Monday, December 14, 2009


When I was in college, we had a small restaurant called the Red Room(Olivet Nazarene University). They made THE best pizza like calzone called Grinders. We have tried over the last 25 years or so to recreate them. We are VERY close. Easy to make and fun for a party.


1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed( each bread loaf makes 2)
pizza sauce**
green pepper
mozzarella cheese
** Parmesan sauce
4 T butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese

Cut the bread dough in half and roll out in to 2 oblong pieces. Spread with pizza sauce or parmesan sauce. and put your favorite pizza toppings on. Top with cheese. Fold up the sides and pinch together. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes.

My girls prefer the parmesan sauce and just put that and cheese on their grinders.


  1. Thanks for posting this...I went to Olivet from 1984-1987 and it was my favorite thing..I loved the Red Room. I was sad to hear that they don't have that on their menu. I will be making this for my family...

  2. Let me know what you think. I was there from 83-87 and LOVED Grinders!

  3. Thanks Beth. My wife and I tried your recipe this evening. Turned out good, but something was missing. Maybe I need to put more cheese in mine. I was at Olivet 81 - 85. Art major. -