A cheese calzone is a calzone that has it’s base a mixture of cheeses. Typically a cheese calzone would consist of mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan cheeses. The cheeses are mixed with breadcrumbs and herbs to give it a good base before placing the cheese filling in the calzone dough. A cheese calzone can also be mixed with meats including salami, ham, prosciutto, or pepperoni.
How do you seal a calzone?
The calzone dough is sealed with a bit of egg and then pressed down with a fork to seal the edges.
Calzone Dough vs Pizza Dough
Calzone dough and pizza dough are actually same type of dough. Usually people make calzones with their leftover pizza dough. To use pizza dough for calzone dough, roll it out into a rectangle. Cut strips of dough that are quite wide ~6 inches wide & 12 inches long. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it depends how large you want your calzones. Place the filling on the bottom half of your cut rectangles. Fold and stretch your calzone dough over your filling and seal the edges with water or a bit of egg. Then using a fork, seal the calzone dough around the edges and you’re ready to bake them.
Calzone fillings that are vegetarian
Do calzones have ricotta?
Calzones can have ricotta in them, along with a mixture of other cheeses like parmesan and mozzarella. Ricotta calzones can also be mixed meats and other vegetables to be a more balanced meal for dinner.
Calzone fillings with ricotta
- ricotta and mozzarella
- ricotta and spinach
- ricotta, Italian sausage, parmesan cheese
- ricotta and arugula
- prosciutto and ricotta
- ricotta, sundried tomato, parmesan cheese
Do calzones have sauce?
Calzones don’t usually have sauce, but you can serve marinara sauce with your calzones for dipping sauce. Another sauce to serve with your calzones is garlic butter to dip your calzone into.
What goes good with a calzone?
There are countless foods that go well with calzones. You’ll want to balance out the flavors of your calzone to the side you are picking for your dinner. Don’t pick two similar foods, try to select complimenting foods for your meal.
- Butternut squash soup
- potato leak soup
- minestrone soup
- Caesar salad
- corn on the cob
- green salad
- marinara sauce