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Homemade Pizza Calzones

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Homemade pizza calzones, all things pizza stuffed into homemade pizza dough and baked. It's the best handheld pizza package!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Italian
Keyword calzones, homemade pizza, pizza sauce, yeast
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 573
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • 1 cup warm water 115-120 degrees
  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl

FOR THE PIZZA SAUCE:

  • 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste

FOR THE CALZONES:

  • 8 slices sandwich pepperoni quartered
  • 1 medium onion sliced root to tip
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated sharp provolone
  • 1 large egg beaten

Instructions

MAKE THE SAUCE:

  • In a small sauce pan over medium low heat combine the tomato sauce, herbs and spices. Stir until hot then remove off of the heat to cool.

MAKE THE CALZONES:

  • In a skillet brown the sausage, drain and set aside. Over medium heat cook onions until soft and golden.
  • Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out to about 8 inches in diameter. Smear a couple spoonfuls of cooled pizza sauce.
  • Top with cooked Italian sausage, pepperoni, cooked onions and cheeses. Stretch and pull the dough over the top of the filling and twist and pinch the two seams together.
  • Beat the egg and brush it over top of the entire calzone. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-minutes. Let cool before eating. Use any leftover pizza sauce to dunk your calzone in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1100mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 6mg