Family Style Calzone

Family Style Calzone – this casserole is a favorite at our house. It is super simple to make and everyone loves it! Pizza dough stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and your favorite pizza toppings and baked. Top the baked calzone with some warm spaghetti sauce and prepare to be wowed! Serve with a simple salad and you are set!

Originally posted 9/14/2010

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Easy Calzone Casserole for a Crowd

This Family Style Calzone is a favorite at our house. I’ve been making dish casserole for years! It is super simple to make and everyone loves it! Pizza dough stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and your favorite pizza toppings and baked. Top the baked casserole with some warm spaghetti sauce. All you need is a simple salad and you are set! SO much better than delivery!

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How to Make Family Style Calzone

This pizza is super easy to make. Start with pressing a can of refrigerated pizza dough into the bottom of a baking dish. Combine ricotta, parmesan, and an egg white. Sprinkle mozzarella over the pizza crust. Top with some of your favorite pizza toppings. Spread ricotta mixture over toppings. Add more toppings, and mozzarella cheese. Top the filling with another can of pizza dough. Stretch the dough out and press all around the edge to seal with the bottom crust. Cut a few slits into the dough and bake. Brush the dough with some olive oil and Italian seasoning and continue to bake until golden brown.

  • You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings – pepperoni, sausage, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, ham, pineapple, spinach – anything goes.
  • This makes a lot of food. Feel free to cut the recipe in half and bake in a 9-inch baking dish.
  • I used two cans of Pillsbury regular pizza dough.
  • If you don’t want to layer the cheese and toppings, you can just mix all of the filling ingredients together and spread over the crust.
calzone topped with pizza sauce

What to Serve with Easy Homemade Calzone

We like to serve the calzone topped with some warm pizza or spaghetti sauce and a salad. This pizza is SO good! It has definitely earned a spot in the dinner rotation at our house. I’d rather have this calzone than greasy delivery pizza any day of the week.

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calzone topped with pizza sauce

Family Style Calzone

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Family Style Calzone – this casserole is a favorite at our house. It is super simple to make and everyone loves it! Pizza dough stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and your favorite pizza toppings and baked. Top the baked calzone with some warm spaghetti sauce and prepare to be wowed! Serve with a simple salad and you are set!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (13.8-oz) cans refrigerated pizza dough
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (15-oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning, divided
  • 1 (3-oz) can grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • pizza toppings of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • pizza or spaghetti sauce for dipping

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Press one can of pizza dough in the bottom and up the sides the baking dish.
  • Mix together all ricotta, parmesan Italian seasoning, and egg white. 
  • Top the crust with half of the mozzarella cheese. Top with half of your pizza toppings. Spread the ricotta mixture over the toppings. Top the ricotta with more pizza toppings and the rest of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the remaining can of pizza dough over the top of the filling and press all around the edge to seal with the bottom crust. Cut a few slits in the top crust with a sharp knife.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Brush the crust with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Allow the calzone to cool slightly before cutting. Serve with pizza or warm spaghetti sauce.

Notes:

  • You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings – pepperoni, sausage, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, ham, pineapple, spinach – anything goes.
  • This makes a lot of food. Feel free to cut the recipe in half and bake in a 9-inch baking dish.
  • I used two cans of Pillsbury regular pizza dough.
  • If you don’t want to layer the cheese and toppings, you can just mix all of the filling ingredients together and spread over the crust.

Steph

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Comments

  1. LOVE your blog! So glad to find someone who cooks real food! As a working mom I love all of your "make-ahead" tips too. Had this calzone last week and it was wonderful! Can't wait to experiment with different fillings.

  2. Ok, let's try this again. Last time it said service unavailable!

    Looks terrific…I'm gonna have to hunt down a pizzeria for lunch today!
    ~ingrid

  3. I'll be taking some tips from this. We tried making our first calzone this week and while it was good, wasn't great. I think the seasoned crust would have been the difference.

  4. As you know, I don't do dough, but I've been dying to make a calzone. We have a little Italian place about an hour away that makes the best. I want to try to imitate some of their fillings since it's not convenient to visit. Thanks for this recipe Stephanie.

  5. I have seen quite a few blogger friends are on the roll for calzones! I guess I should join in the fun too! Looks yummy!

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