You can make your calzones with a variety of fillings. These freeze
well so it is a great idea to make a large batch for another night.
We have several calzone combinations to try. Share
your favorite below.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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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
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. Separate
dough into desired number of calzones. Roll each ball of dough into
How to Make a Calzone
Prepare your calzone dough by follow directions above. Top half of
each calzone circle with desired toppings. Fold over dough and roll
edges together. Pinch seams together.
In a large measuring cup add oil, basil and Parmesan cheese
together. Whisk until blended. With a pastry brush, brush the top of
each calzone. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Calzone Filling Recipes
Ham and Cheese Calzone
2 cups diced fully cooked ham or sliced pepperoni
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Parmesan cheese, optional
Dried basil, optional
Top calzone with ham and cheese and sprinkle with parmesan and
basil. You can also substitute cheddar cheese for the mozzarella.
Vegetable Calzone Recipe
pkg frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 tomato diced finely
3/4 Cup cottage cheese
3/4 Cup mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
Saute spinach in a frying pan and drain well. Mix ingredients
together and lay on top of your calzone(s). Follow directions on how
to make your calzone.
Other vegetables that would be good in a calzone dough recipe:
potato and cheese combo
sliced green or other color peppers
Meat to add to your calzone:
cooked chopped or shredded chicken
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Chicken Calzone Recipe
shredded chicken or chicken cubed
Cook chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in any ingredients
you'd like such as
spinach, shredded cheese, cooked chopped broccoli, diced tomatoes or
My favorite chicken combo is chicken, broccoli and cheddar cheese.
Sprinkle calzone dough with chopped cooked chicken, steamed chopped
broccoli and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Season with Italian
seasoning or Basil and seal edges.
Cheese Calzone Recipe
1 Cup cottage or ricotta cheese
2 Cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
In a bowl, mix cheeses and seasonings. Add to rolled calzone dough
and seal edges.