Quick Calzones Recipe
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Quick Calzones Recipe

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Leftover meat sauce makes a hearty calzone that tastes like it’s made from scratch. Top the calzones with a sprinkling of Parmesan. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 cup Three-Meat Sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 calzone equals 430 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 1037 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into four portions. Roll each into a 6-in. circle. Spread 1/4 cup sauce over half of each circle to within 1/2 in. of edge; top with 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Brush milk over tops; sprinkle with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quick Calzones in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p16

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015 Edited Feb. 23, 2016

"These were a hit with the whole family! They tasted like they came from a professional bakery. We added pepperoni to ours in addition to the cheese. They do puff up in the oven, so I cut each calzone in half after baking."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Very good- and easy!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"This recipe was amazing, kids and husband loved it and wanted more. Quick only took 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. I will definitely make it again. The only thing I would change is the amount of sauce (we used prego meat sauce) being added, the first one we did was way too much and make a mess, then we just guessed and the rest turned out perfect!! We also added pepparoni to ours. Highly recommended!"

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