Three-Cheese Calzones

A calzone is a folded, stuffed piece of pizza dough that is baked until the crust is brown.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • Cornmeal to sprinkle under the crusts
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 8 oz. pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves or 2 tsp. dried
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten


  • Heat oven to 425° F. Spread cornmeal on a board. Roll out the pizza dough into 4 rounds, each 6 inches in diameter.
  • Mix the sauce, cheeses, herbs, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1⁄4 of the filling on each calzone, covering only half of the dough. Fold the halves that are not sauced over the filling and crimp the edges with a fork.
  • Place rounds on a heavy baking sheet or pizza stone. Brush the calzones with egg and use a fork to prick the top in two places. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.