Easy Homemade Pizza Calzones

Calzones are one of those things that make people ooh-and-ahh, but in reality are pretty simple to make at home. Your family will love you forever when you whip a batch of these.

Easy Homemade Pizza Calzones

Ingredients
  1. One batch of homemade pizza dough
  2. 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  3. Toppings of your choice-- I usually use around ¾ cup of toppings per calzone (My personal favorite is sausage crumbles with sliced mushrooms, but any pizza-style toppings will do: pepperoni, olives, peppers, pineapple, veggies, etc!)
  4. 1-2 cups of marinara sauce (for dipping)

Instructions
  • Mix up the pizza dough and allow it to rise for one hour.
  • After the rising period, punch it down and divide into four equal lumps.
  • Roll each lump into a circular shape--roughly 8" in diameter
  • Place the toppings of your choice on half of the dough circle (you'll be folding the other half over the top to create the pocket)
  • Sprinkle liberally with mozzarella cheese