Build your own Calzone

Cooking method:

Ninja® Professional Plus Food Processor with Auto-iQ®
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 1h 5 mins
  • Skill advanced
  • Serves 12 people

Build your own Calzone


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy


For the Dough

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water (110°–115°F)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg, whisked

For the Sauce

  • 14 ounces whole peeled tomatoes
  • 14 ounces fire-roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Filling

  • 2 bags (8 ounces each shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 orange bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 small red onion, peeled, ends trimmed, julienned
  • 1 bag (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni

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  • Step 1

    Install the dough blade in the Precision Processor® Bowl. Place the yeast, sugar, and warm water in the bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes. 

  • Step 2

    After 5 minutes, add the olive oil, flour, and salt. Install the lid, then select DOUGH. 

  • Step 3

    Remove dough ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size. 

  • Step 4

    While dough is rising, clean the bowl, then install the chopping blade in it. Place all sauce ingredients in the bowl. Install the lid, then select HIGH and run until program is complete. Transfer sauce to a mixing bowl and set aside.  

  • Step 5

    Once dough ball has risen, preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside.

  • Step 6

     Cut dough ball in half. Lightly flour each ball and use a rolling pin to roll each into a 12-inch disc. Place on the prepared pans. 

  • Step 7

    Place a 1/2 cup sauce on each round and spread sauce on the bottom half only, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border around the edge.

  • Step 8

    Top sauce with cheese and fillings, then fold exposed dough over toppings to form a halfmoon shape. 

  • Step 9

    Press edges of dough together to seal, brush with whisked egg mixture, and cut 3 slits in the top of each calzone with a sharp knife. 

  • Step 10

     Place pans in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. 

  • Step 11

    Allow to cool then slice and serve.