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Calzones

4.9 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 Large Calzones
This calzones recipe is completely from scratch, including the homemade dough, but it's easier than you think! You could cook in the oven or on the grill.

Ingredients  

Dough:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups flour

Sauce:

  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Filling:

  • 1 cup mozzarella, cubed
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni
  • 1 cup hot Italian sausage, cooked
  • 1/2 tsp chopped, fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp chopped, fresh oregano

Topping:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions 

For the dough:

  • Gently whisk the water, yeast, and sugar together. Let sit until proofed and foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and olive oil and mix until combined.
  • Using the dough hook on your standing mixer, slowly add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is no longer sticky.
  • Using the dough hook, knead the dough for four minutes. Let rest for three minutes. Knead for another four minutes.
  • Coat a bowl with olive oil, add the dough, and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and let rise until doubled, about one hour.

For the sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat. Taste and adjust as necessary.
  • Let cook over low heat for at least 20 minutes, up to an hour.

Assembly:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Set pizza stone in oven to get hot.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts. Roll out and fold over evenly.
  • Stuff each calzone with equal parts of the filling ingredients. Roll the edges of the calzone up to seal in ingredients.
  • Whisk together the egg and water. Brush the tops of the stuffed calzones. Sprinkle with parmesan and Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce on the side for dunking.

Notes

To save time, use store bought pizza dough.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Calzones
Amount per Serving
Calories
1110
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
84
g
129
%
Saturated Fat
 
30
g
188
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
254
mg
85
%
Sodium
 
6842
mg
297
%
Potassium
 
2328
mg
67
%
Carbohydrates
 
42
g
14
%
Fiber
 
10
g
42
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
52
g
104
%
Vitamin A
 
3260
IU
65
%
Vitamin C
 
41
mg
50
%
Calcium
 
611
mg
61
%
Iron
 
10
mg
56
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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