Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Calzone for One

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calzone, cooking for one, dinner
Today I wanted to share another quick recipe that is a staple at my apartment: easy peasy calzones. Best of all, this is adjusted to be a recipe for a calzone for one! I started making these in college and love how versatile they are! You just need refrigerated pizza dough, cheese, and your desired fillings to make them. I've done a simple version- just cheese and pepperoni- thanks to what I had in my refrigerator, but you can get really creative here. I've done ham, banana peppers, olives, roasted garlic, mushrooms, and more before! Basically, everything but the kitchen sink can go inside.

The great thing about this dinner, is that you can make 2 huge calzones from one can of dough! In college, that meant it was a perfect roomie-bonding activity to cook together. Nowadays, it means one to go in the refrigerator to eat later in the week. I love having easy and delicious meals ready to go in the fridge. Anybody with me?? I simply reheat the second calzone in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes or until heated through. I serve the calzone with warm pizza sauce for dipping, and a salad to pretend I'm being healthy! To be honest, that's a ton of food but since this calzone reheats so well, I don't mind having some left over. Bon appetit!

calzone, cooking for one
calzone, cooking for one 
pizza dipping sauce

Calzone For One

1 canned pizza crust, cold
1/3 cup cheese (more or less for your tastes!)
pepperonis (or desired toppings; drained of juices)
1 tbsp olive oil
pizza sauce for dipping

1. Preheat oven according to crust packaging and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cut pizza dough in half. The dough becomes less manageable as it warms up, so if you need to prep your ingredients, do so before taking dough out!
3. Fill calzone square with toppings, leaving about an inch of exposed dough to seal edges. Fold dough over to create a triangle calzone and pinch edges to prevent the toppings from oozing out while baking.
4. Brush olive oil lightly on the dough and cut 2-4 small slits in the top layer of the dough to vent.
5. Bake according to crust packaging. Mine tends to take the upper limit of the cook time, but watch to ensure that your crust doesn't burn!
6. Serve with warmed pizza sauce and enjoy immediately.
7. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers!

What are your go-to easy dinners? Have you made calzones at home before?


  1. Yum! I love calzones! They are the best!

  2. these look amazing, I love calzones! I'm saving this :)

  3. Love the new look of your blog and those calzones, yum ;-)


  4. Looks so easy and SO delicious! I make my own pizza's a lot but never thought to turn it into a calzone . yum!

    How 2 Wear It []

  5. This sounds amazing! I've never made my own pizzas or calzones before.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. Calzones are the best!!! I love how you made this recipe just for one. Whenever I make them or get them at restaurants they are always huge!

  7. I spy dinner for tonight!! Thanks doll you are the absolute best!!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  8. This actually seems surprisingly easy to make and delicious too!

  9. This sounds super easy to make and I sooo appreciate you sharing a recipe! I'll definitely remember to pick up these ingredients next time I'm at the store :)

  10. Love this! It looks so yummy!

  11. So delicious! And I love recipes just for one. Thank you for this goodness! :)

    Courtney// As We Stumble Along

  12. This is so simple, and it sounds so good! I will definitely be trying this, thanks!!

    xoxo Lex // LexMeetsWorld

  13. This is such a good idea. My boyfriend and I have often made pizza at home but we've never tried a calzone - but I'm definitely going to! Looks so simple (my favourite kind of food prep..)

  14. I really need more easy recipes in my life, and this is perfect! It's so hard cooking for just one person, and this is a great portion size :)

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  15. This looks SO yummy! C & I are on different schedules right now, so most of my meals are for one. I need to give this a try :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  16. Yumm, this looks amazing!!! Great recipe shared!!

  17. I've made pizza before (a bunch) but I've never made a calzone! I want to make this meal!

  18. YUM. I had no idea these were so easy to make!

    Diary of a Debutante

  19. Make your own calzone? Why have I never thought of this! I love it!

  20. I have a total weakness for anything involving cheese, so this recipe is right up my alley! Looks delicious!

  21. Looks yummy! Perfect for a busy college student like me or a young adult just starting out in the big, scary "real world."

    Also loving the clean, streamlined look of your site. The navigation bar works nicely! A pop or two of color wouldn't hurt, though! Are you on Bloglovin at all?

    Melissa | These words are my own.

    1. Thanks, I appreciate that! I am, on there as A Peachy Sonder as well! :)

  22. This looks so easy to make! This is perfect for those late nights when I get off work late! I'll give it a try for sure!

  23. It'd be fun to make mini versions of these for movie night! Also, have you tried turkey pepperoni?! Soooo good, you should definitely check it out!


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