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Crazy for Calzones! - 31 recipes

Little pockets of deliciousness, calzones are the perfect hand held pizza pie. They are filled with a variety of ingredients, from the classic marinara, meat and cheese, to ricotta and broccoli. Make them small for appetizers, or super large to cut up for the family dinner.

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By carvalhohm

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (54 Votes)
Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones 1 Picture
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Servings 8
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 50

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dried instant minced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped hamburger pickle slices
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 Italian plum tomato, thinly sliced, if desired
  • 4 (3/4-ounce) slices American or Cheddar cheese, each cut in half
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 egg, beaten

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Brushing the dough with egg creates a gorgeous, deep golden-brown crust for this calzone filled with salami, provol...

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 pound shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 (13.8-ounce) tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced salami, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 cups giardiniera (pickled mixed vegetables), drained
  • 1/4 pound provolone cheese, sliced
4.5/5 (83 Votes)

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Homemade from scratch crisped golden brown calzones stuffed with 3 cheeses, Italian sausage and broccoli rabe

  • DOUGH:
  • 4 cups 4 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting work surface
  • 1 envelope 1 envelope instant yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon warm water (about 110° F (43°C)
  • FILLING:
  • 15-ounce container 15-ounce container whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (2-cups)
  • 1 1/2 ounces 1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 large 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces 8 ounces hot or sweet Italian sausage
  • 12 ounces 12 ounces broccoli rabe
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing on the shaped calzones
  • Kosher salt for sprinkling the calzones
4.6/5 (22 Votes)

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Make ahead calzones are bomb! Calzone lovers this recipe if for you! Nothing better than being able to have a delic...

  • 1 batch thin-crust pizza dough or 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough
  • 3 cups filling any favorite combination of cooked meat, cooked veggies, and cheese
  • Olive oil or melted butter, optional
  • Equipment
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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The calzones can be assembled up to 2 hours ahead

  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian pork sausage (or use Jimmy Dean cooked turkey sausage "crumbles")
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (10.2-ounces) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (5 biscuits)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (2-ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato pasta sauce, heated
4.4/5 (18 Votes)

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Simple to make and oh so yummy! This classic creamy, ooey gooey cheesy pepperoni calzone is a great meal no one can...

  • 1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 ounces pepperoni, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
5/5 (2 Votes)

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A family recipe that is great for anytime of day - breakfast, lunch or dinner

  • 1 pizza dough recipe (makes 2 pizza crusts)
  • 2 pounds sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 3/4 cups grated mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • 2 raw eggs, beaten
  • 1 raw egg beaten w/ some water for egg wash
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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Did you know calzone means stuffed pants in Italian? Well this calzone stuffed with pepperoni, sausage, Canadian ba

  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup water, 120° to 130°F
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon (1 package) Red Star Quick Rise or Platinum Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Pizza sauce, plus additional for serving
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup black olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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These tuna melt calzones, a spin on classic tuna melts, are a great way to make use of tuna and frozen pizza doughs

  • 2 (170 gram) cans solid white tuna, water packed, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 (450 gram) ball frozen pizza dough, defrosted
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Busy lives call for quick recipes

  • 1 can refrigerated classic pizza crust
  • 1 1/3 cups refrigerated original barbecue sauce with shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or Cheddar cheese (2-ounces)
4.4/5 (23 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink

  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tube (13.8-ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Who doesn't like a good ole calzone stuffed with spinach, cheese and mushrooms

  • 1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1 1/3 cups cremini or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup (3-ounces) crumbled blue cheese
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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Fast and easy to make

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup cooked and chopped chicken (or ham, pepperoni, sausage)
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (10-ounces) can refrigerate pizza crust (or homemade crust)
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Cooking this ground beef recipe in a cast iron skillet transforms a calzone into a hearty kid-friendly casserole th...

  • 1 pound ground beef or uncooked ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (1-pound) portion fresh pizza dough* or one 1-pound portion frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or shredded Italian blend cheeses (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped red, green, and/or yellow sweet peppers (2 small)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Marinara sauce, warmed
  • Snipped fresh parsley and/or crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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These fun Heart Shaped Calzones are the perfect dinner for that special someone in your life

  • desired fillings such as:
  • 2 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
  • shredded cheese
  • cubed ham or turkey
  • pepperoni
  • bacon pieces
  • pineapple pieces
  • chopped green pepper
  • chopped olives
  • pizza sauce for dipping
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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