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Zesty Calzone

This family-friendly calzone is great when you need a quick weekend lunch, but it’s also perfect when you’re watching the big game on TV. —Mary Ann Saam, Cridersville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 thin slices deli ham
  • 8 thin slices hard salami
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, pat dough into a 13x8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • On half of the dough, layer the ham, salami, onion, green pepper and tomato to within 1 in. of edges. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Cut slits in top.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes or golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into four pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 474 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1659mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Janette
    Dec 9, 2018

    Scrumptious! Everyone liked it! Definitely making it again with all sorts of ingredients. Thank you!

  • chocolateLover001
    Dec 1, 2011

    Everyone in my family loved it! I made it a little differently, with pineapple, some bacon, and lots of cheese and pepperoni and salami

  • proverbs169
    Oct 20, 2011

    We loved this recipe! Though we made a few changes, made our own pizza dough halved it, rolled out both halves as you would for a pizza. Placed the first dough half on a pizza pan, topped w the filling as recipe called for for, topped with the other 1/2 of pizza dough, pinched the edges and spread olive oil over the top along with garlic salt and parm. Cheese, was so good, will make again

  • obsessedwithfood
    Mar 7, 2011

    Wouldn't change a thing. Quick, easy, and delicious! This recipe is a new family favorite in my house. I will be making it often! In fact, I already ran to the store to get more pizza dough to make more tomorrow. I also served it with some pizza sauce on the side to dip it in.

  • clokker
    Feb 21, 2011

    Yum! A suggestion--take it off the cookie sheet and allow to rest 10 minutes on a cooling rack. This will keep the bottom of the calzone as crunchy as the top. I served with a little pizza sauce on the side and a salad. Very easy and so tasty! I think four servings in kind of crazy, though. This seemed like a eight serving recipe to me!

  • Aubrie C
    Feb 20, 2011

    What a great recipe! It felt like we were eating in a restaurant! I made my own pizza crust, brushed the top with butter, and sprinkled it with garlic salt, and shredded parm cheese. WOW it was yummy!!

  • cefred
    Feb 16, 2011

    Excellent recipe!!!