Easy Calzone Recipe

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Calzone Recipe

Last weekend I came up with an easy way to make calzones using frozen bread dough. My boys loved these! Capt. M at two whole calzones for dinner!

Easy Calzones

1 Loaf Frozen Bread Dough (I used whole wheat)
Marinera Sauce
Fillings (Pepperoni, Johnsonville Italian Sausage, Ham, Pineapple, Spinach, Chicken, etc.)
Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning

Take the dough out of the freezer and defrost according to package directions. You will need a couple of hours. Once the dough has defrosted, cut the loaf into 5 equal pieces. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Flatten Dough

Spray a cooking sheet with non-stick spray. Flatten each piece of bread dough into a circle about 6 inches in diameter.

Spread Sauce on Dough

Spread sauce on bread dough. You just want a thin layer and leave a border of dough without sauce to make for easy closure.

Add Fillings

Add fillings and cheese to one half of the dough. Be creative with your fillings! We made ham and cheese, turkey and cheese and turkey, spinach and cheese.

Fold calzone & seal

Fold dough over filling and close by sealing edges with a fork. Just take the fork and press lightly on the dough. Brush the top of the calzone with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian herbs. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.


  • Serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Use leftover meats and veggies for the filling. We used whatever I had in the fridge. The spaghetti sauce was leftover too!
  • Frozen bread dough can be inexpensive at coupon events like Harris Teeter Super Double coupons.

Make sure to check out the rest of my easy recipes!

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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