Making Homemade Calzones is so easy and makes for a delicious weeknight or weekend meal. Calzones are great to individualize so everyone can fill it with all of their favorite pizza toppings. Everyone loves the chewy crust on the outside that is filled will cheese, sausage, pepperoni, peppers and so much more.
I’m pretty confident that if my kids had the choice between making a pizza or a calzone, they would choose the calzone almost every time. Calzones are just fun to make and so much fun to eat, hello finger food.
Calzones are loaded with delicious melted cheese and we love fresh veggies like mushrooms, peppers and all the meats. Dip them in some pizza sauce and oh my, heaven!!
How to Make Calzones
Calzones start with a simple pizza dough recipe. We split the dough into 6 balls, so everyone in the fam can make their own calzone. If you would like to make two large calzones, just split the dough into 2 equal portions.
Roll the dough out into a large circle, then add all of your favorite pizza toppings to one side of the dough. You won’t be adding any sauce at this time to the inside of the calzone, just cheese and toppings.
Next, carefully stretch the dough over all of those toppings you have piled into your calzone.
Next, twist the edges of the calzone dough together moving from one end of the dough to the other to seal the calzone together. Brush the top of the calzone with olive and sprinkle on some garlic salt before baking.
How to Cook a Calzone at Home
You can cook a perfect right in your oven at home. Here are a few tips to help you make it perfect every time. Start by placing a pizza stone, or if you don’t have a pizza stone, a baking sheet into the oven. Turn the oven to 425º F and allow the pan to heat up with the oven.
After you have assembled your calzone place the calzone onto the pizza stone with a little bit of flour on the bottom of the calzone to help with sticking. Spread a little olive oil onto the baking sheet if using a baking sheet.
Bake the calzone for 15-20 minutes, until the outside is golden and crispy and the cheese is hot and melted on the inside. Serve with some pizza sauce for dipping and enjoy!
Homemade Calzone Recipe
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Homemade Calzone Recipe
- 1 pizza dough recipe
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/2 pound Italian Sausage
- 12 pepperoni
- 1 green peppers, diced
- 4 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teasoon garlic salt
- Place a pizza stone or baking sheet into oven and preheat oven to 425º F
- Make pizza dough and roll out into 6 equal circles (for 6 servings)
- Place cheese and toppings onto one side of the circle, leaving a one inch space from the edge.
- Fold the dough over the toppings and twist the top and bottom edges of the dough together to seal the calzone. Brush the top with olive oil and season with garlic salt.
- Place onto the pizza stone or greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the outside is golden and crispy.
- Fill with your favorite pizza toppings and dip in pizza sauce to serve.
Calzones are great to individualize so everyone can fill it with all of their favorite pizza toppings. Everyone loves the chewy crust on the outside that is filled will cheese, sausage, pepperoni, peppers and so much more.