Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meat, Cheese, and Veggie Filled Calzone

This is my favorite go-to recipe when I do not have time to defrost meat or go to the store to pick up the ingredients for my dinner. This recipe is an outline for you to follow, but if you prefer another type of meat, ground beef or ground sausage, or various veggies you can switch things up. I always have ground turkey or beef in my fridge and a can of refrigerated thin pizza crust for days like this.


1 yellow onion
1 green pepper
1 roasted red pepper
2 tomatoes
2 green onions
1 lb ground turkey
½ TB crushed red pepper
½ tsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 can of refrigerated thin pizza crust
½ c mozzarella
2 c cheddar cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 egg white

Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a cookie sheet

Preheat a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil. Dice all of the following and place into your skillet to sauté them: yellow onion, green pepper, roasted red pepper, tomatoes, and green onions. As the onions start to become transparent place ground turkey into the same skillet. Cook the ground turkey until it has cooked through. While it is in the pan season with crushed red pepper.

Roll out the pizza dough so it is flat onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and 1 c of cheddar cheese lengthwise down the pan. Add your sauté vegetables and meat mixture on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top mixture with ½ c of cheddar cheese.

Carefully fold dough over filling; pinch edges or press with fork to seal securely.

Carefully fold dough over filling; pinch edges or press with fork to seal securely. Brush with egg. Sprinkle oregano, parsley, and remaining cheese on the top of the uncooked calzone. Bake about 5-10 minutes or until golden brown and cheese has melted.

Serve with ranch or marinara.


  1. I tried this recipe last night and loved it! I am not a spicy fan so I ommitted the crushed red pepper flakes, but it was still good. This is def a new go to recipe for me, thanks 3 gals!

  2. Mikaela, I am glad the recipe turned out so well for you. It is definitely a go-to in my house as well. Especially on those nights when you have a million things going on. :)