Calzone Recipes

Make delicious calzones and stromboli at home with rated & reviewed recipes, complete with baking tips.

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Real Italian Calzones

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is real calzone, because there is no tomato sauce INSIDE of it! We eat it at least once a week. Have a bowl of tomato or spaghetti sauce on the table for people to top their calzone with, if desired.

Unbelievable Spinach Calzones

Rating: 4.21 stars
Delicious, satisfying, and very easy to make. My kids will even eat spinach this way! We serve them with warmed spaghetti sauce to dip them in and a salad. Yum!

BBQ Chicken Calzones

Rating: 4.42 stars
If you like BBQ Chicken Pizza, you'll like this easy-to-make calzone version!

Bread Machine Calzone

Rating: 4.67 stars
For this tasty Italian specialty, the dough is prepared in the bread machine, and then it's filled with Italian sausage, pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. I serve it with pasta.


Rating: 4.69 stars
This recipe can be split in half for 2 regular calzones. We fill them with anything. They are delicious!

Mushroom Cheeseburger Calzones

Rating: 4.33 stars
These are a great alternative to regular cheeseburgers! They're also good to take with you on-the-go. Serve with ketchup, mustard, and pickles. I also love to make homemade French fries with this recipe. You can try other toppings like bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Broccoli and Four Cheese Calzones

Rating: 3.97 stars
Calzones are a fun variation for pizza lovers! Try substituting frozen chopped spinach for the broccoli. All-purpose flour will work if you do not have bread flour handy!

Pinwheel Italian Calzones

Rating: 4.18 stars
Once you try these mini calzones, you may never go back to fixing the large ones again! These calzones come together in a snap, and are a great way to sneak a few veggies into your kid's diet. The best part is they are small so it makes it easy for little hands to pick up and eat. Plus they taste like pizza and there's even a dipping sauce!

Broccoli, Pepperoni and Three Cheese Calzones

Rating: 4.41 stars
These Italian breads remind me of a folded-over pizza. They are filled with such yummy ingredients!

Heart Shaped Whole Wheat Mini Calzones

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a fun Valentine's recipe to make with your child. My daughter loved helping and cutting out the dough into hearts.

Air-Fried Chicken Calzone

Fresh baby spinach, marinara, mozzarella, and cooked chicken breast are stuffed in this air-fried calzone. Serve with more marinara sauce for dipping.


Rating: 4.45 stars
The stromboli that I make uses pre-made pizza dough. But bread dough can be used as well. Kids love this pizza creation and adults love the grown-up pizza creation. Also, I always have left-over mixture, which I use the following day with Spaghetti.

Inspiration and Ideas

Real Italian Calzones
Rating: Unrated
"I set this up for a build-your-own-calzone dinner party and it turned out fantastic! Everyone loved these!" – Sarah
Chef John's Ham and Cheese Calzones
Rating: Unrated
See how to make homemade calzones stuffed with prosciutto, smoked ham, ricotta, and mozzarella. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Ham and Cheese Stromboli

Rating: 4.31 stars

A pizza in half, much better than calzones. Had them all over in the Italian areas in Philadelphia growing up. Serve with spaghetti sauce or Ranch dressing.