Homemade Calzone Recipe

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This Homemade Calzone Recipe is baked perfectly, so crispy with a delicious spinach and mushroom filling makes it a best weekday meal or appetizer that you can make in no time! homemade calzone recipe served in plate

What is calzone?

Calzone is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza that originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is a pizza dough with the variation of stuffing like meat, veggies, ham, salami inside.

Why this recipe homemade calzone recipe works:

1. Freshly baked always taste better
2. Ingredients are super simple and pantry friendly
3. There are so many variations/filling that you can make with the basic calzone recipe.

Is there any difference between pizza dough and calzone dough?

The pizza dough and calzone dough are the same. Basically that one wonder dough can be made flat to make pizza, folded to make calzone and spiraled to make stromboli.

What is in the calzone filling?

we have made a vegetarian calzone recipe so the ingredients are

mushroom,

spinach,

garlic,

olive oil, and

spices.

How to make calzones:

calzone ingredients are taken in small bowl
These all the ingredients to make mushroom and spinach calzone( onion is not in this picture). Here is the recipe to make the best homemade pizza dough
chopped garlic is being cooked in saute pan
Heat up olive oil, add chopped garlic and let it sizzle for a minute.
chopped onion and garlic are being cooked in suate pan
Then, add chopped onion, cook for 2 mins till the onions turn translucent.
sliced mushroom is being added to saute pan
Add in sliced mushroom,
spices are being added to mushroom in saute pan
Add in chili flakes, pepper powder, and salt.
mushroom is being cooked in saute pan
Stir and cook for 4 to 5 mins, till the mushrooms are cooked.
chopped spinach is added to saute pan
Turn off the heat, add spinach leaves, the heat from the pan is enough to cook the spinach.
spinach and mushroom is being cooked in saute pan
It takes around 1 or 2 mins to cook the spinach leaves.
a bowl of dough and another bowl of spinach filling is taken
I have taken the pizza dough and mushroom and spinach stuffing.
dough is being rolled to disc
Roll the pizza dough to a thin circle
spinach and mushroom filling is being added to rolled disc
Spoon some mushroom and spinach filling to one corner.
calzone dough is being folded
Gently fold the dough
sides of the calzone dough is being sealed using fork
seal the corners using a fork.
calzone recipe is being kept on the baking tray
Dust some flour onto the baking tray and place the calzone. make 3 slits on top of the calzone.
Brush some olive oil. Now it is ready to pop into the oven.Bake for 200 degrees C/ 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 mins, brushing halfway through.

homemade vegetarian calzone is on the baking tray

calzone recipe is served on the plate

Tips to make the best homemade calzone recipe:

1. I have made about three large calzones for the dough I have taken, you may also create 6 to 7 mini calzones, depends on how you serve.

2. I brushed olive oil on top, you may also egg whitewash to get a nice golden color.

3. Always cook the veggies or any meats before you stuff into the calzone.

Variations:

Cheese: You can use mozzarella cheese or any type of cheese for the stuffing.
Vegetables: You may use soya chunks, cauliflower, broccoli basically any vegetables that you like. Cook them before you add to the dough.
Meats: You may use meatball, chicken, salami, sausages. Cook with the spices before you add to the dough.

FAQ:

How do you serve calzone?

Calzone can be served with marinara sauce/ any tomato sauce.

Can I freeze calzone?

Freeze the unbaked calzone in a single layer on the baking tray and transfer to a zip lock bag and freeze up to 3 months.

close up shot of sliced calzone

Other similar recipes you may like to try:

White Sauce Pasta

Pasta Carbonara

Red Sauce Pasta

Classic Ratatouille Pasta

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Homemade Calzone Recipe


Description

This Homemade Calzone Recipe is baked perfectly, so crispy with a delicious spinach and mushroom filling makes it a best weekday meal or appetizer that you can make in no time!


Ingredients

Scale

1cup spinach
1cup mushroom
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup onion
1tsp chili flakes
1tsp pepper powder
1tsp mixed herbs
1tsp salt
2 balls pizza dough


Instructions

Prep work:

1.Make pizza dough
2.wash and chop spinach, mushroom, and garlic, keep the ingredients ready.
3.Preheat your oven 200 degrees C/400 Degree F for 10 mins before baking.
To cook mushroom and spinach stuffing:
4.Heat olive oil, add chopped garlic and let it sizzle for a minute.
5.Then, add chopped onion, cook for 2 mins till the onions turn translucent.
6.Add in sliced mushroom, saute and cook for 2 to 3 mins, till the mushrooms are cooked.
7.Add in chili flakes, pepper powder, and salt.
8.Next, In goes chopped spinach leaves.
9.Turn off the heat, the heat from the pan is enough to cook the spinach. It takes around 1 or 2 mins to cook the spinach leaves.
To make calzone:
10.Roll the pizza dough to a thin circle
11.Spoon some mushroom and spinach filling to one corner.
12.Gently fold the dough and seal the corners using a fork.
13.Dust some flour onto the baking tray and place the calzone.
make 3 slits on top of the calzone. Brush some olive oil. Now it is ready to pop into the oven.
14.Bake for 200 degrees C/ 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 mins, brushing halfway through/

Notes

Tips to make the best homemade calzone recipe:

I have made about three large calzones for the dough I have taken, you may also create 6 to 7 mini calzones, depends on how you serve.

I brushed olive oil on top, you may also egg wash to get a nice golden color.

Always cook the veggies or any meats before you stuff into the calzone.

  • Category: Main, Appetizer
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: italian

Keywords: calzone, calzone recipe, homemade calzone recipe

 

 

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One Comment

  1. I made this tonight and it was sooo delicious! I used a little flour on my hands to help with the rolling and had no breakage of dough. Thank you!

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