One of our favorite meals are homemade Calzones! I wanted to share this easy recipe with you too since I am asked for it weekly.  I think my son would eat it every day if he could!

These are so easy, you probably have the ingredients already! So go ahead, make ‘em tonight, your family will rejoice!


  • 1 loaf Rhode’s Frozen Bread Dough (You can also use  homemade pizza dough, or even Pillsbury Pizza Dough!)
  • 1 Jar of your favorite Marinara Sauce (I make my own usually, but when in a hurry we use Barilla Tomato & Basil)
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Toppings: Canadian Bacon, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Browned Sausage, Black Olives, Green Bell Peppers, Onions, etc.



Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Follow dough thawing instructions or make your own. If you use Rhode’s Frozen dough, place frozen dough in greased bowl and cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap. Let rise 6-7 hours or until doubled.

Step 3: Divide dough into equal parts for desired amount of calzones. Roll out prepared dough onto a floured surface about 1/4 – 1/8 inch thick.


Step 4: Fill one half of the dough with toppings of your choice, add cheese and sauce.


Step 5: Fold over top layer of dough and pinch around edges to seal well.

Step 6: Place completed calzone on greased or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Tip: I label mine with a toothpick and a piece of wax paper with our initials on it so they don’t get mixed up!

Step 7: Bake approx. 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until crust is golden brown on top. Serve with salad and extra bowl of marinara sauce for dipping! Yum!


Oh, and make sure to make your husband a nice big calzone with lots of stuffing…or they’ll eat yours ;o)



  1. We made these last night with homemade dough-the one on pizza dough yeast. They baked 25 min and were excellent. The only thing we'd do next time is brush the outside with melted butter/garlic powder/ground thyme before putting in the oven

  2. Made these tonight, and my family couldn't stop eating them!!! This recipe is going in our "keep" box!Thank you SO very much for posting! You are truly inspiring!

  3. I make these about once a month, but instead of making separate ones I make one large one. You can make one end one type and the other another. Our favorite is ham and cheese with an Italian cheese blend with butter and garlic brush on top.

  4. so loving all your goodies.

    one question though is there a way to print these recipes or do u have them in a word doc or pdf so that we dont have to copy and paste each one

    thanks again for all the awesome stuff


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