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easy calzones piled on a white plate on a table.
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5 from 8 votes

Easy Calzones

Calzones are so easy to make and versatile. You can use your favorite homemade white bread dough, or of course, your favorite pizza dough, or to make it even easier, use a premade store-bought frozen bread or pizza dough. If you love pizza, make some calzones! If I can do it you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread, dough, pizzas
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Dough cutter/scraper or knife
  • rolling pin
  • sheet pan
  • Basting brush
  • Fork


  • 2 lbs frozen bread dough
  • 1 can of olives
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb of ground Italian sausage
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. water


  • Make or thaw out your bread or pizza dough.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. Then add in the Italian sausage along with a pinch of salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Brown the meat until there is no pink, stir and flipping with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Divide the dough into 6 pieces or whatever size that you want. It doesn't have to be exact. Roll out the dough into a 6 to 8-inch circle on a floured surface.
  • Spread on some marinara or pizza sauce, but don't go to the edge. Then sprinkle on the cheese, cooked Italian sausage, and olives in the middle.
  • Fold the dough over in half and then pinch and crimp the edges to seal it. Place the unbaked calzones on a sheet pan or cookie sheet.
  • Take one egg and whisk it together with a teaspoon of water. Baste the tops of the calzones with the egg wash. (optional)
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until nice and golden brown. Let cool then serve. Enjoy!



Note: The amounts do not have to be precise for these. It's very simple take some dough roll it out, add the toppings and fold. The amounts will vary greatly depending on how you make them. :) 
Also the nutritional facts will vary greatly depending on how large you make them and of course the toppings/fillings you use. 
Easy homemade calzones nutritional facts