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These Italian half moon shaped baked pockets are often referred to as a sandwich pizza. This page contains calzone recipes.


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January 20, 2015

I looked and looked for what to make for dinner tonight. Ahhhh, I had a bag of fresh pizza dough starting to explode, so I took that out to make calzones.

Total Time: About 20 minutes for Prep, and 25 minutes to cook

Yield: Depends if this is an appetizer or a meal. It has about 8-10 sli

Source: My Homemade Recipe


  • pizza dough
  • vegetables: peppers, onion, celery, tomatoes, mushrooms, or whatever you might need to use up
  • spices: basil, oregano, black pepper, Old Bay Seasoning
  • olive oil
  • cheese
  • 1 egg

This is a recipe made from leftovers so use whatever ingredients you might have on hand.



  1. Put the dough on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap that was sprayed with oil. Push and pull it out to make Calzone.

    I looked in the veggie bins, I used 1 green pepper, 1 small red pepper, a small onion, a small piece of celery, a handful of grape tomatoes and a few mushroom. I sliced everything up paper thin, and halved the tomatoes.
  2. I tossed them in a fry pan with a little olive oil and a few spices, basil, oregano, black pepper, a dash of Old Bay Seasoning. Stirring it up for about two minutes.
  3. Before putting it on the dough, I gave the dough a rub of olive oil and basil, Then I put about a 1/2 cup of fine shredded Mexican cheese down the middle of the dough.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, I poured the veggies on top of the cheese, Then I topped it off with another 1/2 cup of Mexican cheese.
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  6. I rolled the dough gently toward me,pulling the plastic wrap, it helps keeping the dough rolling, tucking in the ends while I was rolling until it was closing. At the end you want it all sealed. And remove the plastic. I use olive oil on my fingers to seal the edges and wash down the dough.
  7. Last, I use 1 egg beaten, and do an egg wash for a very shiny golden brown finish. Cook for 25 minutes at 375 degrees F.

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December 24, 2013

Using store bought pizza dough ball or a tube of crescent rolls, you can make a delish little appetizer for a party! Beautiful looking dish for a presentation, I think!

Total Time: under an hour

Yield: Can be a meal for a few people OR an appetizer for more!


  • 1 fresh (or thawed) pizza dough ball or tube of crescent rolls ($2.00)
  • 6 oz pizza sauce (more if you want to have some for DIPPING afterward ($1.00)
  • 4 oz pepperoni or veggie pepperoni ($2.00)
  • 1 cup cut up mozzarella ($2.00)
  • 2 Tbsp butter ($.25)
  • Optional Ingredients
  • green pepper
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • spices
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Just roll out the dough to about 6 X 12 inches and cut about a dozen angled slits down the two long sides of the dough (see photo for direction)
  2. Pour a stripe of canned pizza sauce down the center of the dough, then spread it out a bit toward the cuts (but not past them.)
  3. Add about 4 oz. of pepperoni and 1 cup of cut up mozzarella on top of the sauce in the center of the dough. I also added a few tablespoons of onions, diced mushroom and green peppers. If you have a favorite veggie you may add it or just make it cheese and pepperoni! I use veggie pepperoni.
  4. Lay one cut dough strip across the calzone, then cross it with it's opposing strip from the other side. It should look like a laced up shoe by the bottom! Use a little water on the tips to stick the dough to itself and to the other side and seal the ends up the same way with a little water. Brush with about 2 teaspoons of butter.
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  6. Cook in a 350 degree F oven for about 40 minutes!
  7. You may add a sprinkle of Parmesan to the top during the last 10 minutes.
  8. Have warmed pizza sauce in a dish if you'd like to offer dipping sauce.
  9. Slice, serve and ENJOY!
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September 11, 2009

It's so easy and quick. You can change it up a million ways.



You will be putting your meats, veggies and cheese on the lengthwise. Roll your pizza crust out onto a jelly roll pan. Here is where you can change it up. You can sprinkle spices, Italian seasoning, garlic powder etc on dough or leave plain.

Start layering your veggies, then meats, then cheeses down the center of the dough. I mentally divide it by 4 then put stuff down the middle two. I put veggies on bottom so they are closer to heat and can get done. When you have everything on there to your liking fold one side over to the middle, then fold other side over till it just overlaps other side. Cut little slits in the calzone to vent.

Cook at 400 degrees F. for 10-13 minutes, will depend upon your oven. While this is cooking melt your butter. I melt a whole stick and add garlic powder to it. Then when calzone is done, brush garlic butter on top and then sprinkle on Parmesan cheese.

You can then use what garlic butter is leftover to dip calzone in. Also can warm up some marinara to use as a dip. I slice into 6 equal pieces and this feeds 3 people, unless one of those is a teenage boy, then you might want to make two.

Servings: 6
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
10-13 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Just trying to copy pepperoni rolls, I used to buy at the mini mart years ago

By micksgirl from Paducah, KY

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May 9, 2011

Let pie crusts stand at room temperature according to package directions. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, chopped onion and chopped green pepper until meat is brown and vegetables are tender.

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February 12, 2010

This baked Italian favorite is easy to make at home.

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