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Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Yield: 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.



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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.


  • 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.


To save time, use store bought pizza dough.
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Dinner
Author: Chelsea Cole
Calories: 1110kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 52g, Fat: 84g, Saturated Fat: 30g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 254mg, Sodium: 6842mg, Potassium: 2328mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 3260IU, Vitamin C: 41mg, Calcium: 611mg, Iron: 10mg
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