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Calzones Recipe

You can find Calzones at a lot of your favorite pizza places and in grocery stores. Now you can make them yourself from home with this simple and easy recipe. If you are not familiar with calzones- calzones are Italian turnovers made with traditionally pizza ingredients. There are a lot of different fillings for calzones and like a pizza, you can easily tweak this dish to your tastes. For this recipe you are making your own crust, but if you want to save some time you could get a box mix or a can of pizza crust dough from the grocery store. Serve with garlic bread or bread sticks. Enjoy.

(Makes 2 Calzones)

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Calzones Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • Dough-
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 cup water (warm)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • Filling-
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 green pepper (diced)
  • 2 slices of onion (diced)
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1lb Italian sausage (cooked)
  • 1 small package sliced pepperoni
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • butter (melted, for brushing)



  1. To make the dough- dissolve yeast in 1 cup of warm water. In a large bowl mix sugar, oil, salt, and flour.
  2. Add water/yeast mixture and mix together until smooth. Knead well and cover and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  3. While the dough is resting. In a separate bowl mix mushrooms, green pepper, Italian sausage, onion, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, garlic salt, and pepperoni.
  4. Split the dough in half and roll out each half on a floured surface into a 10” circle. Place 1-2 cups of sauce in the center of each circle of dough. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Fold over and crimp shut. Place calzones on a greased cookie sheet.
    Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.
  6. After 15 minutes into the baking remove from the oven and brush lightly with melted butter. Return calzones to the oven and allow them to finish cooking.



  1. HoneyB says:

    Grumpy love’s calzones! AND he loves them the way you made them here. A lot of places when you go out don’t have the sauce in the calzone and they just give you sauce to dip in.

  2. Ivy says:

    We call these bourekia in Greece using the same dough but with different fillings. I would like to try this one as well, as I love the filling ingredients in it.

  3. Eric says:

    I haven’t tasted them before, BUT they look good, the sound good, they feel good and EVEN they smell good, AND I know once I taste them, they are going to taste good too.
    Thanx for posting this nice recipe. Keep up the good work.

  4. Chelle says:

    I absolutely love calzones, but it seems like I always have problems where the bread dough doesn’t cook all the way in the middle but burns on the outside…I think it’s a combination of my 1950’s oven that probably needs an obsolete heating element and not rolling the dough thin enough…I thought I had it perfect last week when I tried to make them again, but alas, same old story. Oh well, they’re good even when I do screw them up. 🙂

  5. Sara says:

    i was also worried about the bread part but it came out so perfect. bobby thanks alot i love your recepies.

    (i think the dough came out perfect because u gave the exact mesurement for how big the cirkle should be 10 inch usually i have problems with baking) i will use this bread for many other recepies.

  6. Kent says:

    Bobby, I’m making these next, but after adding the butter, how long do you think they’d need to continue baking to be finished?

  7. Felia says:

    I tried this recipe today, and everybody liked it!!!The smell, taste, look, everything was perfect, and even my brother who worked in pizza place before admitted that these calzones are much more delicious!!!Thank you Bob for it!

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