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Easy calzone recipe

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My husband has had an operation recently. One of the first things that he asked for, when he started to feel better, was a calzone. I decided to knock up this easy calzone recipe.

It is so simple to make, fun to prepare and delicious too. The total cost of this calzone, including ingredients, for two people, is well under £2! Depending on the fillings you want. 

I’m so happy with this easy calzone recipe that I’m already looking forward to making it again! Skip near the end of this recipe to go straight to my easy calzone recipe card.

Easy calzone recipe - a look at my finished calzone

Ingredients for my easy calzone recipe

This dough is my pizza dough recipe. You can make this in a bread maker or you can make it by hand.

1/2 teaspoon yeast

300g strong white flour

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

170ml water

Pizza toppings of your choice

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Method for my easy calzone recipe

Make the dough and leave it to rise in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into two, to make two calzones.

I rolled my dough out like a pizza dough, into two large circles.

Then I dressed half the dough with homemade tomato sauce (reduced down), chorizo, ham, mushrooms and peppers. Then I added some cubes of mozzarella. You can use whatever filling you like. 

Fold the dough over to make a half circle. Crimp the edges. I used a fork and it gave the desired result.

Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes on gas mark 6. I had two calzones in the oven so midway I swapped the pizza trays over. Once it was browning it was ready. This easy calzone recipe really is easy! It is cheap too, particularly compared to going out for dinner which is what my husband wanted to do.

There are so many options for fillings for this easy calzone recipe. You could use your favourite pizza toppings or you could just fill it with chocolate spread and marshmallows. Yum!

Stuffed crust pizza made with dough from the breadmaker

Looking for some tasty calzone fillings?

My homemade pasta sauce works really well as a base filling, and then I love to use any combinations of meat and vegetables that works well on a pizza.

Also, we LOVE to use sweet fillings too, like marshmallow fluff and chocolate spread, or biscoff spread and chocolate spread.

Chicken and chorizo has to be one of my favourite ever fillings!

Can you make a calzone in the air fryer?

Absolutely!! Just follow my recipe and start off with 1/2 the cooking time. Check it and if needed add another couple of minutes on. The air fryer always cooks things a lot faster I find, so 1/3 – 1/2 less time should be perfect, but it’ll depend on the size of your calzone and your air fryer, so keep a close eye on it.

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Products I use when making my easy calzone recipe:

The links below are affiliate links.

*Panasonic Breadmaker SD2501  / *Dough Scraper / *Pizza Tray / *Baking Liners

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How to make my easy calzone recipe:

easy calzone recipe

Course Main Course
Keyword dough, pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 Calzones
Calories 588 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 300 g strong white flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 170 ml water
  • pizza toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Make your dough and leave it to rise in a warm place, for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Divide the dough into two, to make two calzones.

  3. Roll your dough out like pizza dough, into a large circle.

  4. Dress half the dough with tomato puree/homemade pizza sauce and the toppings of your choice. I personally like chorizo, ham, mushrooms & peppers. Then I add cubes of mozzarella.

  5. Fold the dough over on to itself. 

  6. Crimp the edges. I use a fork as it gives the desired effect in seconds.

  7. Brush the outside with melted butter if you want to. I usually skip this to save time.

  8. Cook at gas mark 6 (200C) for around 20 minutes. I use both shelves and swap them over halfway through. It’s ready when the dough is brown. 

Recipe Notes

There are so many options for fillings for this easy calzone recipe. You could use your favourite pizza toppings or you could just fill it with chocolate spread and marshmallows. Yum!

Calories do not include chosen toppings.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Like this easy calzone recipe? Fancy trying one of my other recipes? Here are some great ones:

Chicken, spinach & filo pie

Cheese & onion quiche

Delicious beef hotpot

Sausage cassoulet

Bacon mac and cheese pasta bake made with air fryer bacon

Moroccan lamb burgers

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