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Easy Calzone Recipe – How to Make Calzones

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This Easy Calzones Recipe will take your favorite pizza and wrap it into something super tasty and impressive! Making calzones has never been so simple!

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Easy Calzones Recipe

My family LOVES making homemade pizza, so we make a different variation almost weekly. The kids are always at my side when we make our pizzas because they like to control the ingredients. And that’s a beautiful thing with homemade pizza recipes – you add what you want and skip what you don’t!

This calzones recipe is a fun twist on a classic pizza. It starts with your favorite pizza dough (homemade or store-bought) and then you add the toppings of your choosing. But the difference comes in the presentation – the dough get braided before you bake it and the end result looks impressive!

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You can fool your family and dinner guests into thinking you’re some gourmet chef, but the reality is that these Calzones are SO EASY to make! (But that can stay our little secret!) 

Here is a classic Pepperoni Pizza Calzone, but the flavor options are totally endless, so you can get as fancy with this calzones recipe as you’d like!

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How to Make Easy Calzones - Somewhat Simple

Easy Calzone Recipe

This Easy Calzones Recipe will take your favorite pizza and wrap it into something super tasty and impressive! Making calzones has never been so simple!

Easy Calzone Recipe

This Easy Calzones Recipe will take your favorite pizza and wrap it into something super tasty and impressive! Making calzones has never been so simple!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1-2 cups sauce - marinara Alfredo, BBQ etc.
  • 1-2 cups cheese - mozzarella cheddar, pepper jack etc.
  • 1 -2 cups toppings - pepperoni sausage, bacon, pineapple, bell peppers, olives, onions etc.
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp. dried basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out pizza dough on a baking sheet.
  2. In the center of the dough, spread sauce,  cheese, then desired toppings.
  3. Cut 1″ strips all the way down each long side of dough from the edge of the filling to the outer edge of the dough to weave with.
  4. "Braid" the bread by starting with the strips in each top corner, laying them over the filling and criss crossing over each other. Continue braiding and tuck the last braid under when you get to the end.
  5. Brush the braided dough with melted butter, then bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. (Some dough will take longer or should be baked at a higher temperature. Please check your the directions on your pizza dough for temperature and cook times.)
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil flakes, cut diagonally and ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

All ingredients (except pizza dough) are approx. measurements. You can use as much or as little as you'd like!

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