Vegetarian Calzones

Calzones are a cheap, filling and flexible meal idea. Use what you have on hand to create a tasty dinner.

A calzone is like a folded over stuffed pizza. The circle of pizza dough is folded in half over the filling and then sealed. During baking, the pizza dough swells somewhat until it resembles a “stuffed stocking”, the literal translation of word calzone. there is also a version of fried calzone with mozzarella cheese and tomato stuffing named panzerotti . This version is found in the region of Puglia , South Italy  Sautéed vegetables and cheese aromatized with herbs is the filling for this calzone. You can vary the vegetable combination. Calzone can stand alone as a substantial snack or combined with a green salad and soup, it makes an easy dinner.

veg calzone

Vegetable Calzone


120 ml of warm water
½ pack ( 4 g ) instant dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
150 g flour versatile
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp salt


2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
200 g portobello mushrooms thinly sliced ​​1 ½ cm
150 ml tomato puree
1 tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp salt
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp thyme
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ tsp sugar
150 g leaves horenzo ( Japanese spinach )thinly sliced
¼ fruit ( 25 g ) onions thinly sliced
75 g mozzarella cheese


1 tbsp olive oil

How to Make

1 . Bread : Mix water , yeast , and sugar , stir well and set aside . In a bowl , mix the remaining ingredients until well blended . Add a solution of yeast , knead until smooth . Round the dough , cover the bowl tightly with plastic sticking up . Allow the dough to rise until double ( ± 30 minutes ) .

2 . Contents : Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat . Saute garlic until fragrant , enter portobello mushrooms and cook until mushrooms wilt . Add the tomato puree , tomato paste , salt , oregano , thyme , pepper , and sugar and stir well . Cook until thickened . Enter horenzo leaves and stir well . Cook until the leaves wilt .

3 . Prepare a flat baking sheet for cookies , sprinkle with flour . Flatten dough on a baking sheet into a circular shape ( diameter 25 cm ) ½ cm thick . Pour the dough in the center of the circle . Set aside 1 cm at the ends of the dough .

4 . Fold up to form a semi-circle ( such as pastels ) . Embed this end like making pie dough . Grease the top of the calzone with olive oil until blended . Bake in a hot oven temperature of 200o C until browned and cooked ( ± 30 minutes ) , remove it . Serve .

Recipe courtesy of Easy Recipes




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