Turkey and Stuffing Calzones

Turkey and stuffing calzones

​The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings

There are many ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers, but not many use only five ingredients. This Turkey and Stuffing Calzone combines two of the holiday's main dishes with cheese and pizza dough to create hot and flavorful meal.

A calzone is basically a stuffed pizza. Filling is put on some type of dough, then folded over and the edges are sealed. Everything bakes until the crust is crisp and the filling is hot and melty.


  • 2 cups cooked turkey (chopped)
  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 cups cheese (shredded)
  • 2 (11-ounce) tubes refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 egg (beaten)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for calzone
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  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

    Baking trays
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  3. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, stuffing, and cheese and mix lightly with your hands.

    Combine turkey, stuffing, cheese
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  4. Open the tubes of pizza dough and spread the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface. Cut each square of dough in half to make equal rectangles.

    Spread dough
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  5. Mound 1 1/2 cups of the turkey mixture on one half of each of the rectangles, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.

    Turkey mixture on dough
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  6. Fold half of the pizza dough over the stuffing to enclose. Press and fold the edges to seal.

    Fold pizza dough
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  7. Cut vent holes or slits in the top of each calzone. Brush each with some of the beaten egg.

    Egg wash
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  8. Carefully place each calzone on the prepared baking sheets, two per sheet.

    Put on baking sheets
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  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the calzones are nicely browned and the filling is very hot.

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  10. Let stand on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

    Wire rack
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  11. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve calzones
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  • Save time by using refrigerated pizza dough.
  • You can also use any type of cheese in this fabulous recipe. Just make sure you measure carefully—if the calzones are overstuffed, they will split while they bake.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe, depending on how much leftovers you have and how many you want to feed.