Real Italian Calzones Recipe
This is real calzone, because there is no tomato sauce INSIDE of it! We eat it at least once a week. Have a bowl of tomato or spaghetti sauce on the table for people to top their calzone with, if desired.
Once you try these mini calzones, you may never go back to fixing the large ones again! These calzones come together in a snap, and are a great way to sneak a few veggies into your kid's diet. The best part is they are small so it makes it easy for little hands to pick up and eat. Plus they taste like pizza and there's even a dipping sauce!
This recipe is a winner-winner-winner! Definitely the best calzone I've ever had, and the family said the same. I didn't have ricotta cheese, and people had advised against cheddar, so I used cottage cheese, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Also, I added a clove of garlic, oregano, black olives, and Italian seasoning to the filling. I split the dough into 8 mini-calzones as others had suggested, and that worked GREAT. Highly recommended!!!! I will definitely make this over and over.
These were so yummy! Next time I'll double the recipe so I have more left overs!
This was a great recipe for Calzone Dough. I love to cook but baking is something a bit scary to me. This dough was so easy and used things I always have in my house. The dough almost tripled in size so quickly too. I stuffed my calzones with Spinach, Chicken and Mushrooms and just amazed my boyfriend! I will tell everyone about these!!
These were awesome! Instead of making into two large calzones, I made it into five smaller ones (although the "smaller" ones would be a good adult size portion). The kids had their friends over, so I cut them in half and each kid had only a half a calzone. I served them with exquisite pizza sauce from this site, which I had in the freezer from the last time we made homemade pizzas. I also sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top of the egg wash. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I will definately be making these again.
Fantastic!! This is very good dough to make a calzone. If you prefer more filling than dough, make sure to roll out your dough as thin as possible because it will rise some in the oven and come out thicker than it went in. Thanks for the recipe Jenny!
Personal preference, Maybe. The crust was easy to make and tasty but the filling not so much. I did not care for the ricota in the filling. This was my first try at making a calzone so I followed the recipe to the letter. I will look for another before I try again.
This was my first attempt at homemade calzones, it was by request for my sons 18th birthday. I used a bread machine for the dough which came out perfect! I added a bit of italian seasoning and garlic salt to the dough which was a plus. Also I omitted the cheddar and replaced it with fresh grated mozzarella. We used black olives and marinated cherry tomatoes for the "toppings". Overall it came out great, the only issue I had was that the first one I assembled was ruined, probably because I rolled the dough out too thin. I chalked it up to a learning experience, and the other three came out perfect! I would highly recommend this recipe and will be making it again soon!