20 Minute Easy Calzones (made with pitas!)

Craving calzones? Skip the homemade dough (or even the store bought!) and reach for a package of pitas instead. With a filling of mozzarella, ricotta, and pepperoni, you can't go wrong.


Pita Calzones – 2 pitas, with pockets – 1/2 cup diced fresh mozzarella, or shredded mozzarella – 1/3 cup quartered pepperonis – 1/4 cup ricotta – 1/4 cup grated parmesan – 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning – 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional Dipping Sauce – 1 cup tomato sauce – 1 tsp Italian seasoning – 1/2 tsp kosher salt – 1/2 tsp garlic powder – 1/2 tsp onion powder – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F or air fryer to 380 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients for calzones except the pitas.

Cut the pitas down the middle with a sharp knife. Open the pocket of each side and stuff each pita with a quarter of the filling.

Place the pitas on a baking sheet or in the basket of your air fryer and bake for 8 minutes, or until all the cheese has melted and the top is toasty.

While the pitas are baking, mix together all ingredients for the dipping sauce in a bowl.

Serve pitas with dipping sauce.