Calzone Recipes

These are super easy stuffed calzone recipes

Pepperoni calzone


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Calzones, or stuffed pizzas, are a fun twist on the classic recipe. In Italian, the word means 'stocking' or 'hanging fold'. A pizza crust is rolled out, then a filling is added, part of the crust is folded over on the filling and everything is sealed up tight, then the whole thing is baked until crispy and brown.

You can use pie crust, bread dough, or pizza dough for the crust. Just make sure you roll the crust out evenly and don't make any holes or thin spots where the filling could break through as it bakes. And be sure not to overstuff the calzones. They can split as they bake if there's too much filling for the crust to hold.

Use your imagination when thinking about calzone fillings. They can be made with chicken, pepperoni, or ground beef, or basically any leftover. I love the calzone made with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Serve alone or with a dipping sauce like marinara or a mixture of sour cream and mustard. Enjoy!

Calzone Recipes

  • Turkey and Stuffing Calzones
    This super simple five-ingredient recipe is perfect for using leftovers from a Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey.
  • Chicken and Pastry Puff Pastry
    Puff pastry and chicken are the secret ingredients in this fabulous recipe. These stuffed treats are hearty, easy, and delicious.
  • Sausage Stuffed Calzones
    Combine pizza sauce, sausage, and some cheese for flavorful and easy calzones made with refrigerated pizza crust.
  • Pizza Empanadas
    And finally, these empanadas are similar to calzones (stuffed pizza) and are the perfect option for meals on the go, snacks, fancy appetizers, or even desserts.