Salami Calzone


For the Calzone Dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F or 43°C)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Calzone Filling:

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8-10 slices of salami
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (plus extra for dipping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil (for brushing)


1. Prepare the Calzone Dough:

  1. In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and active dry yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the well. Stir until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.

2. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the middle rack.

3. Assemble the Calzone:

  1. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into two equal portions.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough into a circle or oval shape, about 10-12 inches in diameter.
  3. On one half of each dough round, leaving a border around the edge, layer the shredded mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, salami slices, marinara sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling, creating a half-moon shape.

4. Seal and Bake the Calzone:

  1. Press the edges of the dough together to seal the calzones. You can use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative touch.
  2. Brush the tops of the calzones with a little olive oil.

5. Bake the Calzone:

  1. Carefully transfer the calzones to the preheated oven on the pizza stone or baking sheet.
  2. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the calzones are golden brown and crispy.

6. Serve:

  1. Remove the calzones from the oven and let them cool slightly before slicing.
  2. Serve the Salami Calzones with extra marinara sauce for dipping.

Enjoy your homemade Salami Calzone as a delicious and satisfying meal!