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
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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, 0 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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kellyj83 User ID: 8185900 246967
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."

tcarver User ID: 5663692 230719
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Very tasty and easy."

DeepSorrow User ID: 6301843 200948
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

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

christycincy User ID: 6445428 12304
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!"

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 16340
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"very good and easy to make!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 23911
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I did my own filling (salami, olives, pickles, seasonings) but used cottage cheese instead of the ricotta. It turned out so yummy!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 26148
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I made my own filling but used this recipe as a basis... and it totally hit the spot! I didn't have ricotta so used cottage cheese instead and it was very good. It didn't melt as much as cream cheese would've so it all held together better. Husband loved them!"

ezondii User ID: 1189790 24799
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"I have found that refrigerated pizza dough is too sticky so I've made these using full sheet crescent rolls. Always a hit and very easy to put together."

kcc1108 User ID: 6410537 26147
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"Very tasty! I did not use the optional shredded parmesan on top; thought there was enough cheese inside. Also did not use the optional dried basil on top, did however use fresh italian parsley inside the calzone."

tcrawl User ID: 6404978 11259
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"My husband loved this so it got 5 stars!"

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