This Easy Calzones Recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients! This homemade calzones recipe is perfect for a “make your own calzone bar” for any party! #calzonerecipe #howtomakeacalzone #homemadecalzonerecipe

Easy Calzones

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade calzones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Easy Homemade Calzone Recipe- With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll be devouring these calzones in no time! Create a “make your own calzone bar” for a crowd or kids party.
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  • 1 tablespoon corn meal
  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 links of Italian turkey sausage cooked and crumbled, mild or spicy
  • 1/2 cup turkey pepperoni slices cut into quarters
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 small can of drained mushrooms stems and pieces, cut
  • 1 small can of black olives drained
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg yolk whisked
  • Parmesan Reggiano cheese grated


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare pizza stone or baking sheet by dusting with cornmeal.
  • Roll out pizza dough to approximately 18x12 inches. It does not have to be exact.
  • Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and the garlic powder over the dough. Allow each family member or guest to build their own calzone by placing stuffers in the corner of one square of dough about 1/2 inch in. Top each with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese (not too much) and a tablespoon of marinara sauce.
  • Fold dough over the tops and pinch together the seams. Using a very sharp knife, cut three one inch slits in the tops to allow the steam to escape. If you have holes, patch them using excess dough from corners.
  • Whisk egg yolk with a sprinkle of water and brush over the tops. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 14-18 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.
  • Heat remaining marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Remove calzones from oven and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes before serving. Top with marinara sauce and Parmesan Reggiano cheese. Crushed red pepper is optional for all you spice lovers!
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 2427mg | Potassium: 732mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 6.1mg