Find delicious Italian calzone recipes, which are basically hand-held pizzas or the Italian equivilent of a Cornish pastie!
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.
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.
This chicken calzone with buffalo sauce and mozzarella is very easy to make with ready rolled pizza dough. Great to slice up and share if you're expecting a crowd of hungry teenagers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These Italian 'calzoni al forno' are relatively easy to make at home, just be careful not to stuff too much inside the dough and to seal them well. The classic fillings in an Italian calzone are tomato, mozzarella, ham and olives, but you can of course add the ingredients you like. I, for example, also include some blue cheese which tastes great.
For calzone you make the same yeast dough as for pizza, except calzone are deed fried not baked.