the best Calzones


  • 1 basic pizza dough
  • Fillings of your choice (do not exceed 5 as it is just too much)
  • Pizza blend shredded cheese
  • 1 T. butter
  • pinch of basil
  • pinch of garlic powder


  1. Prepare pizza dough, roll out into a 12″ circle.
  2. Place a layer of cheese on the lower half of dough then your topping and another layer of cheese.
  3. Fold top half over and seal the edges by pinching and rolling inward.
  4. Melt butter and stir in basil and garlic powder, brush over the top of the calzone.
  5. Using a knife, place a few slits across the top for steam to escape.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-12 minutes. Serve with a side of warm pizza sauce.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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