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Quick Pepperoni Calzones

These Pepperoni filled Calzones are not only super delicious, but they are also quick & easy to make. They make a great snack or meal!

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The thing I love about this Pepperoni Calzones recipe is how quick and easy they are to make. No “knead” (get it?) to make dough for this quick recipe.

appetizers with dipping sauce

This calzone recipe is great for a mom (or dad) that wants to cook with their kids. Pre-made dough with sauce out of a jar. Really doesn’t get much easier than this.

cheesy goodness with marinara sauce

If you don’t have any pizza sauce on hand you can easily substitute it for your favorite pasta sauce. You can even use different flavor sauces to take your calzones up a notch.

sliced pepperoni calzones

The most challenging part of this recipe will be folding and sealing the dough of the calzones once the pepperoni filling is in it. If you don’t get a perfect seal the filling will leak out when you bake them. Happens to me often!

quick pepperoni calzones

Instead of chopping up some pepperoni slices, you can use ground beef, ground turkey or if you like it a little spicy some ground chorizo. Just make sure you cook the meat before adding it to the unbaked calzones.

pepperoni calzones

A calzone is pizza dough filled with cheese, meats and vegetables. The dough is baked until golden and the cheese filling is melted and hot. It’s typically served with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Quick Pepperoni Calzones recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Pepperoni, Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Frozen Bread Dough, Milk, Parmesan Cheese and Italian Seasoning.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the pepperoni, pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into four portions. Roll each piece of dough into a 6-inch circle.
  4. Place equal amounts of the pepperoni mixture on each piece of dough.
  5. Fold the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges of the calzones to seal. This will prevent the filling from leaking out during baking.
  6. Place the calzones on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush milk over the top of each calzone. Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
pepperoni calzones

Quick Pepperoni Calzones

These Pepperoni filled Calzones are not only super delicious, they are quick & easy to make. They make a great snack or meal!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 calzones
Calories 470 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Pepperoni, chopped
  • ½ cup Pizza Sauce
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb Frozen Bread Dough, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the pepperoni, pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • On a lightly floured surface, divide thedough into four portions. Roll each piece of dough into a 6 inch circle.
  • Place equal amounts the pepperoni mixture on each piece of dough.
  • Fold the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges of the calzones to seal. This will prevent the filling from leaking out during baking.
  • Place the calzones on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Brush milk over the top of each calzone. Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 15gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1192mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Chris says:

    These pepperoni calzones are very tasty. Great to make as a lunch, as I did or as a snack for the kiddy’s coming home from school. Quick to make.

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