Easy Homemade Calzone Recipe

Need kid-friendly but filling recipe for you and your kids? This Homemade Calzone recipe is perfect for those cold days when you need a great cooking distraction. Whether you make the dough from scratch or use store-bought dough, this recipe is simple and fun, letting you get a little extra creative in the kitchen.

Easy Homemade Calzone Recipe

How To Make Easy Homemade Calzone

It's like a pizza but folded. Inside you get a gooey texture from different cheeses and a tasty mix of meat and broccoli.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 7 oz pizza dough
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 cup ricotta, drained
  • cup sandwich ham, sliced into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp water, add more for brushing
  • tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered
  • ground black pepper, to season
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • cornmeal, for dusting

To serve:

  • ¼ cup marinara sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F then line your baking sheet with parchment paper and dust with cornmeal.

  2. Dust your working area with flour, then place your pizza dough on it.

  3. Roll and stretch out the dough until roughly 9-inches wide and ⅛-inch thick.

  4. Lightly flatten the edges, then sprinkle the mozzarella in the middle of the dough. Note that the edges should not be thicker than the center of the dough.

  5. Top with chopped ham and ricotta, then season with ground black pepper.

  6. Lightly moisten the edges of your pizza dough with water, then fold over the top, stretching it towards the opposite end and past the fillings. Tap to seal.

  7. Either crimp the dough together, going around to seal or make creases along the edges with a fork by pressing firmly around the C-shaped edge where the two halves meet.

  8. Transfer your calzone onto your dusted baking sheet, then slice a few holes on top to vent out the steam while baking.

  9. In a small mixing bowl, beat your egg and 3 tablespoons of water together. Brush your egg wash all over your calzone.

  10. Lastly, sprinkle all over with parmesan cheese and bake for roughly 20 minutes or until golden brown. You may see some liquid coming out from the calzone during baking and burning to the baking sheet. Do not be alarmed as that is part of the baking process.

  11. Once baked, allow to cool briefly before serving with marinara sauce.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 241mg
  • Calories: 273kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 123mg
  • Protein: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 572mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 485IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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