Find delicious Italian calzone recipes, which are basically hand-held pizzas or the Italian equivilent of a Cornish pastie!

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280 reviews

If you like bbq chicken pizza, you'll love this easy version in a calzone. Lots of shortcuts in this so it's ready in no time at all. It calls for cooked chicken, bottled bbq sauce and I use ready made pizza dough - you'll need to cook the bacon but you can leave it out if you're short on time.

Recipe by: Tummy13

618 reviews

This is my pizza dough recipe that I use to make calzones which the kids love. Traditonal Italian calzones don't have tomato pizza sauce inside them. You can fill them with lots of different meats, cheeses and vegetables but we like this combo of cheese, mushrooms and pepperoni. Serve with warm pizza sauce on the side, if you like.

Recipe by: Jenny

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Calzone is a bit like an Italian version of a Cornish pasty, but with the tasty filling sealed inside pizza dough rather than pastry. This recipe combines diced chicken with olives, roasted peppers, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese to make an ideal snack for a packed lunch or picnic.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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Here's an Italian version of a Cornish pasty, using pizza dough instead of pastry. The filling is ready-cooked roast chicken with spinach, red peppers and creamy ricotta cheese. Serve with a side salad.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

165 reviews

Calzones are like folded over pizzas, baked to perfection. This calzone dough is made in the bread machine for ease. Play around with the fillings you use - you can use your favourite jarred pasta sauce, or homemade, instead of pizza sauce. You can also try sausage or chorizo instead of pepperoni.

Recipe by: D. Adams

23 reviews

The pizza dough is made in the bread machine and then stuffed with 4 different types of cheese. Calzones are really versatile so you can experiment with the fillings. Handy for parties.

Recipe by: MARBALET

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This recipe is a twist on Canescione, an Italian savoury pie made with pizza dough and stuffed with vegetables and cured meat, eaten at Easter and originating from the southern regions of Italy. This is my family recipe and is a simpler, vegetarian variation. I shape the pizza dough into 4 discs and fill them, similar to a calzone, with mixed green veg, garlic, capers and olives.

Recipe by: Helen

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Great calzone everytime! You can add any filling you like. They don't go in the oven for long so all fillings need to be cooked unless it can be eaten raw (like ham).


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