Calzones

My son loves it when we have pizza night. I make the pizza dough and have everyone’s favorite toppings lined up buffet style so we can each make our own unique pizza. Chicken, pesto, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, cheeses, spinach, and mushroom are generally the favorites around here. But you know what? We’ve really love to use our pizza dough for making calzones, too.

 

They are like little pockets of deliciousness as you cut into them and their ooey, gooey goodness is revealed. And if you are in a big hurry, you really don’t even have to use a fork with them, which makes them all the more interesting to my son.

Here’s how I make them.

Calzones

Perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4
Calories: 0
Author: Robyn Stone

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Your favorite toppings: ricotta cheese mozzarella cheese, vegetables, chicken, pepperoni, or beef

Instructions

  • Sprinkle yeast on top of warm water.
  • Allow to sit while you prepare other ingredients.
  • Combine flour and sea salt in bowl of stand mixer or food processor.
  • Slowly drizzle in olive oil, then honey, then yeast and water mixture.
  • Combine until forms a soft ball.
  • Drizzle olive oil into a glass or metal bowl, being sure to cover the sides of the bowl.
  • Remove dough ball from mixer or food processor and place dough into prepared bowl.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and place in a 200 degree oven for about 10 minutes to double in size.
  • Remove from oven and punch the dough down.
  • Cover again with damp cloth and return to 200 degree oven.
  • Allow to rise again, approximately 30 minutes. Remove from oven and place portion of dough on pan lightly dusted with corn meal.
  • Top one half of dough with favorite pizza toppings, fold one half of dough over the other and crease edges to form a seal.
  • Cut three holes in top of crust to allow steam to vent.
  • Bake in oven or on grill for approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees until crust has turned a light golden brown.

Enjoy!
Robyn xoxo

 

29 comments on “Calzones”

  1. I love these! I don’t think I’ve had a calzone since I was a kid, you have my Italian roots stirring, I’ll have to try these!

  2. YUM! cant wait to try these!!

  3. OMW, send one my way please ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It’s funny you should post this. I have a batch of pizza dough chilling in my fridge, just waiting to be used. ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS – Love using honey in my dough!

  5. Those look so great! I’ve never made a calzone. How is that possible? My family will go nuts over these! Thank you my dear!

  6. These look incredible Robin!! Mmmm, perfect lunch or dinner!

  7. I keep meaning to try some new calzones for hubs to have for lunch. Thanks for the reminder! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. That is one beautiful calzone, Robyn! Love your pictures!!!

  9. These look really good… and I love how versatile the dough is! I never would have thought to make enough for pizza and calzones… (and/or that is!) You are such an out of the box thinker! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Do you know I’ve never made a calzone? Well, I’m about to correct that! These look so delicious and quite easy. Thanks for a great recipe, Robin!

  11. I grew up on calzones, but have not had them in ages. What a great reminder!

  12. These look amazing! I love using leftover pizza dough to make calzones!

  13. We make pizza all the time but never calzones. Must rectify that soon!

  14. What’s not to love about a portable pizza! Calzones are so much fun.

  15. love calzones – the ‘pant leg’ and don’t make them at home – ever!! you gor girl!!

  16. These are such a simple and delightful bakes..and you made it look all so easy! Love the fillings and the gooey inside.

  17. Robyn, this is the PERFECT Friday night dinner. I’m bookmarking this for next week…. though I may take the easy way out and stop at Trader Joe’s for the dough. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a super weekend!

  18. I love the addition of honey to the dough, yum!

  19. I love how portable calzones are. We make them and then head outside to eat when it’s nice out.

  20. Those calzones look amazing. We love a good calzone around here too ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week!

  21. Calzones are one of our favorite freezer meals too – we love making them and freezing them then pulling ’em out on busy nights! Looks delicious

  22. I love calzones! These look great!

  23. oooo! Those look amazing! Such a great filling choice!

  24. You don’t bake the calzones at 200* once they are assembled do you? Hoping to try this tonight with the ingredients we have been using to make homemade pizza.

  25. What temperature are you supposed to bake them at? 200? or something else? Also, if I don’t have a food processor or stand mixer is it still possible to make these? Sometimes making dough by kneading with hands can be hard since I have a little one running around all the time.

  26. CouLd you possibly update the recipe with what temp you’re supposed to finally cook them at and for approx how long. Thanks

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