Recipe: Classic Calzone with Salami and Cheese

Classic Calzone, Courtesy:
Classic Calzone, Courtesy:

A calzone is a filled, folded, oven-baked pizza, originating in Naples, Italy.  This classic calzone recipe mimics a pizza, with filling consisting of marinara sauce, thinly sliced salami (or pepperoni) and fresh mozzarella.  It’s great as a weeknight dinner but tasty enough for a weekend treat.

Olive oil, for brushing
All-purpose flour, for work surface
1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen
1/3 cup marinara sauce
1/4 pound thinly sliced salami
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil.
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough into a 16-inch round.
  4. Spread marinara on bottom half of dough, leaving a 1-inch border.
  5. Top marinara with salami and mozzarella.
  6. Fold top half over and roll and pinch edges to seal and brush off excess flour.
  7. Carefully transfer calzone to baking sheet.

  8. Lightly brush with oil, season with salt, and bake until golden brown, 22 to 25 minutes.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I substituted pepperoni for the salami and it was mighty tasty!
  • You may want to serve some extra marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Yield: 4 servings




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