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Easy Recipe For A Delicious Pepperoni & Cheese Calzone

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Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas. Today we are all sharing party food. I am sharing an easy and delicious recipe for a pepperoni and cheese calzone that your guests will love. 

 Quick & Easy Pepperoni and Cheese Calzone

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My husband was a pastry chef for many years and was an incredible cook, so he did most of the cooking when the kids were younger. Any time there was a family get together, everyone always asked if he would make pepperoni and cheese calzones. Of course, he used to make his own dough, but that is above my culinary skills, so I use pre-made dough 🙂 It is just as yummy and you can easily make these for a quick week night meal as well. 

Pepperoni And Cheese Calzone


  • 2 lbs of pizza dough
  • Sliced Pepperoni
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Melted Butter
  • Flour


pizza dough

Start by rolling out the dough on a floured surface. Add flour to the rolling pin as well. You want to roll the dough in a rectangle shape about a foot long. This is the pepperoni I used, but you can also use large deli sliced pepperoni.

sliced pepperoni

Now you want to add your toppings in the middle of the calzone. We are very boring and don’t even add sauce. We load it with pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese and that is it. But I have made other calzones with chicken parmesan, meatball, sausage and peppers, etc. Add your favorite toppings and you are good to go.

Rolled Out Dough

The next part is key, otherwise the dough will open up while cooking.  Fold each end of the dough up first, then fold one side of the dough over and pinch the dough so it’s closed. You can use a little water too. When we made these at my Sister’s house recently we didn’t close it enough, but they still tasted really good!

Pizza Dough

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Brush melted butter along the top of the dough and bake in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 20  minutes. I told you it was easy! 

Finished Calzone

You can serve sauce on the side and dip the calzones in it. These are definitely a great party food and good for football season too. 

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Lynne B

Monday 30th of September 2019

I love a good calzone. Your post made me crave a calzone from my childhood neighborhood pizzeria.

Super Mom - No Cape!

Saturday 15th of December 2018

Oh that is making me hungry!! They'd be a hit in our house for sure.

Cherryl Ehlenburg

Friday 7th of December 2018

This will work great at our house! My family is a pepperoni-loving bunch!


Thursday 29th of November 2018

I love calzones, but I've never tried making my own. Thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to trying it!


Thursday 29th of November 2018

This looks amazing and I'm always up for anything that's pizza like. I can't wait to try the recipe.

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