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!
- Salmon Calzones
These delicious calzones have a filling made from four kinds of cheese, vegetables, and canned salmon. Serve them with a dipping sauce made from seafood cocktail sauce.
- Turkey and Stuffing Calzones
This super simple five ingredient recipe is perfect for using leftovers from a Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey.
- Chicken BBQ Calzones
Bacon, barbecue sauce, cooked chicken, and Cheddar cheese make these calzones rich and hearty.
- Breakfast Calzone
For breakfast on the run, it's hard to beat this recipe. Scrambled eggs form the filling. You can omit the pork sausage if you'd like; just add another 3 eggs to the recipe.
- Sausage Calzones
A pie crust is used to make these delicious calzones. Red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and ricotta cheese add flavor and color, and chopped walnuts add a bit of crunch.
- Chicken Pesto Calzones
Chicken, pesto, and peas nestle into a cream cheese base in these easy and delicious calzones. They're my new favorite!
- Meatball Calzones
Puff pastry and frozen meatballs are the secret ingredients in this fabulous recipe. These stuffed pizzas are hearty, easy, and delicious.
- Pizza Calzones
Combine pizza sauce, pepperoni, and some cheese for flavorful and easy calzones made with refrigerated pizza crust.
- Spinach Calzones
Frozen chopped spinach, plus sauteed onions and garlic are used in these easy calzones. Frozen bread dough forms the crisp and tender crust.
- Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper Calzones
Another calzone made with pie crust! This one uses those great meatless crumbles along with roasted red bell peppers and pine nuts. Yum.
- Broccoli Bacon Calzones
And finally, broccoli and bacon, two delicious partners, made the filling of these easy calzones. Serve with a dipping sauce made from chili sauce and pizza sauce.