Ham and Chile-Cheddar Calzones Recipe

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Ava Lucas Modified: March 21, 2022
Ham and Chile-Cheddar Calzones Recipe

How To Make Ham and Chile-Cheddar Calzones

Pizza dough is packed with pimiento, ham, and arugula for these tasty cheddar calzones. It’s topped with extra cheese then baked until crisp and golden.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • all-purpose flour
  • 2lbsfrozen pizza dough,thawed
  • 2poblano chiles
  • 2cupfarmstead cheddar cheese,packed
  • 2tbsppimientos,jarred
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½lbsmoked ham
  • 8ozarugula,(2 bunches)


  1. Preheat a large baking sheet in a 500 degrees F oven for 10 minutes and carefully spray it with oil.

  2. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured work surface, roll or stretch each ball of dough into a 9-inch round.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the chiles, 1¾ cups of the cheddar, the pimientos, a pinch of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper; mash to a coarse paste with a fork.

  4. Arrange the ham on the bottom half of each dough round. Top with the arugula and season lightly with salt and pepper.

  5. Spread the chile-cheddar mixture over the arugula to within ½ inch of the edge, pressing it slightly to compact.

  6. Fold the top half of the dough over the filling, pressing to release any trapped air; pinch the edges to seal.

  7. Transfer the calzones to the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of cheddar on top and bake for 8 minutes, or until golden and crisp.


  • Calories: 992.20kcal
  • Fat: 32.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.78g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 126.22g
  • Fiber: 7.80g
  • Sugar: 4.44g
  • Protein: 48.41g
  • Cholesterol: 79.79mg
  • Sodium: 2343.26mg
  • Calcium: 725.95mg
  • Potassium: 696.08mg
  • Iron: 8.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 252.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 41.18mg
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