Homemade Calzone Recipe – Make Amazing Food from Scratch!

Homemade Calzone Recipe

Homemade Calzone Recipe
By Jennifer Ripel,
September 23, 2013
This will always be my go-to meal when I don’t know what to make.  It’s easy, fun, and tastes so good!  Get your kids involved by getting them to add
their owncalzone filling items to the dough!  Always helps ensure they like what they are about to eat.  Great for school lunches too!Printable recipe at the end of the post.Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook time:7 minutes
Yield: 1 Calzone

Pizza Dough Ingredients:
– 2 tspn honey
– 2 1/2 tspn active dry yeast
– 3/4 cup warm water
– 2 cups flour + 1/4 cup for surface
– 1/2 tspn salt

Pizza Sauce Ingredients:
– 1 tbspn olive oil
– 1 whole tomato
– 1 large clove garlic
– 1/3 red onion
– 1/4 tspn pepper
– 1/4 tspn onion powder
– 1 tbspn fresh basil
– 2 tbspn water
– 2 tspn olive oil for top of calzone

Instructions:

Pizza Dough
Dissolve the honey and yeast in the warm water in a large bowl.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups of flour and salt to the yeast mixture.
Stir until a soft dough forms.
Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about five minutes.
Place dough in large bowl coated with cooking spray, turn to coat top.
Cover and let rise in warm area for 30 minutes.
Cut dough into four pieces, you can make them sized to your families appetite, I do two smaller pieces for the girls and two larger for us parents.
Roll into 1/4″ thick circles.

Pizza Sauce
Add all the ingredients into a hot skillet and cook until the tomatoes and peppers are nice and soft.
Remove from the heat and blend with a blender,food processor, or emulsifier until smooth.
Put back on the heat and reduce until nice and thick.
Taste and add more seasoning if needed.

To Make Your Calzone
Pre-heat your oven to 400*
Chop up any ingredients that you may want in your calzone, and get creative with this part! Mushrooms, peppers, cherry tomatoes, baby corn, olives,
spinach, german butter cheese, mozza…the list goes on!
Cover the inside circle of your calzone with the sauce, don’t get the outside edges, it will prevent it from sticking if you get it wet.
Add your filling to half of the calzone circle. Make it nice and full!
Flip the un-filled half of the calzone dough over top of the filled part. Pinch the edges nice and tight to prevent leaking cheese!
Cut three lines on the top of the calzone to let some of the steam out of your calzone, this will help prevent it from exploding.
Place in the oven, cook for 7 minutes then add a coating of olive oil to the top of the calzone, it should be partially cooked by this point and no longer
soft and doughy.
Cook until the top of your calzone is a golden brown, approximately another five to seven minutes.
Remove and cool down, then enjoy!
Cut in half to speed up the cooling process for children.

Roll dough 1/4" thick

Roll dough 1/4″ thick

Make pizza sauce

Make pizza sauce

Cover pizza dough in sauce

Cover pizza dough in sauce

Gather your fillings

Gather your fillings

Get your kids to make their own!

Get your kids to make their own!

Fill half of your calzone

Fill half of your calzone

Fold dough over filling and pinch sides

Fold dough over filling and pinch sides

Golden brown calzone

Golden brown calzone

Calzone

Calzone

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Homemade Calzone Recipe
Delicious homemade calzone. Kid friendly and made completely from scratch!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
37 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
37 min
Pizza Dough
  1. 2 tspn honey
  2. 2 1/2 tspn active dry yeast
  3. 3/4 cup warm water
  4. 2 cups flour + 1/4 cup for surface
  5. 1/2 tspn salt
Pizza Sauce
  1. 1 tbspn olive oil
  2. 1 whole tomato
  3. 1 large clove garlic
  4. 1/3 red onion
  5. 1/2 tspn salt
  6. 1/4 tspn pepper
  7. 1/4 tspn onion powder
  8. 1 tbspn fresh basil
  9. 2 tbspn water
  10. 2 tspn olive oil for top of calzone
  11. Toppings of your choice.
Pizza Dough
  1. Dissolve the honey and yeast in the warm water in a large bowl.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups of flour and salt to the yeast mixture.
  4. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  5. Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about
  6. five minutes.
  7. Place dough in large bowl coated with cooking spray, turn to coat top.
  8. Cover and let rise in warm area for 30 minutes.
  9. Cut dough into four pieces, you can make them sized to your families appetite, I do two smaller pieces for the girls and two larger for us parents.
  10. Roll into 1/4″ thick circles.
Pizza Sauce
  1. Add all the ingredients into a hot skillet and cook until the tomatoes and peppers are nice and soft. Remove from the heat and blend with a blender, food processor, or emulsifier until smooth. Put back on the heat and reduce until nice and thick.
  2. Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
  3. To Make Your Calzone!
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 400*
  5. Chop up any ingredients that you may want in your calzone, and get creative with this part! Mushrooms, peppers, cherry tomatoes, baby corn, olives, spinach, german butter cheese, mozza…the list goes on!
  6. Cover the inside circle of your calzone with the sauce, don’t get the outside edges, it will prevent it from sticking if you get it wet.
  7. Add your filling to half of the calzone circle. Make it nice and full!
  8. Flip the unfilled half of the calzone dough over top of the filled part.
  9. Pinch the edges nice and tight to prevent leaking cheese!
  10. Cut three lines on the top of the calzone to let some of the steam out of your calzone, this will help prevent it from exploding.
  11. Place in the oven, cook for 7 minutes then add a coating of olive oil to the top of the calzone, it should be partially cooked by this point and no longer
  12. soft and doughy.
  13. Cook until the top of your calzone is a golden brown, approximately another five to seven minutes.
  14. Remove and cool down, then enjoy!
Great tip
  1. Cut in half to speed up the cooling process for children.
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