Vegan Calzones (Homemade Vegan Pizza Dough)

Make vegan calzone (vegan pizza pockets) with store-bought or homemade vegan pizza dough! Then, load them up with your favorite fillings, fold, and bake to perfection for a quick snack or meal!


Pizza Crust: – .25 ounce packet of yeast – 1 teaspoon of sugar – 1 cup of warm water – 2 Tablespoons of olive oil – 2 ½ cups of all purpose or whole wheat flour, more for rolling – 1 teaspoon of salt Calzone: – ½ jar of marinara sauce ~13 ounces – ½ cup chopped red or green bell pepper – ½ cup diced red or white or yellow onion about ½ medium onion – 1 can of sliced black olives, drained 2.25 ounces Optional Additions: – 4 vegan chick'n strips, baked and chopped – 1 cup vegan cheese – ½ cup chopped crimini mushrooms

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. To assemble the pizza dough: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let it about 10 minutes or until it turns foamy.

Add olive oil, flour, and salt and mix well. Remove the dough and knead it more flour to prevent sticking. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Divide the pizza dough into 3 or 4 balls, depending on the size of the calzones you’d like.

On a well-floured surface (I prefer using two baking sheets rather than my countertop), take each ball and roll it out into a circle.

Place 1/2 cup marinara sauce on the middle of each piece of dough, leaving a 1-inch space from the edge.

Place the bell pepper, onion, and olives over the sauce. Fold each piece of dough in half, fold the edges over, and pinch the edges together.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the calzones are golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool.