Hot and Gooey Calzones!
Hot and Gooey Calzones!
Servings Prep Time
4 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 40minutes
  • Dough(can use pre-made)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1cup warm water
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2 1/2cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1tbs Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4cup pepperonidiced
  • 1/4cup green peppersdiced
  • 1/4cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4cup cooked Italian sausagesliced
  • tomato sauce for dipping
To Make Dough
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add the oil, honey and salt. Mix in 1 cup of the flour until smooth.
  3. Gradually stir in the rest of the flour, until dough is smooth and workable.
  4. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, or until it is elastic.
  5. Lay dough in a bowl containing 1 tsp olive oil, then flip the dough, cover and let rise for 40 minutes, or until almost doubled.
To Make Filling
  1. While dough is rising, combine the ricotta cheese, Italian cheese, and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 deg.
  3. When dough is ready, punch it down and separate it into 2 equal parts.
  4. Roll parts out into thin 10″ circles on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Fill one side of each circle with 1/2 of the cheese filling, top with pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, and mushrooms, or fillings of choice making sure to leave a 1″ border.
  6. Spoon in 3 heaping tbs of sauce or save as a dipping sauce for later.
  7. Fold over, pressing edges together and crimping with a fork.
  8. Brush the top of each calzone with olive oil. Poke several holes with a fork and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 375 deg. for 30 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!