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Easy and Delicious Homemade Calzone Recipe

Easy and Delicious Homemade Calzone Recipe

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In our last recipe post, we showed you how to make apple cinnamon muffins. In this post, let’s go in a different direction and make something a little more hearty: calzones!

Easy And Delicious Homemade Calzone Recipe

This recipe is a fun way to get your kids involved with making dinner. A simple, yet amazingly tasty calzone that rivals your favorite pizza place’s menu.

You won’t even need to call anyone to dinner because the aroma will call them to the table!

Homemade Calzone Cut Open

Start off with preheating the oven to 400°.

Oven At 400

You can make your own pizza dough if you’d like, but to make it really simple, we are using Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough, which you should be able to find at your local grocery store.

This makes two calzones (or four pizza pockets!). Just pop the tube, roll out the dough, and cut it down the middle.

Spread pizza sauce almost to the edge of each half of dough. Again, you can make your sauce if you’d like, but we used a squeezable bottle of pre-made sauce.

Pizza Dough And Sauce

Make an even mound of mozzarella on half of each calzone. You will be folding the other half of dough over when we’re done.

Pizza Dough, Sauce, And Cheese

Sprinkle Italian seasoning and sea salt over the mozzarella. Add any toppings you’d like, keeping in mind that you will need to seal the dough up, so don’t over-stuff. Everyone can have their own special calzone with their favorite toppings!

Seasoned Calzone

Fold over your dough and pinch the dough together all around the edges. Carefully pick up each calzone and place it on a dark pizza pan.

Folded Pizza Dough

If you like a butter-parm topping, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave (about 20-25 seconds or until melted). Add 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan, and a couple sprinkles of Italian seasoning.

Stir to combine, then use a basting brush to evenly spread half of the topping over each calzone. Note: I basted before baking this time, but it is actually better to baste after baking so the crust has a chance to get crisp.

Mixed Ingredients
Toppings On Calzone

If you don’t like butter-parm, another option is to sprinkle mozzarella and Italian seasoning on top.

Place the pizza pan in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Calzones In Oven

With butter-parm topping:

Butter-Parm Topping
Butter-Parm Topping 2
Calzone Cut Open

With mozzarella and Italian seasoning:

Seasoned Calzone
Seasoned Calzone Cut Open


Bite Of Calzone

Temperature: 400°

Bake time: 20 minutes

Calzone Ingredients

1 Thin crust pizza dough
Pizza sauce
Italian seasoning
Sea salt
Garlic salt
2 TBS butter
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Toppings of choice

Next up, homemade fudge!

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