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Calzones Recipe

  • Jan 10, 2011
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Calzones are one of my favorite meals and are pretty easy to make:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Frozen Pizza Dough or Italian Bread Dough (1 loaf for every 2 people.  If serving little people, 1 loaf could make 3)
  • Favorite Pizza Sauce (1 qt for every 6 calzones)
  • Favorite Pizza Toppings
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Wooden Rolling Pin

First thing that needs to be done is to thaw the frozen bread dough for a couple of hours.  Lightly coat the outside of the bread loaves with olive oil then lightly drape cling wrap over top, then place on baking sheet.  Set loaves aside to raise.  I let mine raise in the oven (away from my curious cats!).  If you are crunched for time, a secret to letting the dough thaw quickly is to put them in the oven at 200′ for about 45 minutes.

Thaw Frozen Bread Dough

While the dough is thawing/raising, start to prepare your calzone ingredients.
Here we have some baby portabellas sauteing with fresh garlic in olive oil.

Saute Baby Portabellas

I also sauteed some onions.

Saute Chopped Onions

Once dough has thawed, cut each loaf in half. On a clean countertop, roll out the dough using rolling pin into a circular or rectangular shape. Spread a very thin amount of sauce over half, leaving about 1/2″ of dough around the edges.

Roll out Pizza Dough, spread thin layer of sauce over half


Top sauce with favorite pizza toppings. This one is a Canadian Bacon/Pineapple. I also love pepperoni with sausage, garlic, onion, mushroom, peppers.

Top with favorite Pizza Toppings

Cover the ingredients with a generous amount of mozzarella and fresh parmesan.

Top with Lots of Italian Cheeses

Fold Dough over the Ingredients, roll and pinch ends together to seal tightly.  Season dough with Italian seasonings and parmesan cheese to make it extra delicious.

Fold Dough over the Ingredients, roll and pinch ends together to seal tightly

Bake Calzones at 400′ for 20 Minutes or until Golden Brown

Bake Calzones 20 Minutes until Golden Brown

Serve with a side of pizza sauce for dipping and Enjoy!

Baked calzone
Another great thing about these calzones is that you can freeze them unbaked if you made too many to enjoy the first time!


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February 23, 2011
Superb.. m gonna try this in dinner.
January 10, 2011
I make bread myself every week, wonder why I never thought of making calzones! Great idea, thanks!
January 10, 2011
One helping please! :-)
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