Easy Calzone Recipe – A Beautiful Mess

Easy Calzone Recipe – A Beautiful Mess

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Whereas I really like do-it-yourself pizza, I’m additionally a giant fan of pizza’s modest cousin, calzone. And whereas I’m all for a from-scratch calzone recipe (and I’ll share some beneath), this publish is extra about methods to make straightforward calzone utilizing various kinds of crust mixes or store-bought dough.

I actually consider calzone like an empanada formed Sizzling Pocket. And that’s not far off, tbh. This straightforward calzone recipe is as for those who took a private measurement pizza and folded it over on itself earlier than baking.

Calzone is totally different from stromboli in two methods. Stromboli is rolled, like a pizza cinnamon roll, whereas a calzone solely has a high and backside layer. If a calzone is a pressed sandwich, stromboli is a baked burrito.

The second distinction is calzone is often made with ricotta cheese (or a mixture of cheese together with ricotta). This provides moisture to the calzone. However, sure, you may make calzone with out ricotta.

Bounce to Recipe

Calzone = dough + sauce + cheese + different fillings (like pepperoni)

One other key to nice calzone is you need to serve it alongside dipping sauce—ideally marinara. No matter pink sauce you employ contained in the calzone may be served for dipping, so that you don’t mandatory should make or purchase two totally different sauces until you need to.

For a simple calzone recipe, use one of many store-bought choices beneath. However, if you’re seeking to make calzone from scratch, listed below are few pizza dough recipes that may work properly:

Different pizza dough recipes can work, however keep away from something that’s tremendous skinny or crispy. These won’t bake as properly. It’s finest to stay to a pizza dough recipe that incorporates yeast, though there are some exceptions.

Retailer-bought calzone dough choices:

  • Frozen dough for bread loaves – That is my favourite store-bought choice. Every loaf will make three calzones, so this whole package deal you see above would make 9 calzones if I used it abruptly. You will have to thaw and roll this dough out with a rolling pin.
  • Refrigerated pizza dough (like Pillsbury) – I additionally like this selection as a result of it really works properly and is straightforward to form into quite a lot of totally different calzones, relying on the dimensions.
  • Dry pizza crust combine (like Jiffy) – Though this can work and is essentially the most shelf-stable choice, it may make your calzone crust sort of skinny and dry.

That is the frozen bread dough earlier than rolling it out. No matter dough you employ, be sure that to roll it out to a desired thickness earlier than baking.

For those who depart the dough tremendous thick (greater than 1/2 an inch), it might be sort of doughy on the within whereas totally baked to burning on the skin. Regulate the bake time as wanted relying on what dough recipe you employ.

Calzone fillings:

  • Sauce – I like pink sauce. You gained’t want a lot for the within of every calzone—only a couple spoonfuls on the most. However you want some on the aspect for dipping. You may make calzone with different sauces like Alfredo or different pasta sauces or BBQ sauce. Any sauce you want on pizza you’ll most likely like in a calzone.
  • Cheese – I often use a combination of ricotta cheese and shredded mozzarella. The ricotta cheese provides moisture to the within of the calzone so it doesn’t dry out in baking. That being stated, if you wish to skip the ricotta, the most effective substitution is recent mozzarella which has larger moisture.
  • Toppings – Pizza toppings can develop into fillings for calzone. My household likes pepperoni, and if I’ve some recent basil, I’ll often add that too. If you wish to use greens, you could need to contemplate cooking them barely first, like sautéing bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms. However that is private choice and simply is determined by what sort of textures you like.

Roll out the dough. For this bake time I’m recommending right here, the dough needs to be roughly 8-10 inches in diameter and 1/2 an inch thick or much less.

Add a spoonful or two of sauce and unfold roughly evenly towards the perimeters, leaving a bit of edge throughout.

On half of the calzone add 2-3 tablespoons ricotta cheese, crumbled. Additionally 2-3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella. Then add a handful of any toppings you want.

Fold the dough over on itself, making an empanada form (half moon). I like to make use of a fork to press the perimeters collectively, however you may also roll them up. It will rely in your dough.

Elective: Brush the tops with an egg wash earlier than baking.

As soon as baked, serve alongside with dipping sauce. If you wish to really feel wholesome, perhaps add a salad. You do you. Take pleasure in! -Emma

Easy Calzone Recipe

the simplest approach to make do-it-yourself calzone

  • 24 ounces frozen bread dough
  • ½ cup pink sauce plus extra for dipping
  • cup ricotta cheese
  • cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 egg non-obligatory, for egg wash
  • Roll out the dough. For this bake time I’m recommending right here, the dough needs to be roughly 8-10 inches in diameter and 1/2 an inch thick or much less.

  • Add a spoonful or two of sauce and unfold roughly evenly towards the perimeters, leaving a bit of edge throughout.

  • On half of the calzone add 2-3 tablespoons ricotta cheese, crumbled. Additionally 2-3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella. 

  • Then, add a handful of any toppings you want, if you’re including any.

  • Fold the dough over on itself, making an empanada form (half moon). I like to make use of a fork to press the perimeters collectively, however you may also roll them up. It will rely in your dough.

  • Elective: Brush the tops with an egg wash earlier than baking.

  • Bake at 400°F for 13-Quarter-hour. The perimeters ought to look golden brown.

  • Serve with heat dipping sauce.

See publish for solutions of from-scratch dough recipe in addition to store-bought choices to strive. Numerous dough might have barely adjusted bake instances, as this might change the ultimate vitamin counts as properly. 

Energy: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 27g | Fats: 21g | Saturated Fats: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 4g | Trans Fats: 0.01g | Ldl cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 2516mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 1mg

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