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homemade calzone recipe

Homemade Calzone Recipe

Homemade Calzone Recipe is easy to make. Famous as calzone pizza! Filled with pizza sauce, stuffed with pepperoni, and mozzarella. Watch Video
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: calzone, calzone pizza, calzone recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Pizza Dough Resting: 2 hours
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 Persons
Calories: 479kcal


  • Pizza Dough Ingredients:
  • Water - 100 ml
  • Instant yeast - 11gms
  • Sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1 Tsp
  • All-purpose flour - 2.5 Cups
  • Oil - ½ Cup
  • Stuffing:
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni / Salami
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Chopped Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Olive Oil for brushing


  • Preparation of Pizza Dough:
  • In a deep bowl, add water, sugar and yeast.
  • Mix well and and cover for 10 minutes to rise.
  • After 10 minutes, add salt, all purpose flour and oil.
  • Mix well and make a soft dough.
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes and keep it in bowl by drizzling a tsp of olive oil.
  • Cover and let it rest for 2 hours to get rise.
  • After 2 hours the pizza dough will be ready to make calzone.
  • Take it out, punch the air and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Distribute in portion and take a small portion and roll in a circular shape.
  • Arrange the Stuffing
  • First, make a layer of pizza sauce, then pepperoni and add some veggies.
  • Fill with mozzerlla cheese.
  • Fold it like a half moon (Crescent shape).
  • Twist the edges to seal it properly.
  • Prepare all the calzones.
  • Prepare the pizza tray.
  • Place Aluminum foil and brush it with oil.
  • Now place all the calzone on it and brush the top part with oil.
  • Prepare to Bake!
  • Place in preheated oven 220°C or 238°F.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Soft and fluffy calzone pizza is ready to serve.
  • Topped with Marinara sauce or and available sauce that goes well with calzones.
  • Enjoy!


  1. If using store-bought pizza dough then make sure to bring it to room temperature after taking it out from the refrigerator.
  2. Homemade pizza dough should be properly kneaded and smooth in texture. Make sure the yeast has fully risen after resting. 
  3. Manage the thickness of the crust. You can keep it thin or thick as per your choice. After baking fermented dough will rise and will become thick in texture. So if you want thin and roll it accordingly.
  4. Don't overfill the toppings otherwise, it can break or stuffing come out during baking.
  5. Make sure to give it a nice seal from the edges.
  6. Manage the cheese topping wisely in the fold. During baking, if you are using ricotta then it may release water that needs to properly cook. Mozzarella is good to have as it properly cooked while baking.
  7. Brush the calzone with egg wash or simply with olive oil.
  8. Properly manage the baking temperature. Bake at 220°C Or 428°F. 15 minutes are enough to bake.


Calories: 479kcal