This Calzone recipe comes from my Italian high school buddy. His mother used to make these Calzones all the time and I made sure I was there when she did! They are really good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people



  • 1 pk. yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour

Fillings are up to are a few suggestions, take your pick: Cheese, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, chicken, olives, tomatoes, spinach, jalepen!os, garlic, anchovies, hot dogs or anything else that is tasty in a calzone!

  • 1 jar spaghetti or pizza sauce
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • Some warm water for crimping.
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine


  • Pour 1 cup warm water into small bowl; stir in the sugar and yeast. Let stand until yeast dissolves, about 5 minutes. It should show some sign of bubbling.  Mix 2 tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cups of flour. Mix together till smooth, knead and cover for 30 min.
  • Roll out dough in about a 10" circle. Place 1 cup of sauce in the center of the dough and spread it around, then place the cheese (if using) on top of that. Layer on the ingredients you have chosen, you can stack them just high enough that the dough will be able to fold over.
  • Fold the dough over and brush the edges with the water and crimp the edges together making a decorative seal.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    Place on a greased cookie sheet and place in oven.  About 5 minutes before it is done, brush with melted butter (this makes a delicious difference). Cook for a total of 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown.


You can halve the recipe to make 2 small-medium calzones. The fillings can be made with anything you wish, your only hindered by your own imagination. This makes an awesome pizza crust too!


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