Calzone Dough Recipe

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.
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Calzone Dough

  • 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 a circle.

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.
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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.
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Other vegetables that would be good in a calzone dough recipe:

  • chopped broccoli
  • sliced mushrooms
  • chopped olives
  • chopped onions
  • pesto
  • garlic
  • potato and cheese combo
  • sliced green or other color peppers
  • artichokes

Meat ideas to add to your calzone:

  • cooked sausage
  • chopped ham
  • sliced pepperoni
  • cooked chopped or shredded chicken
  • ground hamburger

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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 pesto.

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.

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See more filling ideas and variations on our Individual meat pies page.
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