I just love our Mama’s Best Pizza Dough recipe. It is so versatile! It can be used not only for traditional Pizza, but for Dessert Pizzas, Breadsticks, Stromboli Braids, Pretzel Bites, Pigs in the Blanket, Garlic Knots, Pita Bread, Flat Bread, Italian Bread and the list goes on…These amazing Cheese Stuffed Calzones are made using our Mama’s Best Pizza Dough recipe. Click HERE for the recipe.
This dough recipe makes a big batch of dough – enough for 12 Calzones! The cheese filling recipe below is enough to make 4 Cheese stuffed Calzones – you will need to triple the recipe if you are going to make 12 Calzones.
Cheese Filling (enough for 4 Calzones)
3/4 cup whole milk Ricotta cheese
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg white
Stir together all of the ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
After the dough has risen for about 45 minutes, punch it down and divide the dough into thirds. Divide each third into 4 pieces (you will have 12 equal size pieces.)
Preheat the oven to 375°. Roll out each piece of dough into an 8″ circle. Spread an equal amount of cheese filling onto half of the circle. Leave a 1″ border around the edge. Wet your finger with water and spread onto the border. Fold the dough over the filling and crimp the edge with a fork. (This keeps all the cheese filling inside as it bakes.)
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet that has been sprinkled with a little bit of cornmeal. By the way. If you have never used Parchment Baking Sheets for baking, you should try them!
Brush the top of the Calzones with an egg wash made from 1 whole egg + 1 tablespoon water. Then, sprinkle the Calzones with some garlic salt and dried parsley.
There is no need to let them rise. They will rise as they bake. Pop them into the pre-heated 375° oven for about 22-25 minutes or until golden. Serve hot with Marinara sauce for dipping. Click HERE for our delicious Crock-pot Marinara Sauce recipe.
Also, try some of our other variations of this versatile dough:
Garlic Dill Glazed Breadsticks
Peach Crumble Dessert Pizza
Pizza on the Grill