actual putting Bozazone together though so all credit there goes to him!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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