Calzones originate from Naples, Italy and are basically pizza turnovers! This recipe gives you all the freedom to tailor your calzone to your flavor preferences by using all of your favorite pizza toppings. You can have delicious homemade Calzones in just 35 minutes perfect for getting pizza flavors during the week without ordering out!
Ingredients• 2 pounds pizza dough • 1/4 cup pizza toppings, optional, of your choice • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded • 1 whole egg, beaten • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated • Italian seasoning, to taste • pizza sauce, optional, warmed, for dipping
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, allowing a pizza stone to get hot while it preheats. Alternatively, if you don't own a pizza stone, place a baking sheet in the oven.
Cut the dough into 8 equal-sized portions.
Roll the dough portions flat and fill each portion with about 1/4 cup of your toppings of choice.
Sprinkle the toppings with as much of the mozzarella cheese as you like.
Fold the dough back over the toppings and seal with a fork.
Place the calzones on parchment paper.
Using a knife, make a slit on top of the calzones so that steam is able to escape during baking. Using a pastry brush, brush the calzones with the beaten egg.
Finish with a sprinkle of the parmesan cheese and a dusting of the Italian seasoning.
Transfer the calzones on the parchment paper to the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.
Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
Allow the calzones to cool slightly.
Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.