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Zesty Calzone Recipe

Zesty Calzone Recipe

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 YIELD: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 (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake 20-22 minutes or golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into four pieces. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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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chocolateLover001 User ID: 5824624 134917
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6182300 134916
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3724663 207477
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4879587 61531
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5835198 75696
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5814060 136670
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"Excellent recipe!!!"

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