So, in the Altmyer house pizza is a staple. Bread. Cheese. Ranch. Yep- love it. I’ve attempted to make calzones before, but I haven’t had a ton of success with them…and none of them looked as nice as this one did! So I pinned this mostly because it looked like a fun way to “fold” the calzone.
What You Need:
Refrigerated pizza dough
First you will need to roll or stretch the dough out to be about the size of your pan. I had mine hanging off the edge a little bit, and that was fine. Spread the sauce down the middle, then top with cheese and whatever toppings you want! We did half cheese (for me) and half pineapple and jalapeno (for the hubbs- his fav). Next, take your food scissors or a knife and cut 3/4 to 1 inch sections down both sides.
Next, wrap up the baby! Pull one section at a time across the pizza, alternating in a lattice pattern. Careful not to stretch the sections too long…because if you get too much dough piled up it will be difficult to cook all the way through without the top/bottom starting to get too dark.
Here’s what the finished product looked like…I topped mine with pizza seasonings.
I baked mine at 425 degrees for 13 minutes…but you could also bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. It smelled YUMMY and it looked so pretty! I served ours with some warm marinara and ranch dressing for dipping 🙂
This calzone was a hit! So easy, and looks really good too! Would be very easy to throw a few of these together for a large group, took maybe 5 minutes to prep it- and then only 15 minutes to cook! We rate it 5 out of 5 stars.