Mini calzones

Total Time
20 min
5 min
15 min
There’s no need to rely on a local pizzeria for this comforting Italian specialty. This super simple cheesy version is a good introduction to making calzones at home, and it takes just 20 minutes. Using store-bought dough makes this recipe quick, and filling it with a mix of ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and fresh parsley make them tasty. When shaping the calzones, make sure the dough is well-sealed so none of the filling leaks out. This recipe is adaptable. You can add in a wide variety of ingredients, such as pepperoni, sausage, vegetables of any kind, and fresh herbs. One important note: Any filling ingredients must be cooked before being sealed in the dough since the short time in the oven won’t be long enough to cook them.


Part-skim ricotta cheese

½ cup(s)

Part-skim mozzarella cheese

¼ cup(s), shredded, shredded

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, chopped

Frozen pizza crust dough

10 oz, defrosted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F; spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta, mozzarella and parsley.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the dough. With your hands, press it into a square; cut into 4 squares. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Divide the cheese mixture among the dough and fold each piece of dough on the diagonal to make triangles; press the edges to seal. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes.