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Quick Pepperoni Calzones

This calzone recipe takes the Italian favorite to the next level with Parmesan and herbs sprinkled on top. —Shannon Roum, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce with meat
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix pepperoni, pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into four portions. Roll each into a 6-in. circle; top each with a scant 1/3 cup pepperoni mixture. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush milk over tops; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and, if desired, Italian seasoning. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 calzone: 540 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1573mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.
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  • Baking Diva
    Apr 19, 2020

    This is really good. I make my own pizza dough and change up the filling depending on what I have on hand. It goes together fast , even with homemade pizza dough and is always a hit. (Just think and plan ahead if you're making your own dough obviously.)

  • cynandtom
    Feb 23, 2020

    The only change I made was using my own homemade Meat Sauce that I had on hand in the freezer! Next time I’ll add a little more cheese. Delicious! ??

  • Kathleen
    Feb 16, 2020

    PLEASE do not leave a one-star rating if you've never made the dish before. That brings down the recipe's rating for no reason and some of us look to that to determine if we'll try it. Make it, like/don't like it, and THEN rate.

  • Victorialynn13
    Oct 16, 2017

    Haven't made yet, reason for 1 star. Can you make these in advance and freeze and if so how long do you think they would last in the freezer? Thanks

  • s_pants
    Oct 12, 2017

    This was a hit with my calzone-loving husband. My kids would like it better with a different filling, but this recipe is a great starting place to tailor to your family's preferences.

  • bjpalmer
    Aug 5, 2015

    Quick and so yummy. Have made them several times for lunch or with a salad for dinner. Gets my hubby's approval, too!

  • powellcou
    Apr 25, 2015

    Delicious! I made these for my parents and family of 6. I used my breadmaker to make calzone dough. Besides the pepperoni filling, we also did pineapple & Canadian bacon. We will be making these a lot!

  • robertasansom
    Apr 2, 2015

    Made these as part of our Superbowl spread. They were super easy to do, and tasted GREAT! We made some plain pepperoni ones, and added other pizza topping ingredients to others. It was ridiculous; we couldn't stop eating them, regardless of how full we were.

  • momoflandl
    Feb 25, 2015

    I made these for dinner this week and they were delicious! They were very easy to prepare and very family friendly, my kids loved them! I am a sucker for bread and the kids love pizza so it was a great combination. I used Rhodes frozen bread dough and turkey pepperoni and prepared the recipe as directed. This is certainly a recipe we will be making again!