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Crunchy Cheese Calzone Recipe

My homemade baked calzone with cheese recipe is mostly dedicated to those who like authentic food and don’t mind jumping into the cooking process from scratch. Despite the fact it may seem a very laborious recipe, you’ll get amazed at the times and effort this calzone recipe implies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
1 hour1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: calzone, calzone recipe, cheese calzone, italian recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 520kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


Pizza dough

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 7 g yeast dried


  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheese at own preference


How to make pizza/calzone dough

  • Mix ½ cup of warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar and one packet of dried yeast of 7g, and 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Let rest for about 15 minutes or until there’s a hat of foam on top of the mixture
  • Sift the flour and put in a large bowl
  • Add to the flour 1 cup of warm water, ¼ cup of olive oil, and the activated yeast
  • Mix everything using a wooden spoon, or use a kitchen aid
  • Work the dough by hands or by using a kitchen robot
  • Let rest for 1 hour, it should double in size

How to make the cheese calzone

  • Preheat oven at 356 degrees for at least 10 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and knead each of the pieces once again
  • Roll each piece to shape a circle of 0.3-0.5 inches thick, and 10 inches in diameter
  • Spread tomato sauce on the surface, leave the edges out
  • Add shredded parmesan to one half of the circle
  • Fold one half of the dough circle over the full part and use a fork to seal the calzone
  • Bake the cheese calzone for 15-18 minutes at 356 degrees or until golden
  • Take out of the oven, let rest for 5 minutes then serve with pleasure


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 4mg