Homemade Calzone: Your Guide to Irresistible Italian Pizza Pockets

Our tempting calzone recipe will take you on a gourmet tour of Italy. A folded pizza pocket with a delicate, golden-brown dough that encases a symphony of flavors is this classic Italian treat. In addition to being a delicious dinner, calzones are a flexible choice for gatherings, outings, or a quick lunch. Due to its portability, it is simple to share with loved ones or enjoy while on the go.

Discover the true flavor of Italy with our delicious recipe. Enjoy the flavorful variety of ingredients, melty cheese, and crispy crust that make every bite a pleasure to savor. With this Italian classic which perfectly encapsulates comfort food, up your pizza game.

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 45 mins

Servings: 8

Calzone Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 lb. pizza dough
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoni
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup salami
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

Instructions:

  1. Turn the oven on to 475 °F. Line the baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Cut the dough into eight pieces of similar size. Make a circle that is 1/4″ thick out of each piece.
  3. Place the toppings (pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, salami, and ricotta) on half of each circle. To enable sealing them, be sure to leave the edges tidy. Crimp the edges after folding the side over the filling.
  4. Calzones should be spaced apart on a baking sheet. Each calzone should have a tiny vent cut into the top. Apply oil to the tops and then top with parmesan cheese. Bake for fifteen minutes, till it’s golden brown.

Notes:

Be inventive while selecting your fillings! Try experimenting with various cheeses, meats, and veggies to develop flavor fusions that are special to you.

Don’t overfill them; doing so could cause leaks or make it harder to close the edges. For proper sealing and to maintain a good balance, use the right amount of filler.

The edges of the calzone can be sealed in a variety of ways, including by pressing, folding, or pinching with a fork. Pick a sealing method that works best for you and also creates a tight seal to stop filling leakage during baking.

Nutritional Values:

Calories: 252 Kcal, Carbs: 56g, Protein: 26g, Fats: 28g

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is calzone dough different from pizza dough?

Calzone dough is fundamentally different from pizza dough in that it has a higher water to flour ratio, which makes it feel softer and more flexible.

Q: Is calzone more unhealthy than a pizza?

Are you aware that a typical calzone contains more than 1000 calories? Pizza, on the other hand, has about 300 calories per slice. So even though they technically share the same flavors and components, they don’t. Make a good choice because a calzone can equate to three slices of pizza!

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