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20 Homemade Calzone Recipes That Couldn’t Be Easier

Move over pizza, it’s time to give these calzone recipes some love! These delicious Italian treats are perfect for any occasion. 

And from meats and cheeses to veggies and fruits, the possibilities are endless!

Delicious Calzones in a Wooden Board
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What I like about calzones is the wide variety of fillings and toppings.

So, whether you’re in the mood for something simple and classic or something more adventurous, these calzone recipes have you covered. 

Ready to roll up your sleeves? Let’s bake!

1. Easy Calzone

First things first: do you know about calzone vs. stromboli?

One is like a pizza pocket, and the other is more like a pizza roll-up. So as long as you want the former, you’re in the right place!

And this is the best option if you’re looking for an easy and delicious meal.

The recipe itself is so simple, that even a child could make it. In fact, it’s probably even easier than ordering a calzone from a pizzeria.

2. Spinach and Artichoke Calzones

Spinach and artichoke calzones are the perfect comfort food for a cold winter’s night.

The combination of spinach, artichokes, and cheesy goodness is sure to warm you up from the inside out.

The creamy filling is made with spinach, artichokes, and ricotta cheese, and the dough is nice and crispy.

Just roll out some store-bought dough, stuff it with delicious fillings, and bake.

In no time at all, you’ll have a delicious meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table. 

3. Green Calzones

Who says vegetarian meals have to be boring? These green calzones really pack a punch and will show you that meatless dishes also have a lot of heart!

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These unusual little pies are full of amazing ingredients like pesto, squash (or zucchini), ricotta, and cheese.

I also like to sprinkle some vegetarian cheese on top for extra crunch and flavor. Serve it with ranch or marinara.

4. Barbecue Chicken Calzones

These barbecue chicken calzones are a must-try!

They’re packed with all of the flavors of your favorite barbecue chicken, including smoky spices and bacon.

In just minutes, you’ll have a hot and hearty meal that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters. 

So next time you’re craving comfort food, ditch the delivery pizza and give this mouthwatering recipe a try!

5. Cheeseburger Calzones with Special Sauce

Looking for a fun and delicious way to change up your usual calzone recipe? Then look no further than this recipe! 

The savory ground beef is sandwiched between two layers of soft, fluffy dough, and then topped with melted cheese and our special zesty sauce.

Each bite is a piece of heaven, and you’ll never look at cheeseburgers the same. 

You have to try it out. I know you’ll love this twist on a classic!

6. Bacon Mushroom Calzones

Bacon mushroom calzones are the perfect blend of savory and sweet. The dough is light and fluffy, and the filling is packed with flavor. 

Get some pizza dough, combine mushrooms and bacon, then add some gooey mozzarella cheese, olives, and anchovies.

Serve it with some marinara sauce and watch it disappear.

Whether you’re having a casual get-together or a formal dinner party, these calzones will impress your guests.

7. Healthy Calzone Recipe {Kale, Mushroom, and Ricotta}

Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, this healthy calzone recipe is sure to satisfy your hunger without weighing you down. 

The kale provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, while the mushrooms add a flavorful twist.

The ricotta cheese helps to bind the ingredients together and gives the calzone a creamy texture. 

Best of all, this recipe is easy to prepare and can be on the table in just minutes. So go ahead and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!

8. Pinwheel Italian Calzones

Pinwheel Italian calzones are the perfect party food! They’re easy to make, and they’re always a hit with guests. 

This recipe uses a combination of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and mushrooms.

But you can really use any combination of ingredients that you like.

Just be sure to pre-cook the filling so that it’s not too runny when you bake the calzones. 

And if you’re feeling really fancy, you can even brush the tops of the calzones with a little garlic butter before baking.

9. Buffalo Chicken Calzones

Buffalo chicken calzones are the perfect food for when you’re feeling a little bit wild. 

They’re filled with shredded chicken, hot sauce, and cheese, making for a delicious and fiery experience. 

If you’re not a fan of hot sauce, you can replace it with ketchup or omit it altogether.

I like to serve them with ranch, blue cheese sauce, or even marinara. Dipping sauces make all the difference!

10. Cheesy Lasagna Calzones

Lasagna and calzones are two of my favorite Italian dishes.

This recipe combines the best of both worlds and presents you with the ultimate experience for your tastebuds.

The cheesy filling is wrapped in flaky pastry dough, making for a fun and easy twist on classic lasagna.

While the dish may look complicated, it’s actually quite simple to make.

I bet that this recipe will become a new favorite in your friend group. 

11. Muffuletta Calzone(s)

Muffuletta calzones are the perfect way to show off your culinary skills to your friends and family.

The dish is sure to impress with its layers of flavor and intricate design.

The recipe starts with a delicious dough that is filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and olive salad.

The calzones are then baked to perfection, creating a crispy exterior and a beautiful melty interior (check out my post on how to reheat calzones to keep them that way!).

While they’re great on their own, I’m always a sucker for marinara sauce.

12. Low-Carb Cauliflower Calzone

This cauliflower calzone is the perfect example of how to turn classic comfort food into a healthier, waistline-friendly meal. 

By replacing the traditional dough with a cauliflower crust, this calzone is not only low in carbs but it’s also packed with nutrients.

The cauliflower crust is topped with a lovely mixture of basil, rosemary, mozzarella, and garlic, and then it’s all baked to perfection. 

So if you’re looking for a delicious and healthy way to enjoy your favorite comfort food, look no further than this recipe.

13. Vegan Dessert Calzone

This vegan dessert calzone is the perfect recipe for those who crave something sweet but don’t want to overindulge. 

What’s great about this recipe is that it offers three different fillings: peaches and cream, apple strudel, and chocolate and raspberry.

My favorite is chocolate and raspberry, but I like to make all three varieties when cooking for friends and family gatherings. Yum, yum, yum!

14. Campfire Grilled S’more Calzones

This sounds like the weirdest recipe ever, but I promise that it will be a total hit.

So if you’re planning a camping trip soon, make sure to write down this recipe.

Get some dough, add marshmallows and chocolate, and crimp the edges carefully.

Then grill it over the fire until the dough is crispy and the filling is melted.

You can even add a little bit of cinnamon to the filling for an extra-special touch.

15. Summer Calzones with Corn, Tomatoes, & Bacon

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a calzone packed with fresh, seasonal ingredients. 

This recipe makes the most of peak produce, and the result is a delicious and satisfying meal.

The corn and tomatoes add sweetness and acidity, while the bacon provides savory umami flavor. 

These calzones are best enjoyed hot out of the oven, so be sure to invite your friends and family over for a summer feast!

16. Philly Cheese Steak Calzones

This recipe might just be the best invention since, well, the Philly cheese steak sandwich. 

I mean, what’s not to love? Flaky, buttery crust stuffed with gooey cheese and tender steak… it’s like a party in your mouth! 

So if you’re looking for a new twist on an old classic, give these yummy calzones a try!

17. Ricotta and Spinach Calzones

Ricotta and spinach calzones are the perfect blends of flavors and textures. 

The ricotta is creamy and, while the spinach provides a delicious crunch. 

The calzones are baked to perfection, with a crispy crust and a fluffy interior.

Serve them hot out of the oven, with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

18. Ham and Cheese Calzone

Ham and cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly, or macaroni and cheese. They’re a classic combination that’s hard to resist. 

And what better way to enjoy ham and cheese than with some flaky calzone dough?

This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a few simple ingredients. 

Add a side of marinara sauce for dipping and you’ve got yourself a delicious meal that the whole family will love.

19. Chicken Cordon Bleu Calzones

This is the perfect meal for when you’re craving something hearty and cheesy. 

Chicken, ham, and ooey-gooey cheese are rolled up in flaky dough and baked to perfection.

The beauty of this recipe is in its simplicity. It’s bold and flavorful with only a handful of ingredients.

20. Calzones with Sausage and Peppers

This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite Italian flavors in a fun, portable package. 

Calzones with sausage and peppers are basically like big, stuffed pizza pockets, and they’re always a hit with kids and adults alike.

I like to add a mix of cheeses, and you can also experiment with other flavors. Make sure you have enough filling to really stuff those pockets! 

Once you’ve mastered the art of the calzone, there’s no limit to the delicious possibilities. So get creative and enjoy!

20 Homemade Calzones

Skip ordering pizza and make these tasty homemade calzone recipes! From buffalo chicken to lasagna to ricotta and spinach, calzones are where it’s at.


  • Easy Calzone

  • Spinach and Artichoke Calzones

  • Green Calzones

  • Barbecue Chicken Calzones

  • Cheeseburger Calzones with Special Sauce

  • Bacon Mushroom Calzones

  • Healthy Calzone Recipe {Kale, Mushroom, and Ricotta}

  • Pinwheel Italian Calzones

  • Buffalo Chicken Calzones

  • Cheesy Lasagna Calzones

  • Muffuletta Calzone(s)

  • Low-Carb Cauliflower Calzone

  • Vegan Dessert Calzone

  • Campfire Grilled S’more Calzones

  • Summer Calzones with Corn, Tomatoes, & Bacon

  • Philly Cheese Steak Calzones

  • Ricotta and Spinach Calzones

  • Ham and Cheese Calzone

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Calzones

  • Calzones with Sausage and Peppers


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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