7 Quick And Easy Calzone Recipes

Did you know that the word 'calzone' comes from the Italian word for stockings? That's because calzones are designed to be eaten when you're walking around while still avoiding a big mess. So we know that calzones are convenient to eat, but let's talk about the flavor. Traditionally, they're delicious pockets full of pizza, but maybe it's time to think outside of the box and get creative with our calzones. We're talkin' BBQ, hot dog, and Tex-Mex calzones, to name a few. Using a simple folding technique, you'll be able to stuff these tasty treats to the max with all of your favorite filling combinations. One thing's for sure: these 7 delicious new calzone ideas will knock your stockings off!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Unroll the pre-made pizza dough so that you're left with a 12 x 12-inch square. Make 1 cut in the dough from the middle of 1 side to the center of the square. 

2. Cover 3 square sections of the pizza dough with the ingredients you're using.

3. Fold the empty section of pizza dough over the adjacent square.

4. Continue folding the pizza dough up clockwise, then pressing the sides together with your thumb to seal in the fillings.

5. Wrap the calzone in parchment paper before you bake it so that you can eat it with your hands immediately afterwards. 

6. Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake the calzone at 400°F for 15 minutes. Let the calzone cool for a few minutes before enjoying your delicious snack! 

1. BBQ Calzone

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • BBQ sauce
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup pulled chicken
  • diced bell peppers

2. Hot Dog Calzone

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • 3 slices of American cheese
  • 1 hot dog, sliced 
  • pickles
  • sliced onion
  • ketchup & mustard 

3. Greek Calzone

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup cooked spinach
  • sun-dried tomatoes

4. Hawaiian Calzone 

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • tomato sauce
  • 1 slice of ham
  • 1 slice of Gouda cheese
  • canned pineapple chunks

5. Pepperoni Calzone

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • tomato sauce
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 5 slices of pepperoni
  • sliced red onion 

6. Classic 3-Cheese Calzone 

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • 3 tbsp cubed gorgonzola cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 slices of provolone cheese

7. Tex-Mex Calzone

You'll Need:

  • pre-made pizza dough
  • salsa
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp black beans 

The only thing that these calzones have in common with stockings is that they're stuffed to the max. All it takes is a simple cut through the center of the dough to transform your would-be pizza into a delicious, fluffy calzone!


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