Homemade Calzones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Easy homemade calzones made with pizza dough, ricotta cheese and pepperoni.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza dough, ricotta cheese, mozarella cheese, pepperoni
Ingredients
Pizza dough; see note below
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasonings
  • 2 TBS. olive oil
  • 1 - 2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping
Instructions
  1. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pizza dough into a long rectangle shape.
  2. Spread the ricotta cheese down the center of the pizza dough.
  3. Place a layer of sliced pepperoni on top of the ricotta cheese.
  4. Spread the mozzarella cheese on top.
  5. Fold one side of the pizza dough over the center of the calzone and then fold the other side over tucking the ends in.
  6. Cover the calzone with a clean dish towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  7. Place the calzones on a pizza stone or baking tray that is lined with parchment paper
  8. Brush the calzone with the olive oil and sprinkle the Italian seasonings on top.
  9. Bake in a hot 435 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are browned.
Recipe Notes

You can use homemade pizza dough or store-bought pizza dough. I've even used pizza dough purchased from our favorite pizzeria.

You can customize the calzones and use whichever fillings are your family's favorite.

You can even divide the pizza dough into 2 to 4 pieces and create individual calzones.

This recipe is just a guideline.  You may need more than 2 cups of ricotta cheese depending on how you roll out the pizza dough.