1 1/2 tsp of dry yeast

1 tsp of sugar

1/2 cup of warm water

3 cups of all purpose flour

Pinch of salt


Mix the yeast, sugar, and water. Set aside for 5 min.

Add the flour and salt and mix everything well.

The dough should be flexible.

Roll out the dough in a circular shape in sections big enough for one calzone. Make sure it is not too thin or else it will break and the filling will spill out.


3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella

3/4 cup of grated Parmesan

Pinch of salt in each calzone

Pinch of pepper in each calzone

7 oz (200 g) of ham or salami

10 oz (about 300 g) of mushrooms

6 oz (170 g) can of tomato paste

*Optional corn, peppers, olives, onions


Dice the ham or salami.

On a skillet, cook the sliced mushrooms with a little bit of onion and olive oil until they become a light brown.


On the pieces of dough, large enough for one calzone each, spread some tomato paste on the dough.

Add ham or salami, mushrooms, cheese, spices, and any other vegetable you like, on one half of the dough.


Fold the empty part of the dough over the one with the filling and close the calzone tightly.

Place the calzones on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.


Smear some olive oil on top of each calzone.

Bake at 435 F (225 C) for 15-20 min. They will become golden.

Makes about 6 calzones.


I recently went to an Italian restaurant and saw calzones on the menu, and at that moment, I remembered I have a really good calzone recipe I have not made for a long time. I’m glad I revisited this wonderful recipe.

My family and I really enjoyed this dinner option. It is similar to pizza, but the dough is different and everyone can have their own personal calzone.Β These are another delicious food from the Italian cuisine.

I had a great time making them, and even a better time eating them. You can really personalize them, and place everyone’s favorite ingredients such as olives or peppers in their calzone making everyone at the dinner table satisfied. You can make a purely veggie and cheese calzone or, if you love meat, you can put different types of ham, salami, and sausage in them.

The ingredients I gave for the filling are a delicious backbone to a variety of additions you can make to it.

Share in the comments on what you added to your filling! I’d love to hear how you personalized yours!

Enjoy πŸ™‚




27 Comments Add yours

  1. Marilou says:

    I love calzone too! I haven’t made it yet, but I’m excited to make it. I’m thinking maybe mushroom, beef and cheese. Then for vegetarian I’ll try mushroom, spinach and cheese.

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    1. These fillings sound delicious! Let me know how you like them. If you post them on your blog then link it to mine. Thanks for commenting and enjoy the calzones!


  2. Lily says:

    Looks delicious! I love filling my calzones with mozzarella and ricotta cheese… YUM!


    1. I like the idea of adding ricotta! I’ll have to give it a try next time!


  3. I would love to make this vegan! I will let you know when I do.

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    1. Can’t wait to hear about them πŸ™‚


  4. Those look lovely! and look at all the steam pouring out! Tempting… way too tempting…

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  5. LiftinLuxe says:

    I can’t wait to make these! Maybe this weekend πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Simple Abode says:

    These look yummy, I def. will try making some soon.

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    1. Let me know how you like them!


  7. vietnamtravelandculture says:

    Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Trade Portal.


  8. Silvia SN says:

    This looks amazing! Well done.


  9. elisgraci says:

    This is yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. elisgraci says:

        Welcome πŸ™‚ I do a similar to this but with chicken so I call it like a chicken pie/ chicken empanada. πŸ™‚

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      2. That sounds very good too!

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  10. sugarlovespices says:

    Your calzone looks so pretty and the flavors are so tasty! You are right, lots of choices for filling, anybody can customize it as they like it. Great job!

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  11. iheartfood67 says:

    Looks fantastic! Great recipe πŸ‘


  12. enricomarino13 says:

    Thanks for sharing this with me! This looks spectacular.These are the best kinda meals for the family. You can adapt it to everyone’s tastes and all can enjoy the same dish.

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    1. Let me know how you and your family like them!

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  13. I used your crust recipe to make panzarotti (a deep fried calzone). I’ll be using your dough recipe from now on!

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    1. I’m happy to hear that you like it!


  14. Zayra says:

    This looks super delicious, I was just thinking of making calzones! I must try your recipe! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tell me how you like them and you put in the filling πŸ™‚


  15. InspiresN says:

    The home made calzone must taste so good!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. They are wonderful!

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