Ham and Cheese Calzones Recipe
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Ham and Cheese Calzones Recipe

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This sort of inside-out pizza is something I concocted one evening when I had leftover baked ham and needed to fix something quick and simple. My husband loved it—so did all his friends when he took some to work for lunch. —Shelby Marino, Neptune Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 tubes (13.8 ounces each) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 to 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Dried basil, optional
  • Spaghetti sauce, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 341 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1087mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 21g protein


  1. Unroll one pizza crust onto a greased baking sheet; shape into a 14-in. x 11-in. rectangle. Spread half of the ricotta cheese lengthwise on half of the dough to within 1 in. of the edges.
  2. Sprinkle with half of the pepperoni, ham and mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining crust and filling ingredients.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil if desired. Cut into slices. Serve with spaghetti sauce. Yield: 2 calzones ( 7 servings each).
Originally published as Ham and Cheese Calzones in Country Woman March/April 1994, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"I inadvertently purchased pie crust which was great because it was flaky. I also brushed an egg wash on top to add a little crunch and color."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Very tasty and easy."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"Quick and easy to make, fun to change up the filling."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"When I first made this I halved the recipe and just made one calzone for two of us. My boyfriend liked it so much that he asked me to make it again the following week and to show him how. Now he makes it for himself! Very good and easy!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"very good and easy to make!"

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