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easy calzone recipe
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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: calzone, dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 500kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350. Roll out pizza dough on a baking sheet.
  • In the center of the dough, spread sauce,  cheese, then desired toppings.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.)
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil flakes, cut diagonally and ENJOY!



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


Calories: 500kcal