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Grabbing a piece of calzone

Homemade Cheese Calzone

  • Author: Leanna Myers
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large calzones 1x


Homemade Cheese Calzone is a cheese lovers dream! It's super simple to through together.?



Pizza Dough (makes 4 large calzones)

  • 1 1 /2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Filling - distribute all ingredients equally among the four calzones

  • 8-10 Tablespoons ricotta cheese?
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese?
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese?
  • 8 Tablespoons feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


For the pizza dough:

  1. Pour the warm water, yeast, and sugar into a large bowl (or a standing mixing bowl if you have one) and let the yeast activate for 2 minutes.
  2. Add 3 1/2 cups of the flour, olive oil and salt and mix until it's combined. If the dough is too sticky to handle add a little bit of flour.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface or in a mixing bowl for 7 minutes.
  4. Place the kneaded dough into a clean bowl (or leave it in the mixing bowl), and let it rise for 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

For the calzones:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Divide the pizza dough into four equal balls.
  3. Roll out each ball into an approximate 8" circle.
  4. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of ricotta cheese on half of each dough.
  5. Top the ricotta with the remaining cheeses and seasonings, then fold the dough over, and crimp the edges shut
  6. Cut a little hole in the top of each calzone to let the steam out.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown.


Save yourself some time and use store bought pizza dough. I love Trader Joes and Publix's premade pizza dough.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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