Cheese and Pepperoni Calzone Recipe

Pin ItThis is an amazing pepperoni calzone recipe I found on Family Fun.  They even provide instructions on how to freeze them for later use. You know how fond I am of that idea!

Mi Piace Questo Cibo

These delicious calzones are just like a folded over pizza. You have the delicious crust all the way around, and in the center is the delectable cheese, sauce, and other fillings of your choice. These delicious calzones can be a meat lovers dream, or a vegetarian's delight.
  • Batch of calzone dough
  • Cornmeal for sprinkling
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 20 to 28 slices pepperoni
  1. Heat the oven to 425°.
  2. Mix all filling ingredients except pepperoni in a medium bowl.
  3. When the dough is ready, punch it down and form into 4 equal balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat each ball into a 6- to 6 1/2-inch-diameter circle.
  4. Place one fourth of the filling (about 1/2 cup) on half of each dough circle, keeping a 1-inch border free. Place 5 to 7 slices of pepperoni in each calzone.
  5. Dampen the dough edges with water. Fold the dough semicircle over the filling and seal the edges by pinching them together. Place the completed calzones on an ungreased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.
  7. If you don't plan on eating the calzones right away, let the calzones cool and store them individually in small resealable plastic bags. Package the smaller bags in a large resealable freezer bag. Label and tape your bag of calzones to the container of Simple Sauce already in the freezer. To serve: Thaw the sauce and calzones. Heat the sauce for about 10 minutes in a pan until bubbly. Meanwhile, heat the calzones in a 400° oven for 15 to 18 minutes. When they're heated through, place the calzones on individual plates and ladle Simple Sauce over each. Serves 4.

Roll it and Roll it.....

Love my Pampered Chef Baking Stone

This one looked like a blue whale but tasted great

My best pepperoni calzone...

Making it easy to feed the family.


  1. This recipe look so good and pretty simple to make. I think I am going to try this out asap!