Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Calzones

BY : PUBLISHED : January 13th, 2013 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

This recipe was inspired by my awesome friend Amy. She often makes several batches and freezes them individually for her husband to take to work. You can mix and match with your pizza filling, using whatever veggies you have in your fridge. I also picked up some Gardein nuggets for $3.00 and threw them in there because I was feeling fancy. Delicious!

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Calzones

Toni Okamoto
You can mix and match with your pizza filling, using whatever veggies you have in your fridge. Feel free to add your favorite meat substitutes as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 371 kcal
DIET Vegan


Pizza Dough:

  • .25 ounce packet of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour - I use all-purpose but you can also use whole wheat
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  • pasta sauce - I used Prego traditional sauce, but you can also use BBQ
  • any other pizza fillings you like (I used diced red onions, diced bell pepper, sliced olives)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.Pizza dough: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let it about 10 minutes or until it turns foamy.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Remove dough and knead it with flour (enough so it doesn't stick). Let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 3 or 4 (depending on size you'd like) balls. On a well-floured surface (I used two baking sheets), take each ball and roll it out into a circle.
  • Place pasta sauce on the middle of the dough leaving a one inch space from the edge. Place your pizza fillings over the pasta sauce, fold the dough in half and fold the edges over and pinch them together (see photo).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 908mgPotassium: 303mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 4mg
Keyword BBQ, calzones, cheap, dough, freezer, homemade, pizza, plant-based, recipe, vegan, vegetarian
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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